How To Get Tattoo Apprenticeship And Become A Tattoo Artist


So, you dreaming to becoming a tattoo artist? With the changing trends and traditions of people, the modern society is going to adapt or rather have already adapted the new culture, which according to many people is truly loved and well-admired.

Most of the people like body piercing and tattooing and this—in some way or the other—has become a new trend and style. Well, tattooing is really famous in European, African and American countries and mostly teenagers and young adults like stylish tattoos on their bodies. If you like to learn how to tattoo, then you can follow two direct ways to do it that in will eventually cross each other.

ami james tattoo professional artist
Ami James Tattoo Artist

The first one to become a tattoo artist is to buy a tattoo kit and try to make different tattoos without having previous experience on fake tattoo skin and even fruits.
It’s a great way to learn and practice your tattooing skills, but  now, we want to talk about getting apprenticeship with already mastered tattoo artist.
Good tattoo kit for starters we can recommend is the Fancier S-T06, you can find review of the kit here.
So, the second way is to visit an experienced tattoo artist and learn from him how to do it professionally. The later one is known as tattoo apprenticeship.

It’s very easy to find tattoo artists but you must have to find an experienced one. There are many fraudulent and low level tattoo artists, who will  waste your time and money and run away leaving you alone. Don’t become the victim of such “experts”. Always search out for a genuine tattoo professional for your tattooing apprenticeship and its even better to have some person who is familiar with the tattooing world while having the conversation. It is also recommenced to ask for reccemendations on forums centered on the tattooing profession, acquaintances and colleagues.

An experienced tattoo artist that you want to be his apprentice, is the one who has at least five years of tattooing experience. If anyone has more than that, it is your luckiest day to find such an experienced tattoo artist. So, your mission starts with finding a tattoo artist in your area and then to be selected to proceed with a short tattoo apprenticeship there. Well, an experienced tattoo artist or a tattoo master would never allow you to visit his or her shop a few weeks or months and just see what’s happening all around. The proper channel is to come and learn the basic things first. When you’ll complete doing this, you will be shifted to the tattoo kit to have some hands-on experience with it. Learning the tattoo mastery process usually takes about 2 years (yet, it depends on each individual design and tattling skills).

In order to become professional tattoo artist and get a proper tattooing apprenticeship, you need to prepare a portfolio showing your best design and art work. Let’s see it in this way that if you’re trying to find out the best tattoo artists to teach you, that tattoo artist too has the right to find someone able and talented. So, your portfolio plays the role here for you. Make is unique, attractive, put in your best work to maximize your chances to get accepted by your preferred tattoo master. It is always better to find a free (free of charge), or even paid, tattoo apprenticeship. But don’t hesitate to pay if you won’t have other option.

corey miller tattoo artist
Corey Miller Tattoo Master

The last imperative tip for you to before the apprenticeship, is to sign a written contract and demand an apprenticeship certificate from your tattoo artist in the end of it.
It’s important, and will solve possible issues if the will arise in the future.

Good luck and you of course, you can comment for any question or suggestion.
P.S. If you will need tattoo kit to master your skill to be better professional, check our review page for tattoo kits for beginners.


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