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  • 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

  • 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...

    Tattoo Apprentice What You Need To Know

    Tattoo Apprentice What You Need To Know

    by Jason Goodrow4

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Goodrow39

  • Lots of talented artist become interested in learning how to design tattoos. Read on to learn what you'll need to know beyond how to draw.

    Learning How to Tattoo Well

    Learning How to Tattoo Well

    by Le Tigre3

  • Tattoo 'shops' (if you can call them that) do exist at some flea markets.  Often these tattooist offer great pricing, and it's usually one of those things that is 'too good to be true.'  All that I have seen have been indoors (thankfully), but I...

    Is it Safe to get Tattooed at a Flea Market?

    Is it Safe to get Tattooed at a Flea Market?

    by AutmBlanche2

  • 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

  • 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 Goodrow4

  • These tattoos, made at the 17th Annual North Carolina Tattoo Convention, are big, bold, and colorful. If you're looking for tattoo inspiration, these unique ideas might be just what you're hunting for

    Big, Colorful Tattoo Ideas

    Big, Colorful Tattoo Ideas

    by Joe Capristo4

  • 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

  • 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 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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