Tattoo Apprenticeships - Arizona

A resource for those people looking to obtain a tattoo apprenticeship in Arizona

Arizona - competition medium

Arizona has an estimated 120 tattoo studios and competition is high for tattoo apprenticeships. This competition has been increasing - In the past few years as tattooing has grown in popularity, it has become harder and harder to find studios in Arizona and the <wider south> willing to take on apprentices. That being said, where there's a will there's still a way as good artists will always be in demand!

What do I need before I apply?

Getting an apprenticeship within a tattoo studio takes solid preparation and hard work whether you're applying in Arizona ….or Athens! Before applying, at Tattooing 101 we encourage all our students to take the time to prepare properly:

  • Portfolio of Drawings
  • Mix of Styles
  • Presented Well
  • Tattoo Certifications Completed

For more detail read our comprehensive article on {how to get a tattoo apprenticeship} here

Finding the right studios in Arizona

There are approximately 120 tattoo studios in Arizona and most will have 1-2 apprentices in the shop. Not every shop will have an open spot so you will need to spend the time approaching each one directly. Ideally, you want to start with known high quality shops and artists. We’ve found some of these below

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A full list of tattoo studios can be found {here}.

Arizona’s Tattoo License Laws & Certifications

Whilst these are not required before you accept your apprenticeship it is best to be proactive

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Experience

Must have minimum 36 hour sunder a licensed tattoo artist

Citizenship

Must be a US citizen

Certification

Must have blood born pathogen certificate

Arizona’s Tattoo License Laws & Certifications

Traditional tattoo apprenticeships do not suit everyone. The spots are limited and many people are unable to accept a full-time job without pay. The good news is there is another way to become a professional tattoo artist.

Tattooing 101 is the largest online tattoo artist education platform in the world, now with over 3,000 graduates - Turning beginners into professional tattoo artists within 90 days. Many of our students go straight into shops as paid artists or end up starting their own! {Click here to join our community for free}