Tattoo School Near You and Tattoo Apprenticeships Near You in the Best Top 5 Best Cities to Become a Tattoo Artist, including Brooklyn, New York, Los Angeles, California, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Haven, Connecticut, and Tampa, Florida.
Do you want to change careers and become a Tattoo Artist? Whether you are looking for a tattoo school near you, a tattoo apprenticeship, or how to become a tattoo artist near you, you really first need to think about what “near me” really means. No offense, yet the reality is that some cities are going to be better than others. Some are going to have larger populations, bigger art scenes, and more people who love tattoos.
Given that Ink Different Tattoo School is nationwide, we can help you answer the questions of which cities are the best cities to live in as a tattoo artist, and which are the best cities to find tattoo schools and tattoo apprenticeships.
New York City is dripping in art with famous museums such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), The Guggenheim, and The Whitney Museum of American Art. Don’t forget the amazing art galleries in Chelsea that are full of paintings, sculptures, and different types of art installations from local artists.
NYC is also home to architectural pieces of art with buildings like The Chrysler Building, The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the newest building the Vessel which is home to the Shops at Hudson Yards. Of course, New York has historical art such as Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Don’t forget to grab a “dirty water dog” for a quick bite, which are located on just about every other corner!
Now with all that said, Brooklyn has been blowing up for years! While Williamsburg Brooklyn might as well be another neighborhood in Manhattan, and Greenpoint is more when you feel like “adulting”, you can still kick some serious artistic butt in Bushwick and East-Williamsburg.
Bushwick Open Studios is an absolute must if you really want to dive into all the cutting-edge art New York has to offer, watching murals go up in the background while you lose yourself in whatever immersive street art experience is happening right in front of you.
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The outdoor seat in this post-Covid world has also reached a new level of awesomeness. Check out the Rebel Cafe & Garden Bar right across the street from our shop!
When it comes to changing careers and becoming a Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, or DTLA as it’s called, is really where it’s at for local Los Angelenos and visitors alike. Its ultra-cool vibe is home to much culture and history with spots like the Broad Museum, Disney Hall, the Institute for Contemporary Art, Geffen Contemporary Art Center, and many other art venues.
Downtown Los Angeles has an entire neighborhood dedicated to art called… are you ready for it… LA’s art district! It’s amazing. Get lost checking out the open-air restaurants and galleries.
East Hollywood, Silverlake, and Echo Park are where you’re going to find the feeling of Brooklyn in Los Angeles that you might be looking for when moving to LA. For great coffee and uniquely DTLA vibes, check out Sunset Junction, just down the street from our shop.
Another must-see is the historic Santa Monica pier which dates back to 1909, and of course, start off or end up, in Venice Beach.
As we pointed out in other articles, Boston, Massachusetts is the largest metropolitan area in the New England region where you’ll find the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of Fine Arts, yet New Haven is famous for its competing pizza parlors! So random right?
The entire feud is featured in the documentary Pizza, A Love Story, which you totally should watch! Our shop is right down the street from Modern Apizza, so we kinda’ lean towards them as the winners.
While there are definitely iconic lighthouses all over New England, we prefer checking out the Boston Hardcore scene, the massive Jam Band scene, or whatever random live music is happening right down the street from our shop at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT.
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If you are bloody rich, spend some time touring the most impressive higher institutions of learning like Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth, with their brick and ivy-covered campuses, but of course, get your tattoos at Body Art & Soul if your stopping by to gawk at Yale.
A little secret for you… East Rock in New Haven is where you can experience a great scene, a reasonable cost of living, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops and avoid drunken 19-year-olds. It is locally referred to as “Grad Alley,” because this is where the graduate students and professors tend to live. If you are looking for an apartment, try there!
There was an article in the New York Times recently titled, “More than just Academics and Mozzarella,” which highlights New Haven’s growth into more than just a college town. We love it and we think you will too!
If you want to change careers and become a Tattoo Artist in the mid-Atlantic region, Philadelphia is full of history and beauty with well-known sites like Avenue of the Arts, Love Park, the infamous Rocky Statue, and the historic Liberty Bell.
Another historic site to enjoy is Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest residential street in America! Don’t forget to visit historic locations like Ben Franklin’s grave, Ben Franklin’s Bridge, and The Betsy Ross House.
Philly is also full of architectural art with well-known areas like Philadelphia Magic Garden and the entrance to Philly’s Chinatown; a colorful 40-foot structure known as the Friendship Gate.
Make sure to feast on a world-famous Philly cheesesteak of course.
A hidden gem you won’t know about unless you’re from Philly, is the Tower Theatre, right down the street from Ink Different Tattoo School. This music venue first opened in 1972 and in 2018 was voted by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 10 Best Music Venues in America.
When it comes to changing careers and becoming a Tattoo Artist in the south, Florida is full of unique places. From theme parks, like the world-famous Disney World, to sunken gardens and famous beaches, to the nightlife and mural-covered walls of Wynwood, Florida has a lot going for it.
Tampa, Florida, where we decided to open our first Florida location, has been referred to as a young Los Angeles. Its expansive size, growth rate, and reasonable cost of living are pulling people in from all over.
