If you want to be seen as serious about becoming a tattooist by a potential mentor, you have to show you have the artistic ability and the basic know how on what is involved in designing appropriately-sized and drawn artwork for your friends. Who knows, you may get to tattoo your designs once you land the apprenticeship, so do it right starting right before you start.
The 3-point stretch. In this article, I will be talking about the various ways to stretch skin while tattooing and useful ways that will help you improve upon that necessary skill set.
Video and photos of Ed Denny, aka "Sailor Eddie," owner of Bonnie & Clyde's Tattoo of Philadelphia, PA. Sailor Eddie has over 42 years of experience in the field of tattoo art.
The world of tattooing and the colorful individudals that implement them are in a league of their own. Tattooing or the "marking" of the body has been around as long as man has been on this planet, and various ways to modify the body have been...
There are five steps required to become a professional tattoo artist, and becoming an apprentice is one of them. Learn what the steps are and why they're important.
Having a tattoo shop name that is truly unique and stands out can mean the difference between a customer walking into your doors or passing you up for the next shop!
In this article, we will discuss what type of equipment you should have when you are first beginning to tattoo.
If you are looking for a tattoo artist in your area, you can start your search by asking local people whom they recommend, connecting with artists via social media, and visiting tattoo parlors.
Guys and gals, I am not going to beat around the bush when it comes to your tattoo machine. If the tattoo machine is not set correctly, or the points are not maintained for good connection, then you are going to have a hell of a stressful time if you...
Before you get inked, it's never a bad idea to investigate your chosen artists' sanitation techniques and safety tools. This protects you and them, so don't hold back!
There are thousands of shops in the U.S. with tattooist’s performing the ancient old art of tattooing. Each state typically has specific sterilization procedures that need to be adhered to.
The first step in becoming a tattoo artist, even before the apprenticeship, is learning how to draw specifically for the human body . . . and being able to show you know how to do so. This article covers just that.
Not all tattoo artists can do amazing work. Learn how to tell a good artist from a not-so-good one and how to get a great tattoo.
With this particular tattoo lesson, I will discuss the importance of knowing your tattoo machine and its mechanics so you may better understand its operation. Maintenance and repair are two main points of this tattoo lesson.