The attitude of modern society towards tattoos has changed from aggressive to more calm. Artists who can perform complex multicolored and multi-figured compositions are highly valued in tattoo parlors.
Find someone who wants to teach you
It should be borne in mind that becoming a tattoo artist is not very easy. This will take a lot of time and a lot of money. If you have an artistic taste and the skills of an artist, it will greatly help to master the technique of drawing drawings. It should be borne in mind that only a small percentage of working tattoo artists recruit apprentices and teach them their skills. You can master this art in special courses.
If you want to become a tattoo artist, take your time to visit a variety of tattoo parlors where you can try to establish relationships with already working tattoo artists. In some cases, you may be allowed to observe the process of work and even answer questions that arise.
Don't miss the opportunity to watch the tattoo artist. In the process, you will be able to understand whether you are still attracted by the idea of such work, get the opportunity to evaluate how difficult the drawing is. Show the master a portfolio of your artwork, if you have one. If the tattoo artist is open to dialogue, offer help with sketching as a thank you for the opportunity to get to know the art of tattooing.
If the tattoo artist likes your work and he needs students, you have a chance to undergo training and work in the salon of your teacher in the future. Imagination and talent in the art of tattooing are primary, but technique is also very important, so be as careful as possible in the learning process. If the first master did not want to take you as a disciple, do not despair, go to other salons.
Creativity and safety
Please note that the profession of a tattoo artist involves not only free creativity, but also a certain, rather high degree of responsibility. After all, when applying tattoos, hygiene requirements must be strictly observed.
If there are not many tattoo parlors in your city, find out if one of the tattoo festivals is held nearby. Many famous tattoo artists can be seen at such events, some of whom open their own schools, where you can try to get into. It is advisable to communicate with such masters live, to look at their work up close, this will allow you to make a more deliberate and informed choice. Be sure to take your portfolio to such a festival, it should be varied and well-designed. Don't be afraid to show your work to famous artists. In such a closed area of art as tattooing, it is very important to declare yourself and establish contacts.