Philadelphia Tattoo School

Tattoo Apprenticeships in Philly

Body Art & Soul Tattoos - 810 Garrett Road Upper Darby, PA 19082

Our Philadelphia Tattoo Apprenticeship Program and Tattoo School are here to help everyone in the greater Philadelphia area. Our welcoming shop is filled with fabulous art and talented tattoo artists ready to mentor you from the beginning to the end of your tattoo journey.

Philadelphia Tattoo Apprenticeship Program

When you visit Body Art & Soul Tattoos in Philly, you'll find an artistic community that's equally as vibrant and diverse as Philadelphia itself. If you are serious about becoming a Tattoo Artist, then we’re ready to welcome you aboard our Philly tattoo apprenticeship program. Our mission is to ensure equal opportunity in the tattoo industry, worldwide. And we're looking for talented artists from all walks of life, like you.

We are proud of our results and what we offer our artists:

  • Guaranteed Job Offers
  • Over 200 Tattoo Artists Trained

How to Become a Tattoo Artist in Philadelphia

Your apprenticeship starts online in a live virtual classroom, where you work one-on-one with your trainer in the early phases of your apprenticeship. Once you pass the requirements of the work-from-home virtual classroom training, you’re ready to finish up your apprentice training at our Upper Darby tattoo studio.

Once in the shop on Garrett Road, you’ll learn how to create impeccable tattoos on your clients, while gaining the professional skills and work experience you need to launch a successful career as a busy tattoo artist. Apprenticeships at Body Art & Soul Tattoos generally take a year to complete.

Ready for the best news? When you’ve finished your apprenticeship at our tattoo school, you’ll have a guaranteed job offer to join us as a professional tattoo artist! You won’t believe how fast your apprenticeship will fly by because you’re completing training for a job you will love.

Follow Us @bodyartsoulpa

Want to get inspired by awesome ink? Check out our shop's Instagram @bodyartsoulpa to see tattoos from our talented artists. Once you explore the feed, we're sure you'll be excited to join us to work on your own tattoo portfolio!

Get INKspired by Our Artists' Stories

At the Body Art & Soul Tattoos Philadelphia studio, we Ink Different® by treating every artist and every client with care and respect. We hope you get inspired to join us after you watch some of our artists' stories.

September 23, 2022

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Tattoo Artist in Philadelphia

Everything You Need To Know About Why You Should Become A Tattoo Artist In Philadelphia Tattoo Artists are some of the most unique and skilled professionals in the world. Becoming a Tattoo Artist is equally creative and rewarding. While there are probably a hundred reasons to become a Tattoo Artist in Philadelphia, we are sharing with you our top 10 reasons you should launch your career in the greater Philadelphia area in Pennsylvania. If you’re wondering how to become a Tattoo Artist, how to find a tattoo school or tattoo apprenticeship near me, or how to get a tattoo license, […]
September 15, 2022

Top 3 Reasons People Are Choosing Apprenticeships Over College 

Making A Living From Your Art Does Not Require 4 Years Of Your Life And A Lifetime Of Debt. Every fall we experience a wind-up of activity and pressure we call “back to school,” yet with the insane cost of a four-year college degree, many artists and their families are asking, “is college worth it?” Choosing apprenticeships over college has started to look like a smart decision for many. For people considering how to become a Tattoo Artist as a way to make a living from their art, choosing a Tattoo Apprenticeship as an alternative to a college education is […]
August 31, 2022

Top 6 Ways For Philadelphia Parents To Help Their Children Become A Tattoo Artist

Everything Philadelphia Parents Need To Know When Their Child Wants To Become A Tattoo Artist Parents who are looking to help their child become a Tattoo Artist in Philadelphia are in luck. While the art form as a career might be a new idea for you to consider for your young one, Philadelphia has a long history of tattooing and there are ways for Philadelphia Parents to help their children become a Tattoo Artist. This is especially true as a result of Body Art & Soul Tattoos, yet we’ll get to that later. In Philadelphia, you can find the annual […]
June 27, 2022

Best Top 5 Cities in America to Change Careers and Become a Tattoo Artist 

The Answers For “Where,” Not Just “How, Do I Become A Tattoo Artist?”   Do you want to change careers and become a Tattoo Artist? Whether you are looking for a tattoo school near you, a tattoo apprenticeship, or how to become a tattoo artist near you, you really first need to think about what “near me” really means. No offense, yet the reality is that some cities are going to be better than others. Some are going to have larger populations, bigger art scenes, and more people who love tattoos.  Given that Body Art & Soul Tattoos is nationwide, […]
June 9, 2022

