FAQ

Tattoo Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1How do I become a tattoo artist?
Body Art & Soul Tattoos offers tattoo apprenticeships that provide graduates with a Guaranteed Job Offer, to artists from all walks of life in our tattoo studios across the country. 1. Talk to Your Advisor Learn more about our tattoo apprenticeships and what it takes to be a successful tattoo artist by speaking with an Advisor. 2. Start From Home As a tattoo apprentice, you’ll start online in a live virtual classroom, where you will work one-on-one with your trainer from the comfort of your own home. Once you pass your virtual classroom requirements, you’re ready to complete your apprenticeship in one of our studios. Apprenticeships generally take 1 year to complete. 3. Tattoo at Our Studios Upon completion of your apprenticeship, we welcome you to tattoo at one of our exceptional tattoo studios. You will have all the skills necessary to provide quality custom tattoos with world-class customer service to your clients. Call 1-310-413-0709 to speak with an advisor who can help you determine whether a tattoo apprenticeship is right for you.
2Where are our studios located?
Body Art & Soul Tattoo studios offer tattoo apprenticeships at our locations in Brooklyn, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New Haven, Connecticut; Tampa, Florida; and Los Angeles, California.
3How do I start my tattoo apprenticeship?
Call 1-310-413-0709 to speak with an advisor who can help answer any questions you may have and discuss the tattoo apprenticeship program that's right for you.
4What do I learn as a tattoo apprentice?
Tattoo apprenticeships at Body Art & Soul Tattoos are based on the traditional tattoo apprenticeship model with an increased focus on ongoing professional development, practice assessments, and real work experience. You will learn how to create a beautiful tattoo portfolio of expertly executed tattoos, how to provide wonderful customer service, and how to build and grow your personal brand as a tattoo artist. Call 1-310-413-0709 to speak with an advisor who can help you determine whether a tattoo apprenticeship is right for you.
5What kind of artistic background do I need to start my tattoo apprenticeship?
You do not need any formal art education to start your tattoo apprenticeship, and it is open to artists from all walks of life. As the program is self-paced, your passion for art will drive the process. We believe that anyone with the right passion, drive, and perseverance can become a successful tattoo artist. Call 1-310-413-0709 to speak with an advisor who can help you determine whether a tattoo apprenticeship is right for you.
6I already go to school or work full-time, can I start a tattoo apprenticeship?
Absolutely! Most of our apprentices have obligations outside of their apprenticeship. As a result, we’ve created flexible schedules that allow you to attend when it’s most convenient for you. We offer apprenticeship sessions in the morning, afternoon, and night, Monday through Saturday. Call 1-310-413-0709 to speak with an advisor who can help you determine whether a tattoo apprenticeship is right for you.
7How long will my apprenticeship last?
Tattoo apprenticeships are self-paced based on the quality of the work produced, so actual completion time varies. An estimated completion time is 12 months. Call 1-310-413-0709 to speak with an advisor who can help you determine whether a tattoo apprenticeship is right for you.
8How much does a tattoo apprenticeship cost?
The cost of a tattoo apprenticeship is different for each apprentice and is based on the actual time the apprentice takes to complete the program. Your schedule and tuition will be tailored specifically for you depending on the program you select. Call 1-310-413-0709 to speak with an advisor to learn more.
9How do I get my tattoo license?
Tattoo licensing requirements and procedures vary by state and county. Our tattoo apprenticeships prepare you for state licensing exams through extensive blood borne pathogen and cross contamination training, hands-on training with tattoo machines, and recorded studio hours that typically fulfill the minimum hours required in order to obtain a license.