If you want to be seen as serious by a potential mentor, you have to put together a strong portfolio. Who knows, you may land the apprenticeship if you do it right.
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.
The first step to becoming a tattoo artist—even before the apprenticeship—is learning how to draw, specifically for the human body. This article covers just that.
Guys and gals, I am not going to beat around the bush when it comes to your tattoo machine. You have to set up your machine properly. Read on to find out how.
In this article, we will discuss what type of equipment you should have when you are first beginning to tattoo. Propper equipment and proper sanitization are the two most important things to keep in mind when you're just getting started.
I share my tattooing expertise here and offer tips on how a power supply machine works and how to choose one, use it, and tune it like a professional.
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.
Learn how to evaluate if a tattoo shop is clean enough for you to get tattooed there. This article is for tattoo clients, but professionals may find some valuable information in here as well.
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 world of tattooing and the colorful individuals 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. Read on to learn more about what it takes to be a tattoo apprentice.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!