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Tattoo Instruction

Tattoo Instruction

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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Tattoo Instruction

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 create the perfect tattoo, 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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