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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The Hardest Areas to Tattoo on the Body

February 2, 2023

Understanding human anatomy is important to your success as a tattoo artist. ...

The Hardest Areas to Tattoo on the Body

Read This BEFORE Tattooing Your Face and Hands

January 27, 2023

Hand and face tattoos are becoming more common, and you might be ...

Read This BEFORE Tattooing Your Face and Hands

How To Get Over Artist Block Effectively

January 25, 2023

Artist block is a common problem that artists face both when starting ...

How To Get Over Artist Block Effectively

All the Brushes You Need to be Using in Procreate

January 25, 2023

The Procreate app is a great tool when it comes to drawing ...

All the Brushes You Need to be Using in Procreate

Procreate Tutorial: Difference Between Stamps and Drawing

January 20, 2023

Procreate stamps are pre-made design elements that can be a useful tool ...

Procreate Tutorial: Difference Between Stamps and Drawing

Tattoo Blowout or Healing? How to Tell if Your Tattoo is Messed Up

January 10, 2023

Tattoos can look pretty weird while they’re healing. If you have a ...

Tattoo Blowout or Healing? How to Tell if Your Tattoo is Messed Up

Easy Tattoos for Beginners

January 10, 2023

There’s a “tipping point” every new tattoo artist must deal with: moving ...

Easy Tattoos for Beginners

How to Tattoo for Beginners

January 10, 2023

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

How to Tattoo for Beginners

The 7 Biggest Struggles of Becoming a Tattoo Artist

December 2, 2022

Learning to tattoo requires a lot of hard work. However, some parts ...

The 7 Biggest Struggles of Becoming a Tattoo Artist

How to Use Borders on Tattoo Flash Sheets

November 22, 2022

Borders on your tattoo flash sheets are a great way to make ...

How to Use Borders on Tattoo Flash Sheets

How to Draw Coverup Tattoos

November 21, 2022

A coverup is a tattoo you place on top of an existing ...

How to Draw Coverup Tattoos

3 Tattoo Artist Drawing Tips

October 21, 2022

Even before you pick up a tattoo machine, it is important for ...

3 Tattoo Artist Drawing Tips

Is Tattooing Yourself Easy?

October 19, 2022

Most tattoo artists say that tattooing yourself is a “rite of passage” ...

Is Tattooing Yourself Easy?

Tattooing at Home for Beginners

October 19, 2022

In the past, aspiring tattoo artists had to learn how to tattoo ...

Tattooing at Home 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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