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We’ve launched countless careers with our tattoo apprenticeships, and we have some great stories to share. Whether you’re a professional tattoo artist, currently an apprentice, or someone considering an apprenticeship, there’s always more to learn! Check out our tattoo apprenticeship blog and get inspired by the success stories, our helpful guides, and informative interviews. The Body Art & Soul Tattoo Apprenticeship Blog also offers the latest news in the tattoo industry so you can stay up to date on all cutting-edge tattoo technology and trends. Jump-start your career and stay informed by checking our apprenticeship blog regularly!
October 16, 2020
Get Rid of Job Anxiety, Retrain as a Tattoo Artist

Get Rid of Job Anxiety, Retrain as a Tattoo Artist

Get Inspired by spex.tattoos LA shop artist Alina Arias (Instagram: @spex.tattoos) didn’t know just how far her dream of becoming a tattoo artist would take her when she started her journey. Get inspired by Alina’s determination, commitment, and ability to meet the challenges head on while her journey took her from Hawaii to Brooklyn and ultimately Los Angeles. After a frustrating start, and hearing “no” from every tattoo shop she visited, it seemed like she would have to give up on ever learning to tattoo. Then she found Body Art & Soul Tattoos, and everything changed!  Follow Your Dreams […]
September 6, 2019

Top 3 Reasons to Start a Tattoo Apprenticeship this Back-to-School Season

As summer turns to fall and the leaves on the trees change color, we often think about making changes in our own lives. This time of year, people of all ages return to school to learn new skills and embark on a journey to a new life and new career. Starting something new and making a big change like going back into formal education is exciting! It opens up a whole new future. But, for many, the prospect of taking out student loans and spending decades paying it off is intimidating. The uncertainty of leaving art school and not knowing […]
August 22, 2019
Create an Exceptional Tattoo Flash Portfolio

3 Steps for Creating an Exceptional Tattoo Flash Portfolio

You’ve decided you want to start a tattoo apprenticeship, so you gather all your drawings and paintings ready to create a portfolio to impress. If you are as passionate about your art as we are, deciding which pieces to showcase and which pieces to leave at home is your worst nightmare. You could spend hours sitting staring at them, second guessing which pieces someone else might want to see. We can’t sit with you and make those decisions for you, but we can start you off with 3 steps for creating an exceptional tattoo flash portfolio. 1) Self-critique your work. […]
June 26, 2019
Cosmetic Tattoos by Maddie Harvey

INKspiration – Maddie Harvey, Tattoo Artist

As everyone who has been tattooed knows, the process of getting a tattoo is a unique experience! No two people have quite the same story. Whether it’s a memorial, a celebration of self expression, a declaration of friendship, or just because, every tattoo has some kind of meaning. Just as the motivation for getting a new tattoo is significant to the wearer, the motivations for becoming a tattoo artist can be just as personal. And the stories of each aspiring tattoo artist are equally as unique. In this blog, we’re introducing you to Maddie Harvey, an artist in our Philly […]
March 19, 2019
How much does a tattoo apprenticeship cost?

How Much Does a Tattoo Apprenticeship Cost?

Like many artists, you want to learn to tattoo, but don’t know the best way to do it. Are you asking yourself “how much does a tattoo apprenticeship cost?” We’re here to help! Download our guide for a comparison and cost analysis, so you don’t get fooled by hidden expenses or programs that promise a lot in too little time. Download the Guide to Tattoo Apprenticeship Costs The popularity of tattoos is exploding and there are more opportunities to make a successful career as a tattoo artist than ever, but getting the right training can be tricky. A Google search […]
December 26, 2018
Tattoo Apprenticeship Guide

Tattoo Apprenticeship Guide

We love tattoos, and if you’re reading a blog about tattoo apprenticeships, then you probably love them too. Whether you’re checking Instagram for awesome artwork or you’re planning your next piece, tattoos are an amazing way to share who you are and what you care about. But when it comes to making tattoos yourself, it can be a bit confusing to even get started. Do you just go from shop to shop asking to start a tattoo apprenticeship or are there tattooing resources online? We know what it’s like to have questions, so have created this tattoo apprenticeship comparison infographic […]
November 1, 2018

Vegan Tattoos: How to Get Inked with Compassion

Tattoos can be a way to express yourself or to honor something meaningful in your life, and whether you’re vegan or not, you can get tattooed with zero impact on animals. Vegan tattoos (meaning the use of vegan inks and vegan aftercare) is a great way to ensure that your new tattoo doesn’t hurt any living creatures. Whether you’re an animal rights activist, a tattoo enthusiast, or someone totally new to tattoos, vegan tattoos are a great way to make sure the highest quality materials go into your tattoo without any causing any suffering. Vegan tattoos use inks that are […]
October 1, 2018
Ready to Transform Your Life by Learning to Tattoo?

Tattoo School Guide

So you want to learn to tattoo, but don’t know the best way to do it? The popularity of tattoos is exploding and there are more opportunities than ever, but getting the right training can be tricky. A Google search for “Tattoo School” can turn up countless results, with each option offering different costs, term lengths, and curriculums. This can make for a rather overwhelming decision, and make you wonder if there is such a thing as a tattoo school that’s right for you. As people who once asked this question ourselves, we wanted to get all the information into […]