Tattoo Artist Tips & Advice

Looking for tattoo artist advice from working professionals? Our tattoo artist tips and advice are great for newbies hoping to accelerate their growth as well as seasoned professionals looking to learn from their fellow artists.

Tips that Work

The tattoo tips and tricks you’ll find here are from working professionals with years of experience. These industry insiders tell you what actually WORKS so you can start improving your tattoos now.

Save Time and Learn Faster

Real talk: there aren’t that many “shortcuts” in tattooing. But there is lots of trial and error. Learning from more experienced artists lets you know which tattoo tips and techniques work best, and when to use them - so you can stop experimenting and start confidently creating.

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We’ve collected some of our best tattoo artist tips for beginners. Or, you can view our Complete Guide to Becoming a Tattoo Artist.

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Best Tattoo Tips for Beginners

October 5, 2022

As a new tattoo artist, you get a lot of new information ...

Best Tattoo Tips for Beginners

What You Need to Know Before Buying Tattoo Inks

September 23, 2022

The ink you use as a tattoo artist is important. Of course, ...

What You Need to Know Before Buying Tattoo Inks

How to Clean Your Fake Skins

September 22, 2022

Fake skins let new tattoo artists practice their skills without risking a ...

How to Clean Your Fake Skins

Guide to Pen Style Machines

September 21, 2022

Pen style machines are rotary machines in a casing that looks like ...

Guide to Pen Style Machines

Top 6 Mistakes Tattoo Artists Make

September 20, 2022

No one likes to think about making mistakes - especially when it ...

Top 6 Mistakes Tattoo Artists Make

Tattooing Fake Skin vs. Real Skin

September 7, 2022

Tattooing fake skin is a great way for new artists to build ...

Tattooing Fake Skin vs. Real Skin

How to Stop Ink Splatter

September 5, 2022

If you’re new to tattooing, you might find that ink splatters out ...

How to Stop Ink Splatter

Procreate Tips for Beginners

August 30, 2022

Procreate is an iPad app tattoo artists use to create tattoo designs ...

Procreate Tips for Beginners

5 Things to Know Before Becoming a Tattoo Artist

August 18, 2022

The tattoo industry can be a hard one to navigate. If you ...

5 Things to Know Before Becoming a Tattoo Artist

How to Become a Tattoo Artist in 2021

August 16, 2022

There’s no one “right” way to get into the tattooing industry. Because ...

How to Become a Tattoo Artist in 2021

What Voltage Should You Tattoo With?

August 11, 2022

A lot of new artists feel like picking their voltage is a ...

What Voltage Should You Tattoo With?

Know the Limit – Getting Too Close to a Tattoo Client

August 11, 2022

As a tattoo artist, it’s important to build a relationship with your ...

Know the Limit – Getting Too Close to a Tattoo Client

Tips for Placing a Tattoo Stencil

August 4, 2022

Stencils are your roadmap while you’re tattooing. If you don’t know how ...

Tips for Placing a Tattoo Stencil

How to Tattoo for Beginners

July 14, 2022

If you’re new to tattooing, the amount of information about becoming a ...

How to Tattoo for Beginners

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AUTHOR
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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