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Tattoo Apprenticeship Blog

Throughout Body Art & Soul Tattoos' Tattoo Apprenticeship Blog, you'll learn everything you need to know about becoming a Professional Tattoo Artist. We’ve launched countless careers with our tattoo apprenticeships, and we have some great stories to share. Whether you’re a new 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!
November 12, 2021

3 Tips for Designing Tattoos You’ll Love

Can I Draw My Own Tattoo Design? So, you’ve made up your mind about getting your next (or first!) tattoo. But that’s merely the first step into this journey. The next thing to figure out is what type of tattoo you want and whether or not you can have some input into the final result. After all, sometimes it can be hard to let the artists know what you have in mind and how you want it done. This leads to a fair question that tattoo enthusiasts often have: can I draw my own tattoo? The answer is pretty simple: […]
October 22, 2021

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Tattoo Machine for You!

The Right Tattoo Machine Makes a Difference Any good artist understands the importance of using the right tools for the job. A painter who loves creating watercolor landscapes is going to use a different brush from a portraitist who paints in oils. A ceramicist will have a potters wheel, while a mixed media sculptor might need a welding torch. It’s the same for tattooing. Different machines tattoo differently. No matter whether you’re picking your first tattoo machine or adding to your collection, having a good tattoo machine will make it easier for you to create amazing tattoos on your client’s […]
September 30, 2021

7 Tattoo Styles Explained [A BEGINNER’S GUIDE]

Tattoos are not only examples of beautiful artwork, but also often have significant meaning to the wearer. In addition to showcasing gorgeous tattoo designs or intriguing patterns, tattoos can commemorate someone important or keep the wearer inspired about the future. No matter what message is intended by a tattoo, the tattoo style used in the design can help tell that artistic story. This artistic storytelling medium has existed for millennia and across numerous civilizations, so it’s not surprising that there are a variety of tattoo styles that have developed and gained popularity. In this blog, we’ll discuss 7 popular tattoo […]
August 31, 2021

5 Hidden Dangers of a Tattoo Kit

There’s nothing more exciting than getting a new tattoo! It’s a permanent reminder on your body of that exact moment in time. You become a living piece of artwork and get to show off amazing artwork from your favorite tattoo artists right in your skin. And because you love tattoos so much, now you’re thinking about how great it would be to become a tattoo artist yourself and are looking for a way to practice tattooing. It’s easy to do a website search and find out that there are some major obstacles in the way of learning to tattoo. First […]
July 30, 2021

Tattoo Laws Across the United States

How is tattooing regulated in Alabama? Alabama Tattoo Laws, Legislation, and Regulations Alabama laws regulate the trade of tattooing, branding, and body piercing. The law prohibits any person or organization from performing a tattoo, brand or body piercing on a minor without obtaining prior written consent from the minor’s informed parent or legal guardian. Ala. Code § 22-1-17A To find out more about legislation relating to tattooing or tattoo schools in Alabama, please visit the website of Alabama Department of Public Health. How is tattooing regulated in Arizona? Arizona Tattoo Laws, Legislation, and Regulations Arizona’s law on Tattooing and Body […]
June 29, 2021

How to Find the Right Tattoo Artist and Tattoo Shop

How to Find the Best Tattoo Artist for You What makes the “right” artist for one person can be completely different for another. Finding a Tattoo Studio and Tattoo Artist that you’ll end up writing a five-star review for is what you’re looking for, right? So what should you take into consideration when trying to find an artist for you? Below are some questions to ask yourself when starting your search for the right artist for you. Has someone you know worked with good tattoo artists? The easiest and possibly best place to start your search for a tattoo artist […]
May 28, 2021

Top 5 Tips to Get a Great First Tattoo: Before Your Appointment

After years of waiting and wanting to get inked, the time is finally right to get your first tattoo. You’re both excited and a bit nervous! Everyone has heard horror stories about people regretting their tattoos. Even you have seen some tragically funny examples of regrettable ink and maybe now you’re worried about making the same mistake. Good! That means you’re taking getting your first tattoo seriously. And you’re in luck because Body Art & Soul Tattoos is here to help! We’ve put together some great tips about what you should and shouldn’t do before, during, and after your first […]
May 5, 2021

Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in New England

How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship in New England As an aspiring tattooist living in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts or somewhere else in New England, it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to get started on a tattoo apprenticeship. Though there are hundreds of tattoo shops and tattoo artists in the big eastern metropolitan cities like Boston, Providence, and New Haven, there aren’t too many who are looking for tattoo apprentices. And even fewer who want to spend time answering questions from aspiring tattoo artists about their business and career. So you may be left feeling like you’re […]
April 12, 2021

Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in Philadelphia

How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship in Philly As an artist living in the Philly metro area that is home to over 1.5 million people, you’d think it would be easy to land a tattoo apprenticeship and get started on the career of your dreams.  After all, Philadelphia is a city full of dreams realized — it’s where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. And of course what says “accomplish your dreams in Philly” more than that iconic training montage with the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Rocky?  Unfortunately, for a lot of […]