Accountant Turned Tattoo Shop Owner in 1 Year: Nina Scott Success Story

Mother and accountant Nina Scott went from having zero tattoo experience to opening her own studio in just one year.

Before dipping her toes into the world of tattooing, Nina was balancing her life as a full-time accountant and a dedicated mom. But beneath the surface, there was a burning desire for more: Nina dreamt of becoming a tattoo artist, aspiring to open her own studio and tattoo full-time. 

But living in a small town meant that opportunities for apprenticeships were few and far between - and even if she found one, giving up her full-time income wasn’t going to be possible.

While she had zero tattooing experience, one thing was crystal clear: Nina was itching to break free from her accounting routine and dive into a world where she could express herself creatively.

Discovering the Tattoo Artist Roadmap

That’s when Nina found Tattooing 101. 

What caught her eye wasn't just the convenience of online learning, but the structured layout of the course material. It was all there, neatly organized, ready for her to dive in. This was precisely the kind of roadmap she had been looking for. 

But Nina wasn't content with just the basics. She wanted to dive deeper and jumped at the opportunity to test Tattooing 101’s new private coaching program.

The Live Video Calls Experience

For Nina, the live video calls inside the private coaching program were a game-changer. 

These real-time sessions made sure she developed her tattooing technique correctly from the get-go. Instead of accidentally picking up bad habits, the immediate feedback allowed her to correct her approach on the spot and sharpen her skills fast.

Nina’s 365-Day Journey

Nina introduced herself in the Tattooing 101 - Mastermind Group on January 3, 2022, saying that she was excited to learn.

Every single day, she committed to her craft, doing each exercise inside the Artist Accelerator Program. When she continued her education through private coaching, tailored advice helped set her on the path to opening a tattoo studio.  

Soon, she secured a small studio space and began attracting clients, and shortly after, she joined forces with fellow local tattoo artists to open a larger space.

Exactly a year later, on January 1, 2023, her dream became reality. 

After lots of DIY renovations, Nina’s brand-new studio, The Loyal Sparrow, opened with a Flash Day that kept the shop packed from open to closing time.  

At the end of the day, they tattooed nearly 200 new customers:

Today, Nina's doing what she loves full-time, enjoying not just the freedom to express her art but also a more fulfilling career.

Hear Nina’s Story

Check out Nina Scott’s art here:

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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