FAQ

Tattoo Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1How do I become a tattoo artist?
Body Art & Soul Tattoos offers apprenticeships 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. The program can be tailored specifically for your schedule, no matter where you live. 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 (844) 882-8866 to speak with an advisor who can help you determine whether a tattoo apprenticeship is right for you.
2Where are our studios located?
We have studios and 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 (844) 882-8866 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 beautiful tattoo flash, practice tattooing on fake skin, and complete apprentice tattoos. Call (844) 882-8866 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, you will likely have an easier time finishing your apprenticeship if you have a passion for art and have solid drawing skills. We believe that anyone with the right passion, drive, and perseverance can become a successful tattoo artist. Call (844) 882-8866 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. Full-time apprentices attend 16 hours per week, while part-time apprentices attend 8 hours per week. We offer apprenticeship sessions in the morning, afternoon, and night, Monday through Saturday. Call (844) 882-8866 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 (844) 882-8866 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 (844) 882-8866 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.