If you are an artist of some kind and have a few tattoos of your own that you absolutely love, you might have thought, ‘Hey, I should become a tattoo artist in the tattoo industry in New York!’ Many tattoo artists were formerly art students. It’s very common to get your start in other mediums before moving to a human canvas. You probably knew you wanted to be an artist since you were a young child. You just probably didn’t realize the best way to make a living from your art, is from tattooing.
On the other hand, you could be stuck in a job you absolutely hate, working in a field that has nothing to do with art, feeling sorry about yourself because you don’t have enough time or money to spend with your family. But why aren’t you making a living from your art? We’re pretty sure the answer to that question is, someone might have scared you into believing that becoming an artist isn’t a real job and that you would never make enough money to have a good life.
Lucky you! You find yourself in the Big Apple! The concrete jungle where dreams come true! Whether you are a native New Yorker, a recent transplant, or just living here for a short period of time, there’s literally nowhere better to be for someone wanting to work in the Arts. Just take a look around! For goodness sake, the streets of NYC are a runway show! Literally, everything in NYC is Art. Fashion, street art, museums, and architecture to name a few!
So before you decide to change careers and follow your dreams of becoming a professional tattoo artist, there are a few things we need to clear up. Because we want you to have the best tattoo journey we’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 Myths about the tattoo industry and we’re BUSTING them for you!
Many people think you don’t need any formal training to be a tattoo artist but think about it this way…Does a doctor go to medical school? Does a lawyer go to law school? Of course, they do! So why would you want to go to a tattoo artist who didn’t go to a tattoo school? While there’s nothing that states you need a specific education to become a tattoo artist, you definitely DO NEED to be trained in sanitation, sterilization, blood-borne pathogens, and how to avoid damaging the skin while you work. And while those aspects will be on your state licensing exam, remember that just because you’re good at drawing doesn’t mean you’ll be good at tattooing. It certainly helps to have a natural aptitude for drawing but it takes much practice and guidance to learn what you can draw versus what you can tattoo.
At Body Art & Soul Tattoo Apprenticeship, it’s critical for us to produce world-class tattoo artists, which is why we’ve developed a curriculum that contains everything you need to know from start to finish about becoming a tattoo artist. We should also mention that our apprenticeship goes beyond the tattooing aspect of your new career. You’ll gain business and marketing skills that will help you expand your clientele and business.
Any professional tattoo artist will tell you that is completely and absolutely: FALSE! Becoming a tattoo artist has many perks. One of those perks is that you are your own boss and you create your own schedule. If you have a day job, feel free to open up your book to clients at night. However, many tattoo artists are gainfully employed as full-time tattoo artists. At Body Art & Soul Tattoo Apprenticeship, we teach you the skills you need to gauge the price of a tattoo. Do you charge by the half hour, hour or do certain pieces have certain prices? Many tattoo artists sell themselves and their art short; perhaps not making enough income to be a full-time Tattoo Artist.
We can say that “back in the day” the above statement was more than likely true. Since 2011, when Body Art & Soul Tattoos opened our doors we put an end to that silly stereotype. It was so important to make sure people of all identities felt welcome in our shops. We always want all of our clients to feel safe, comfortable, and respected in our shops. The process of getting a tattoo should be inclusive, no matter what. Our number one priority is making sure our tattoo studios are safe spaces for any client who walks through the door, from any walk of life.
Now we can only speak for ourselves, Body Art & Soul Tattoo Apprenticeship is NOT a scam. If you are interested in finding out how to become a tattoo artist, we advise you to contact Michael, our Enrollment Advisor, immediately. He will review your application, as well as options for your apprenticeship. Factors such as pricing and schedule times. Our tattoo apprenticeship generally takes one year to complete. Our tattoo apprenticeship starts in the comfort of your own home with one on one training in a virtual classroom. However, once you complete that phase of your apprenticeship, you move on to the hands-on portion. DO NOT be fooled by online tattoo schools, there’s just no way to learn to tattoo solely in a virtual setting. DO NOT be fooled by two-week courses. There’s no way to become a professional tattoo artist in a matter of 14 days. DO NOT be fooled by outrageously expensive tattoo training programs. You can learn to become a tattoo artist and not need to convince your parents to take a second mortgage out on their homes. Learn more at /https://tattooschool.com/
I’m sure most tattoo shops require a tattoo artist to have experience. Isn’t that what you were gaining during your tattoo apprenticeship? At Body Art & Soul Tattoos, our answer is yes! During the one year, it takes to complete our tattoo apprenticeship, you are tattooing so much that by the time you graduate you are seasoned! We believe in our tattoo training, our tattoo trainers, and our tattoo artists so much that upon the completion of your tattoo apprenticeship we offer a GUARANTEED JOB OFFER! Yes, it’s true! Upon completion of your tattoo apprenticeship with us, you are welcome to work at any (or all) of our tattoo studios located nationwide. Of course, you will need a tattoo license for every city you plan to tattoo in, but we’ll guide you through that journey as well!
We can’t imagine you aren’t! Who doesn’t want to turn their passion into a career? Make a living from their Art? Follow their lifelong dreams of being a thriving artist? Yeah, us too! It’s time to stop feeling stuck in your dead-end job. It’s time to start believing in yourself. It’s not too late, you aren’t too old and whatever other falsities you’re telling yourself, just stop! You were born to be an artist. There’s absolutely no reason why in 2022 after making it through a worldwide pandemic you should feel stuck or uninspired. Live every minute like it’s your last! Have the courage to change! You got this and you don’t even know it! Get Out Of Your Own Way!
Contact Michael, our Enrollment Advisor, today via phone or text at 310-413-0709. We will give you your tattoo training options and customize a schedule that works for you. Stop waiting! You can thank us later! Good luck & we look forward to working beside you in about one year. Happy Tattooing!