How To Become a Tattoo Artist In 13 Easy Steps

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How To Become a Tattoo Artist In 13 Easy Steps
Tattoo Instruction
Tattooing For Beginners: 9 Simple Steps
Tattoo Business
The 4 Secrets to a Successful Tattoo Business
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About Tattooing101.com…

Tattooing101.com is simply about the art and process of tattooing…

This includes not only the process of tattooing, but also about what it takes to become a tattoo artist the right and safe way. Before anyone can become a tattoo artist, a good understanding and background knowledge of the process, the equipment and safety procedure is vital. On this website, we will cover various aspects on the subject of tattooing from techniques, to equipment, to tattoo flash, even to tattoo dating.

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The Five Foundations of Becoming a Tattoo Artist the Right WayFeatured

Tattoo GirlThere are so many paths that lead to a career as a professional tattoo artist, and one of the only things they have in common is the belief that the path one person took is the BEST path for everyone.  This really isn’t true, or else there wouldn’t be so many ways to end up in the industry!

So, this article isn’t saying that this is the “only” way to fulfill the dream of becoming a tattoo artist.

Instead, it’s offering advice on what is a tried-and-true method for how to get to where you want to be.

Following a path along these lines provides a good progression toward becoming a tattoo artist…

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Tattoo Artist Training: 9 Ways To Learn How To Tattoo Yourself

Getting the right tattoo license is one thing if you want to become a tattoo artist, but the reality is that you also need to learn how to tattoo yourself beforehand. After all, you need to make some of your own tattoos before you want to acquire a very good set of results. It can be a very interesting thing to do, and the value on its own can be quite incredible, to be honest.

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Tattooing For Beginners: 9 Simple Steps

All of us that are passionate about tattooing for beginners want to know how to tattoo fast and easy.

But the reality is that this is more than just a way to put some symbols on your body. Tattoos have a great meaning, and they allow you to express yourself. They are a whole lot of fun to have, although getting a tattoo is a process that does tend to imply quite a bit of pain.

But most of the time, this pain is very well worth it since you get to have some amazing, one of a kind, pieces of body art that will impress.

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Tattoo Flash

The Art of Tattoo Flash:  How It Is Created and Applied in Today’s Industry

Tattoo FlashTattoo flash is a staple of the industry.  When you imagine yourself in a tattoo shop, you likely envision all kinds of tattoo designs hanging on the walls of the waiting area.  This art is called “flash.”  Flash has a couple of different purpose in addition to decorating the shop.

First of all, it offers ready-to-go designs for customers who are able to find something on the walls (or within binders) that they like.  Tattooists could simply use the flash design to ink the customer on the spot.

This was the typical use for flash until fairly recently.  Nowadays, flash is used more as a reference point.  Customers look at a shop’s flash to get ideas and then customize them for their own desires.  Often, a client will come through the door with a good idea of what he or she wants.  Looking through flash designs can provide an idea of style, size, and coloring for what they’re envisioning.

The old-school method of creating flash is to draw it by hand…

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The Different Styles and Techniques of Tattooing

tattoo artist smilingLearning how to become a tattoo artist means learning a lot of different styles and techniques.  While it’s tempting to want to jump in with both feet to try a little of everything at once, tattooing is like any other art form. You need to learn basic skills and them build on them as your abilities and confidence grow.

As you work through your apprenticeship, you will develop skills in all of these areas, not to mention learning about all kinds of fascinating techniques that others are using to make their art stand out and to make their customers happy.

There are great techniques out there for adding light an luminosity to your pieces, or for adding texture that looks realistic, for example.

But first, the aspiring tattoo artist will want to learn the basics:

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The 6 Key Elements for Creating a Perfect Tattoo

Tattoo ArtistWhen it comes to tattoos, everyone is hoping for the perfect execution.  The client wants a beautiful piece of work that will last a lifetime.  The artist wants the skill and talent to show through.

In order to get create the perfect tattoo, take keep these six steps in mind…

#1: Really Listen to the Client

Whether he or she is looking for a reproduction of a piece of flash or wants something completely original, it is important to hear what is being said.  Getting the design to fit the customer’s vision while representing you as an artist takes some serious skill, but in doing so, you are already on the road to the best possible tattoo.  There’s a reason that tattoo artists spend so much time practicing their drawing and shading skills.  By putting the design on paper first, you can ensure that everyone has the same vision in mind.

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