They will ask about apprenticeships, teaching, equipment, schools, kits, “practicing at home”, “teaching themselves”, and all kinds of other stuff. I took the time a while ago to write up an article explaining how to get into tattooing the right way, how to learn without fucking people up, and how to find a decent place to learn from.
I hope this helps someone decide to go the right path to tattooing, and helps others decide it’s just not worth that much to them.
If you really are dedicated and persistent, if you really, really mean it, then you will eventually get there.
Unless you take shortcuts. Don’t take those. Do it the right way, even though it’s harder at the start.
I don’t review portfolios or teach anyone; but if you have more questions after reading this article, feel free to email me.
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If you are planning to tattoo “for fun” or as a hobby, you should know that in most states this is illegal. The biggest, and most serious reason, is for the health and safety of your (potential) clients. Tattooing in a bacteria-ridden space, with unsterilized equipment, or even worse, non-disposable equipment, is extremely risky.