When you first go to YBor, you’ll be clear that the art life and nightlife in Tampa rival the best. When it comes to the greater Tampa Bay Area and how the locals feel about art, well there is even a Dali Museum! Yep! Who would have known right? That’s why we’re here to help.
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For unexpected nightlife views, the Armature Works is a crazy-cool hideout along the river, packed full of bars, restaurants, and outdoor seating. Our favorite bar/restaurant is Strandhill Public, which has amazing curry mussels and grapefruit-flavored beer. You can’t beat it!
Obviously, you were destined to be an artist. But the pressure of society fooled you into believing that being a working artist was just a silly dream. So you were forced into working behind a desk (or some other job you hate) because you knew the paycheck would pay the bills.
Fast forward to the present day and you’re miserable at work. Even when you’re home, you’re miserable about the thought of going to work. This isn’t the way life is supposed to be. We have a secret, you can make a living from your art!
Like all tattoo artists, you’re drawn to the idea of creating art on a daily basis. As a tattoo artist, you are the artist who gives people the look and confidence they want or help them permanently commemorate something important, possibly something life-changing. As a tattoo artist, you’ll have a major impact on your clients’ lives. Doesn’t that sound so much more fulfilling than spreadsheets?
Being a professional tattoo artist has always been one of those careers that so many of you thought “Wow, what a dream career.”
You just never thought it was an attainable dream. You were probably scared away by the rumors you heard about being a tattoo apprentice. At Ink Different Tattoo School, our apprentices aren’t personal assistants or shop maids. Our apprentices are constantly learning every technique needed to create world-class tattoos. Our apprenticeship is not like any other apprenticeships you’ve ever heard about. At Ink Different Tattoo School, (with tattoo studios nationwide & always expanding into new cities) we’re obsessed with art and teaching aspiring artists who join our amazing team of artists once they complete their apprenticeship. We have over 12 years of experience and have trained over 200 tattoo artists.
Not that you need any more reasons to become a tattoo artist, but just in case, here are 5 reasons you should change careers and become a tattoo artist in one of the top 5 cities, through Ink Different Tattoo School.
If you seriously want to change careers and become a Tattoo Artist, then it’s obvious you’ve googled “tattoo school near me” at some point, right? If so, you definitely came across a “tattoo school” both online and physically, telling you you’d be a working tattoo artist in 2 weeks for “only” $25,00), right? Can anyone say “WTFFF?”
NOT HERE, NOT US.
Our tattoo apprenticeship will take approximately 1 year to complete, and that’s only because we know what we’re doing after 12 years and over 200 tattoo artists trained.
No one can learn to tattoo in 2 weeks. Anyone who says they did, is not someone we want tattooing us anyway!
And don’t worry, with us, your grandma won’t have to refinance her home to pay for your training. You’re not going into tattooing because you’re a Rockefeller, so you shouldn’t have to pay like one.
Being a professional tattoo artist is one of the more reliable and profitable ways to earn a living as an artist. Let’s break that statement down.
As a tattoo artist, you can go anywhere in the world and earn a profitable income.
As a professional tattoo artist, when you change careers and become a Tattoo Artist, you also become your own boss. You set your schedule around your life and what works best for you. As a tattoo artist with Ink Different Tattoo School, you’ll enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working from any of our tattoo studios (currently 5 studios & growing!). You will need a tattoo license for the states you choose to work in, of course, yet again, our staff and trainers will guide you through every step of your tattoo journey during your apprenticeship.
Now this might not be an option for everyone, but if you’ve always wanted the adventure of a new city or even to lead a successful tattoo studio, then this is a HUGE opportunity for you. Not only as a person, but as a tattoo artist. You get to experience a new city (and we choose great ones!) while learning how to run a tattoo studio, or you just might take over one of our existing studios when someone else relocates. Talk about growth!
We know you want to change careers and become a Tattoo Artist. We also know changing careers can be scary because of all the unknowns. The good news is that we’ve taken the unknown out of the equation. How?
Enjoy a guaranteed job offer upon completion of your tattoo apprenticeship.
“How can we do this,” you ask? The question is more like, “How can we not do this?”
Our apprenticeship is how we train our future tattoo artist teammates. We do not hire artists off the street. We only hire the ones we train!
That’s how much we trust and believe in our training. We train tattoo artists who are dedicated to beautiful tattooing and world-class customer service.
So now we ask you, with a guaranteed job offer being offered upon completion of your tattoo apprenticeship, why would you wait to start your training? Stop waiting, start living the life of your dreams!
You can stop google searching “tattoo school near me”? With 5 locations nationwide (and expanding) chances are we are everywhere you want to be, or will be there, soon.
There’s no need to worry if we aren’t. Our tattoo apprenticeship starts in the comfort of your own home, in a virtual one-on-one classroom. This will give you time to plan yourself closer to one of our locations, so when your trainer approves you to move along in your tattoo apprenticeship, we can get you tattooing in one of our studios right away!
Exciting stuff, right!
Don’t let your dream job slip through your fingers. You deserve to make a living from your art. You deserve to fulfill your dream of being a working artist. You deserve to go to a job that inspires you every single day. We encourage you not to waste another minute of your life doing something you hate.
After all you know the saying, “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”.
Seats are limited, so don’t wait.
The next phase of your life is waiting for you, don’t stand in the way of your own destiny.