As the tattoo industry continues to blossom, the demand for skilled tattoo artist is rising. Tattoos are progressively becoming a significant part of our culture. But becoming a tattoo artist isn’t easy, and it’s not for everyone as well. The basic of tattooing is artistic talent, and if you are confident about your talent, then with some time and dedication, you could become a great tattoo artist.
Start With Find Great Designs
With all the information available, it's a lot easier to find great designs these days. But it is a bit harder to find great instructions from a skilful tattoo artist. Tattoo artists are very stingy with their secrets. That is the reason why getting instruction from them may be very difficult.
If you can’t find a tattoo artist willing to give you some instructions, you can still use the internet to find some great information. You can simply find great designs on Google Images but there are many other places to find artwork too. About instructions, you can use YouTube tutorials for beginners.
The Secret to Tattooing is Repetition
Art is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. Very few tattoo artists are such prodigies that they can draw everything a tattooer needs to on the first try. In order to improve your work, you must practice a lot. You must perform the same action over and over until your muscles respond to your imagination without having to go through the brain to do it.
How to Use a Tattoo Machine
Always use a correct angle. It is recommended to hold your equipment in a 45° angle for the ink to be inserted in the skin layer properly. There is a high risk that the ink will leak out from the puncture in the skin, if you have a too vertical angle.
You will cause much unnecessary pain and bleeding on your customer, when exceeding the recommended depth. But if you tattoo too superficial, much ink will quickly disappear and the final outcome of the tattoo will be a foggy mess.
But the most important thing is to practice until you get a result that both you and the client can be proud of. You must learn until all the basic rules for the performance runs like clockwork.
Compile a Portfolio
Every tattoo artist needs to compile a professional portfolio exhibiting his or her best works of art, before obtaining an apprenticeship working in a shop. The portfolio should showcase the artist's ability to draw a variety of subjects and the artist's versatility. You can also add original works and high-quality photographs of drawings to your portfolio.
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