Tattoo Tenacity

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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 key to tattooing is artistic talent. 

Start With Finding Great Designs

With all the information available, it's much easier to find great designs these days. It is also difficult to find great instructions from a skilled tattoo artist. Tattoo artists can be stingy with their secrets. Could be the reason why is that at some point you will become their business competition a bit. There is plenty of people to go around, you will just need to build your own customer base.

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. Instructions  can also be watched on YouTube tutorials for beginners.

 The Secret to Tattooing is Keeping at It

One cliche' is 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 create art 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 unnecessary pain and bleeding on your client if you exceed the recommended depth. If you apply tattoo ink superficially, (not going deep enough into the skin), ink will quickly disappear and the final outcome of the tattoo will be quite messy.

Keep practicing until you get a result that both you and the client can be proud of. You must learn all the basics of tattooing for your work to run 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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