Did you know that it was only a short time ago that almost everyone believed that only gang members and punks got tattoos? Actually, people even thought that getting ink would set people up for failure in their careers or that every Tattoo Artist was a mean and scary person…Crazy, right? As part of the tattoo community, we know that all of these myths and misconceptions are complete BS! Yes! In fact, one in five Americans has some type of ink, yet there are some ridiculously false rumors floating around about the tattoo industry. Luckily, you are in the Ink Different Tattoo School universe because in this article we are going to talk about the top 5 myths about the tattoo industry in Los Angeles. It’s about time you follow your dreams and start your tattoo journey!
Lucky you! You are in the epicenter of art and culture “the city of angels”: Los Angeles. One of the most culturally diverse cities in the world! Whether you’re an LA native or a transplant, you’re in the second largest city in America. Known for its Mediterranean-like weather, beautiful beaches, sprawling estates, and Hollywood, it is the heart of the American film industry.
So many aspiring artists leave their hometowns and head to Los Angeles in search of a career in the arts. If you’re an aspiring Tattoo Artist in LA, did you know Ink Different Tattoo School has a Los Angeles location!? Well of course we do! We give artists, from all walks of life, an opportunity to make a living from their art. It just wouldn’t make sense if we weren’t in LA!
Here at Ink Different Tattoo School, we are obsessed with turning aspiring artists into working artists. Whether you’ve just graduated high school and are ready to further your career OR you’ve been stuck in a job you hate for many years and are ready to change your career, our apprenticeship is your path to artistic and financial freedom. But before you start, we want to debunk some of those silly tattoo industry rumors the haters spread, therefore here we present you the top 5 myths about the tattoo industry in Los Angeles
Look, tattooing is absolutely a skill. Just because a person can draw well does not make them qualified to tattoo. In fact, in many states require an apprenticeship, and all states require safety and health certifications, so get ready to put in the work to get there! During your tattoo apprenticeship at Ink Different Tattoo School, you will learn all aspects of tattooing prior to practicing on human skin. Our tattoo apprenticeship is the absolute, essential first step on your journey to becoming an amazing Tattoo Artist.
Nowadays, with tattoos being more mainstream than ever before, employers are looking past the ink and directly at a potential employee’s resume. I mean let’s be honest; when you’re at the doctor trying to get better do you care if the physician is tattooed underneath his shirt? The answer is clearly NO. And take our Tattoo Artists at Ink Different Tattoo School; almost all of them have several tattoos and they are striving in their careers. Long story short, it doesn’t matter what you do for a living, if you want a tattoo – get the tattoo. Society is becoming less judgemental of tattoo culture. This is why this lie is included within the top 5 myths about the tattoo industry in Los Angeles. Just think about how ridiculous this sounds!
Perhaps this myth came along with the myth that all Tattoo Artists are into skulls, the color black and heavy metal. It sounds ridiculous, I know! But a lot of people do connect these in between! News flash, people who are into skulls, the color black and heavy metal are not mean people either. As a matter of fact, the truth is tattooing is so mainstream that artists from all walks of life have turned it into a career! A Tattoo Artist and/or Tattoo Apprentice at Ink Different does not look one way, act one way or like certain things. We are a group of culturally diverse people from different backgrounds with different interests. What makes us stand out from other shops is we are inclusive. We treat everyone who walks through the door exactly the same. Unless you’re a minor; we’d tell you to come back when you turn 18 LOL. Remember that as a Tattoo Artist it is your responsibility to comply with all the rules and regulations from the industry.
Honestly, we didn’t think this would be included in the top 5 myths about the tattoo industry in Los Angeles, but unfortunately, we have learned it is a very popular rumor. Having a tattoo absolutely does not determine your state of health! The idea alone is absurd! When tattooing was underground and being done out of people’s basements and kitchens, it was believed that tattoo needles weren’t sanitized and spread viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis, and other blood-borne diseases. Thanks to sterilization and regulation of the tattoo industry this is nothing but a MYTH. Every professional Tattoo Artist should be using sterile equipment before tattooing. At Ink Different Tattoo School, we use disposable sterile needles and tubes.
Look, the beauty of being a Tattoo Artist is that every artist finds their own personal style. And clients are drawn to YOUR style. Therefore, there’s really no competition between Tattoo Artists. After all, the best part of our apprenticeship is our GUARANTEED JOB OFFER! That’s right, you read that correctly! Upon completion of your tattoo apprenticeship with us, we invite you to tattoo in any (or all) of our tattoo studios. We currently have studios in 5 states; New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Florida. If you join us, you can work from anywhere you want!
Pat yourself on the back for raising a creative person! Now give yourself a round of applause for actually supporting their dreams! You see, not all parents are like you. Remember, if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life! Isn’t that the goal for all of our children? We’d love you to chat with Michael, our Enrollment Advisor. He will push your child’s interview to the front of the line and he will also explain our tattoo apprenticeship from A to Z to you. Michael will answer any questions you may have regarding any financial concerns. Give him a call or text today at 310-413–0709.
If you are the parent of a Tattoo Artist in the making and looking for more information on how to support your child on this journey? Continue reading our article parents who want to help their children become Tattoo Artists.
Give yourself a standing ovation! You have the courage to say NO! No to hating your current job! And then say YES to following your dreams! Say YES to a future full of accomplishments! Scream YES to making a living from your Art. YES, I want to train to become a Tattoo Artist. You are days away from starting your tattoo apprenticeship! Give Michael, our Enrollment Advisor, a call or text at 310-413-0709 and your interview will be prioritized to the front of the line. Remember, seating is limited, so be sure to contact him today. Your future self will thank you tremendously!