Even though the art of tattooing has been around for centuries, there still aren’t many formal schools that teach it. Traditionally, tattoo artists learn their skill by being an apprentice for an established artist. Whether you find a trade school to go to or decide to apprentice, you’re going to need to have raw talent first and foremost.
Once you’ve determined that you might have that, you should be able to decide if you have the necessary talent to enroll in a school or find tattoo artists for an apprenticeship. If the latter, make sure you find one that is right for you, someone you feel you can learn from who is willing and able to teach and lead. Once you’ve done that, learn all you can from your mentor, hone your skills, and continue learning elsewhere as well. Eventually you’ll progress into a full fledged tattoo artist in your own right.
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