A career as a tattoo artist can provide a lifetime of rewarding work and service. Tattoos decorate the human body and serve as a memorial, belief statement and work of art. Where do you begin? How much does it cost? How long does it take? Becoming a tattoo artist is a highly competitive venture. It is crucial that you choose a method of study where you learn not only how to tattoo, but also about safety for you and your clients. Honing your unique talents and creating an individual style is important for success. In our beginner’s guide, we cover all of the bases on how to become a successful tattoo artist.
Deciding where to place your tattoo is very important for a few reasons. Your main concern should be esthetics, meaning the way it looks on your body. However, depending on how well you do with pain, you might want to consider placement in relation to how bad it hurts in a specific place. If you cannot take the pain and need to stop, or change the design, that looks much worse than if you had put it in a different location
Tattoo machines have evolved since they were first invented some 140 years ago. Machines are lighter, and better made. The type of machine you choose will be made on your decision of whether you prefer rotary or coil types. There are hundreds of different types available now. Whichever type you select, and whatever your budget may be, you will be able to find the perfect tattoo machine.