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According to Education Portal, a high school diploma or proof of GED completion and three years of apprenticeship are typical requirements for becoming a tattoo artist. In most states, tattoo artists need a tattooing lic... More »

About.com Tattoo explains that becoming a tattoo artist takes practice, perseverance, time and money. The steps required to become a tattoo artist, include developing drawing skills, building a portfolio, working with a ... More »

A person can become a certified tattoo artist by compiling a portfolio, completing an apprenticeship, taking tattoo artist education courses and getting a license. A degree is not required to be a tattoo artist, although... More »

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According to About.com Tattoo, Becoming a tattoo artist follows a similar career path to most other specialized trades: It typically requires true artistic talent, a portfolio showcasing the work of the artist and a long... More »

While there is no specific age requirement governing apprenticeship at a tattoo parlor, most states require that individuals be at least 18 years old before they apply for a tattoo artist license. Depending on the state,... More »

Along with the explicit instructions given by the tattoo artist, people with new tattoos can apply ice to the new tattoo, can use an antibacterial ointment on the tattoo and can apply bandages to their tattoo if they are... More »

The time it takes to finish a tattoo varies greatly and is dependent on many variables including the size of the tattoo, intricacy of the design, and the proficiency and work rate of the tattoo artist. The only person wh... More »