Transformed From Confused Beginner to Confident Shop Owner | Ben Meeks’ Success Story

Ben was facing the problem so many aspiring tattoo artists run into: with so much to learn and so much information about tattooing on the internet…he had no idea where to start. Tattooing 101 gave him the structured, straightforward answers he needed to begin his career and open his own private studio.

Attempting to Get an Apprenticeship

Ben had always wanted to become a tattoo artist. He was serious about turning his interest into a real job, but there was a problem: when he tried to find a local tattoo shop to teach him, they all said no. He felt stuck.

Finding a Tattoo Education System Backed by Professionals

Tattooing 101 Instructor Brandon Over 

Ben knew there was too much to figure out on his own, so he started searching online for ways to learn tattooing. 

He stumbled across articles, forums, and videos online - but they were all over the place. However, his search helped him find the Tattooing 101 YouTube channel, and he decided that the Artist Accelerator Program seemed just right for him. 

Because the course was built by professional tattooers working in the industry, he was confident that he was getting the right information. Plus, he could join the exclusive online community where other people like him were learning and he could show his work to get tips from experienced tattoo artists.

Getting Feedback from Professional Tattoo Artists

Ben jumped right into the Artist Accelerator Program, ready to take his first step into his new career. 

He started with the basics and steadily built upon what he learned, lesson after lesson. As he got more confident, he began sharing his work in the online community. The support was instant. 

The very first time Ben posted a tattoo he did, he got feedback from one of the professional tattoo artists inside the community with clear steps he could take to improve the tattoo. He went back and applied them immediately, which led to a better tattoo…and a happier customer.

Opening Easy Tiger SLC

Ben's transformation is nothing short of impressive. When he was struggling with the basics, the Artist Accelerator Program provided him with a strong foundation to build on. And lesson by lesson, he mastered the intricacies of tattooing. Soon, his new confidence and the steady improvement in his work started to get noticed.

Ben took the leap and opened up his own private studio, Easy Tiger SLC in Salt Lake City, Utah. Today, he's pulling in over $4,000 every month, and his calendar is packed solid for the next two months.

Hear Ben’s Story 

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Begin Your Journey as a Tattoo Artist With the Artist Accelerator Program

Having a career in tattooing is not only fulfilling, but it’s also the most stable way to make a living as an artist. However, for decades, the process to become a tattoo artist has been notoriously difficult. 

The apprenticeship process requires aspiring tattoo artists to work 50-60 hours a week without pay for 2-4 years. That, combined with the toxic culture of abusing apprentices, makes getting into the industry almost impossible for newcomers. 

That’s why we created the Artist Accelerator Program. Our online course provides a simple, structured way of learning to tattoo that has been proven to work by over 2500 successful students, with many of them having gone on to open their own shops all around the world. 

Inside the program, we’ll take you through every step of the tattooing process in 9 clear, easy-to-follow modules and support you along the way within the Tattooing 101 Mastermind online community.

In the Mastermind group, you’ll collaborate with other students, get answers to your questions, and receive personalized video feedback on your artwork and tattoos from professional tattoo artists. With this friendly community of both new and experienced tattoo artists, you’ll never be stuck again. 

When you join the Artist Accelerator Program, you’ll have instant access to the full course and the Mastermind community, as well as our 30-Day Flash Challenge and recorded interviews with tattoo artists from all over the world. 

Click here to learn more about the Artist Accelerator Program.

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Nathan Molenaar

Nathan is a licensed professional tattoo artist with over 8 years’ experience working at studios across the globe, including Celebrity Ink, the world's largest tattoo studio chain.

When he's not tattooing, he spends his free time sharing his experience and knowledge with aspiring artists who dream of pursuing a career in the tattooing industry.

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