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How to tattoo-leave it to the experts who take time to learn

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Anybody who has a desire to learn how to tattoo may be a bit apprehensive about the amount of effort that goes into becoming a professional inksmith. It may seem easy enough on the surface, but the reality is that it can take several years of studying under an expert to reach the level of a recognized artist of the craft. During this process, the new tattooist will be watched closely to make sure that no mistakes are made. After all, you can't just erase a tattoo and try again. To be sure, a lot of beginners aren't able to handle the pressure and they leave their dreams of becoming a tattoo artist in the dust.

That being said, many people do stick with it and end up being quite successful. Generally speaking, these are the ones who take it seriously and bring all of their skills and focus to the table as they learn how to tattoo. Because it is a serious art form, professional artists will rarely take on a rank amateur to train under them. When you consider the permanence of tattoo ink, it's logical that they would only want to train the best talent possible.

What they will be looking for is your artistic ability, and this is done in two main ways. First, they will want to see a portfolio of your tattoo designs. All good tattoo artists will have tons of sketches on paper, so if you haven't already started doing this, then start now. However, drawing on paper is not exactly the same as using a tattoo gun on human flesh. So, the second thing they will be looking for is any inkwork you have done. If you have given yourself any tattoos, then show them. If you have given anybody else tattoos (even though you shouldn't, as only licensed tattooists should do so), then bring in photographs of them.

Assuming you do get accepted as an apprentice, you still have a long road ahead of you. At first you may not be doing any tattooing at all. Instead, you will be running errands, cleaning the equipment, emptying garbage, and all kinds of menial labor. This is done not only to toughen you up, but to also test your dedication to wanting to learn how to tattoo. After some time passes, you will be given more and more responsibility, until you are allowed to attempt your first actual tattoo.

As you can see, learning how to tattoo isn't as easy as waking up one morning and deciding you want to do it. However, if you really want to become a tattoo artist, then having dedication to the craft, and being able to endure the learning process will put you on the right path to success. It can take several years to go from an unknown amateur to a well-respected professional. But it's also a rewarding journey, and one that is also worthwhile.

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