What Are The Steps To Become A Tattoo Artist?

I want to become a certified tattoo artist. I’m wondering what are the best steps to take? I was wondering if just taking a few art and drawing classes would be good enough. What should I do to become better at tattooing. Any tips? Thank you.

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Cookiepu  on May 12th, 2013

You have to go to a tattoo shop and get to know the tattoo artist. You have to make friends with them and then you can get an apprenticeship. Which can cost a lot sometimes 5,000 dollars or even higher. Tattoo artist will not teach some randomer and a lot will deny you. They judge you on many types of artwork in your portfolio. Even when you first start off they make you clean the shop before they ever start teaching you the skill.
You can take classes to help you and make sure you know how to draw in ink. Your lines have to me smooth. Try drawing on a piece of paper with ink without moving it.
Good luck.

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