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  • With this particular tattoo lesson I will discuss the importance of knowing your tattoo machine and the mechanics so you may better understand its operation. Maintenance and repair are two main points of this tattoo lesson. Learning how to...

    Tattoo Machine Mechanics

    Tattoo Machine Mechanics

    by Jason Goodrow46

  • 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.

    How to Pick a Tattoo Artist

    How to Pick a Tattoo Artist

    by kpelkey1

  • In this lesson we will discuss what type of equipment you should have, and try to explain some of the photograph's I have provided. This is the first tattoo lesson, so if this your first time learning about tattooing, pay attention because it is...

    Beginning to Tattoo

    Beginning to Tattoo

    by Jason Goodrow40

  • 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 Hub covers just that.

    So, You Want to Start a Career in Tattooing: Step One

    So, You Want to Start a Career in Tattooing: Step One

    by Boots Iacono16

  • In a recent hub I explained how to go about getting a tattoo for the first time, discussed the decision-making process and reviewed how to be assertive with your ideas. But I only touched briefly on tattoo shop etiquette, and it is certainly a...

    Tattoo Parlor Etiquette

    Tattoo Parlor Etiquette

    by becauseilive26

  • 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. People come in different shape and forms, and the skin types...

    Standard Stretching Techniques for Tattooing

    Standard Stretching Techniques for Tattooing

    by Jason Goodrow9

  • 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 shop also needs to be maintaining proper records of...

    Sterilization Procedures in Tattooing

    Sterilization Procedures in Tattooing

    by Jason Goodrow5

  • One of the most common questions is, "How much is my tattoo going to cost?" The short answer is: It depends! Here's how to accurately estimate the cost of your tattoo.

    How Much Does a Tattoo Cost?

    How Much Does a Tattoo Cost?

    by Whitney377

  • That's me tattooing. Here's a rundown of some things that we've covered for your basic tattoo machine liner settings: You should have a gap of about a dime’s width between the machine contact screw and front spring. Check all points on your...

    Power Supply Points and Tips for Tattooing

    Power Supply Points and Tips for Tattooing

    by Jason Goodrow92

  • 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...

    Getting Started, Setup, and Ready to Tattoo

    Getting Started, Setup, and Ready to Tattoo

    by Jason Goodrow7

  • 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!

    40 Cool Tattoo Shop & Parlor Names

    40 Cool Tattoo Shop & Parlor Names

    by Tatiana5

  • 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.

    How to Create a Tattoo Portfolio for an Apprenticeship

    How to Create a Tattoo Portfolio for an Apprenticeship

    by Boots Iacono9

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