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Mastering The Art Of Tattooing
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Tattooing has slowly become popular not only amongst celebrities but youngsters also. There’s a huge scope for tattoo artists but learning the art is not so easy. So, here are a few essential tips on how to become a good tattoo artist.
Body Art or tattoos have existed in many countries of the world from hundreds of years. However, it was from 1990’s that this art became immensely popular. It began with the bikers, sailors and rock stars who got elaborate tattoos done on their arms or chests. Slowly movie stars, sports stars and other celebrities joined the race. However, now, one can find the girl next door or even business professionals marking their bodies with unique symbols. Many of them feel that they need designs on their body to convey a message or express some kind of loyalty and go in for tattoos.
Not only for above mentioned purposes but tattoos are being used many a times to hide illness or accident scars. With increased popularity, the demand for professional trained tattoo artists has also increased.
The art of tattooing is closely related to the skills needed in the art world. The fundamentals are the same. If you want to pursue tattoo training, it is important that you build up on your painting, drawing and illustration skills. A tattoo artist must have some natural talent and the drive to improve and perfect skills if he wants to be popular and successful in the tattoo designing world.
So, if you want to take up tattoo training seriously, be prepared to spend hundreds of hours to learn the skills. After learning the skills, you would need to devote another hundreds of hours in practice sessions. You will need to do an apprenticeship for a year or so before you can start tattooing on your own. Apprenticeship is a very important part of tattoo training.
If you want to take up tattooing as your profession, you should start immediately because if takes years to become an expert. Firstly, you should begin to draw and make a portfolio of your work. It is advisable that you enroll yourself in tattoo training school or college to polish your tattoo drawing and painting skills. These are the skills that form a base for your tattoo training. After this, you need to look for an apprenticeship in a good tattoo shop.
Before taking you in, most of the tattoo shop owners would want to look at your portfolio. Depending on how good you are, they will give you money. Therefore, it is important that you work diligently on making a portfolio. As an apprentice, you will begin with piercing. Alongside, you will be taught to use the tattoo machine on thin rubber as it gives the closest possible feel of our skin. You need to practice and practice on this thin rubber as practice is most definitely the key to success in this trade. Slowly as the shop owner begins trusting you, he will let you work on human skin. You will begin with outline and a senior artist will do the shading and coloring in the tattoo. Once you master the outlines, you can start coloring and shading also and begin doing tattooing on your own. This is where your training will get over. You can visit the website of Tattoo School Thailand to get more information about tattoo training.
The art of tattooing can be a remarkable creative outlet for you. It enhances other people's lives and allows you to make a handsome earning alongside.
Author of the article is associated with Tattoo School Thailand, the reputable tattoo art learning centre that has trained several tattoo professionals from different parts of the world.
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