Everyone’s path through life to live their dreams is unique, but some have more twists and turns than others. Tattoo artist, Martin Dare’s journey was particularly fascinating, ranging from a job in data recovery to work as a professional juggler. And while a job as a network administrator paid him well, it lacked the artistic satisfaction that he craved. Life took a turn when he did a data recovery job for a tattoo artist who promised him a favor in return. Hungry to satisfy his artistic nature, he asked to become a tattoo apprentice, but the response he received was heartbreaking and all too common: “No, you’re too old.”
But tattooing shouldn’t be something only for twenty-somethings. Anyone with a passion for art and a love to learn should be able to pursue a career as a professional tattoo artist. Despite getting rejections wherever he looked, Martin kept trying, and eventually discovered Body Art & Soul Tattoo and their tattoo apprenticeships. With its warm, welcoming atmosphere, Martin knew he had discovered his home and never turned back. That was seven years ago, and now Martin is not only a tattoo artist, but the studio leader at Body Art & Soul Tattoo’s Los Angeles location. Martin has landed the career of his dreams, creating beautiful works of art as a tattoo artist and making excellent money at the same time.
Whether you’re a network administrator, secretary, or professional juggler, there’s never been a better time to make the switch and pursue the career of your dreams as a professional tattoo artist. Body Art & Soul offers the same inviting, inclusive tattoo apprenticeship that Martin followed, at all of its locations around the country. And, if you happen to be at their LA location, you can work directly with Martin!
“I love what I do and I love being able to bring opportunity to people.”
Regardless of your current job, regardless of your path in life, a paying career in the arts is waiting for you with a tattoo apprenticeship at Body Art & Soul Tattoos, just like it was for Martin.