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Getting Started as a Tattoo Artist

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Getting Started as a Tattoo Artist

After you have done your homework and have decided on getting a tattoo kit that you feel you would be happy with, it would be best to start on a piece of practice skin. Learn to create lining and about the depth of the needle is very important. These are a couple of things you will not learn overnight. We highly recommend getting your skill set down well before tattooing yourself or others. If your work is or is not up to par, and word gets out, it and can either make or break you. Getting some training is always...

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Tattoo Certification

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Tattoo Certification

When it comes to being a professional having a tattoo certification is a must. Every state and locality has different requirements as to what they consider adequate, but that also means that your certification may not offer reciprocity if you decide to relocate. Most places have at least a basic inspection and question arrangement where the health department or similar will come in and inspect your premises and ask you questions about how you do your job. A great example of a state that has strict tattoo certification is Virginia. In Virginia there is a 1500 hour minimum state mandated...

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Is a Tattoo Artist Required to be Certified?

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Is a Tattoo Artist Required to be Certified?

Many tattoo beginners want to know if you need a tattoo certification to consider yourself as a professional tattoo artist. It all depends on the state law. It is very possible that you wouldn’t need a certification to tattoo. That is the case in most states. It is only required for the studio to have certification, not the artists that work there. The truth is there is no formal training for learning how to tattoo that is regulated by the government. That is the reason why most of the states cannot require that anyone provide proof of training. Some states...

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How to Become a Certified Tattooist and Piercing Artist

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How to Become a Certified Tattooist and Piercing Artist

To become a professional tattoo artist, it is compulsory to get a tattoo and piercing certification. The certification is managed by the appropriate agencies for each state located in the United States. They have their own set of rules and regulations; however, one constant feature is that one needs to be above 18 years of age in order to apply for the certification. Some states require certain 'classes', most can be done online. Proof of completion of the tattoo education course is necessary if the state you want to practice in requires them. This is to be submitted along with...

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