3 Reasons To Change Careers And Become A Tattoo Artist In Philadelphia

That Tattoo Apprenticeship to Change Careers And Become A Tattoo Artist In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Might Be Closer Than You Think! It’s really no surprise that an artistic person like yourself feels a pull toward the greater Philadelphia metro area. If you are thinking about how to change careers and become a Tattoo Artist In Philadelphia, you know it’s a city saturated with artistic culture! Aren’t you just obsessed with Avenue of the Arts, Love Park, the infamous Rocky Statue, and the historic Liberty Bell? Yeah, we are too! So much so that here at Body Art & Soul Tattoos, we […]
April 22, 2022

Best 6 Steps to Changing Careers and Becoming a Tattoo Artist – The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Tattoo Artist

Becoming A Tattoo Artist – The Career Change You Need in 2022 You wake up every day, overdose on coffee, and think about becoming a Tattoo Artist, yet then sit down to a job you hate. You dream of doing something better and making art for a living, but don’t know how to change careers. If this sounds like you, you might be ready for a career change right now…. or even yesterday! In January 2022 alone, nearly 4.3 million people quit their jobs. In 2021, a record 48 million people quit in the U.S. These people are tired of […]

Why Become a Tattoo Artist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

It’s really no surprise that artists in the mid-Atlantic region are drawn to Philadelphia. Its street art rivals New York and Los Angeles, and its music history is just as rich. On a slightly contradictory note, the “City of Brotherly” love also has some of the most aggressive sports fans in the country. 

Why is Philadelphia called the City of Brotherly Love? Well, "Philadelphia" is a combination of two Greek words: love (phileo) and brother (adelphos), yet don’t bother telling anyone that if you’re in town at the Linc rooting for anyone other than the Eagles.

For Tattoo Artists, this obsessive fan culture can definitely be a financial win if the teams are going well, yet there is a lot more for artists to be excited about.

Philadelphia Street Art

Like most things in Philly, the locals are not messing around. The murals around town are absolutely inspiring!

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 Avenue of the Arts is pretty cool for when your folks are in town, and Love Park is pretty much a must for pics when your friends are in town... and of course the Rocky Statue.

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Philly Foodies

If you’re not amused by the war that rages on the corner of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philly, the cheese-steak battleground epicenter where Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks face off 24 hours a day, then you just don't understand why it’s always sunny in Philadelphia.  

Very much like the pizza battles our artists to get enjoy in New Haven, the foodie fight in Philly is real! Vegans, however, can get competitive at Soy Cafe in Northern Liberties, which is pretty outstanding. Speaking of…

Fishtown and Northern Liberties

Similar to Silver Lake and Echo Park in Los Angeles, and Williamsburg and Buschwick in New York, Fishtown and Northern Liberties are side-by-side cousins that your bar hopping and mural hunting will have you winding in and out of them, even if you don’t know where you are.

Like Silver Lake and Williamsburg, Norther Liberties was the first of the two to get an influx of artists looking for inspiration and less cost per square foot. Fishtown has now followed as a strong second. You can get to either easily from our shop on the SEPTA, which is like the LA and NYC subway.

The nightlife is like Ybor City in Tampa. It’s condensed, walkable, and there’s plenty of it. Your main music venue choices are Kung Fu Necktie and Johnny Brenda’s, which are both two floors and good enough to walk into even if you don’t know who’s playing. 

When it comes to having the absolute best music venue down the street from the studio, Tower Theater has us covered.

Tower Theatre - Hosting Van Gogh Immersive 

The ‘Fillmore of Philadelphia” started out with artists like David Bowie and Lou Reed, and right now is home to Philadelphia’s Vincent Van Gogh Immersive Experience! Talk about inspiration! 

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We’re not saying you should cut off your ear to go there, yet this is an amazing experience to dive into and take in one of the most profound artists of all time. It’s not just the art, yet his journals and letters are wonderfully inspiring.

Your Time Is Now

Here’s the question, “are you going to be inspiring?” We believe you can and we believe you will. It’s time to ditch that job you have just to pay the bills and start making a living from your art.

Where else in the world are you being offered a Guaranteed Job Offer as an artist? Anywhere? We doubt it. Yes, our approach follows the tradition of tattoo apprenticeships, yet where are you able to find a tattoo apprenticeship not run by someone who needs to extract every little ounce of your energy they can to make it worth their time?

We completely understand the old model of indentured servitude, and “paying your dues,” and all the challenges tattoo artists faced decades ago, yet today is different. We make it different. We Ink Different and never look at you as competition. You are our future teammate. You are the person who is either going to take over and run one of our existing tattoo studios or help us open more. At the least, you’re going to be a highly trained tattoo artist, helping us continue to hundreds of 5-star reviews from clients all across the country.

We are here to give every artist a chance to make a living from their art, take the pressure off the other local artists to provide apprenticeships and build our artist family in a way that serves all the tattoo lovers in the City of Brotherly Love.

It’s time. Time to get serious about making a living from your art. It’s time for Body Art & Soul Tattoos. 

Call or Text 1-310-413-0709 to move to the front of the line and interview for an apprenticeship today.