Learning 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:Continue reading