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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, I will review tattoo machine mechanics for you to better understand how to operate your equipment.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.