Career as a Tattoo Artist in India

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How to become a Tattoo Artist

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Tattooing is an ancient form of body alteration that involves lastingly implanting ink in skin for creating design and images. Tattoos usually have figurative sense and have been exercised by traditions around the world.

Tattoo designing is an approaching trade with a very vast scope. Tattoo is a permanent mark made by inserting ink into the dermis layer of skin. Nowadays tattoos have become a admired form of self expression as well as used for style and fashion.

Tattoo artist are professionals who work on design and apply tattoo to clients bodies. They need to be tact and patient while dealing with clients. Some of the tattoo artist also performs other forms of body modification like branding and piercings.

Modern Tattoo artists use electronic tattoo machines for tattooing which is very safe. It is very essential to have professional training it as well as to known the health problems related to this profession like it makes your hands rough, weaken the eyesight, fatigue and stress.

Eligibility to be a Tattoo Artist

To become a tattoo artist you need to be above 18 years of age and should have completed high school diploma or its equivalent. There are no specifics institutes for formal training in India for Tattooing. To get perfect in this field, the best way is to get an apprenticeship with a reputed tattoo designer. It means learning form a tattoo designer and working at a tattoo shop. Apprenticeship goes in the following manner:

  • Initially, you will have to start by sterilizing equipments and practicing drawing skills
  • Then after you can help create and modify tattoo art
  • You have to practice using a tattoo gun on inanimate objects such as leathers and fruit rinds
  • Finally ones the master tattoo artist is confident that you can safely use tattooing equipment, then on you can start applying tattoos to real individuals

As a tattoo artist, it is important to take care of safety and cleanliness and keep in mind to sterilize the equipments before use. At some places to work as a tattoo artist license is also required, this is provided by the state.

Income/ Salary

In this profession income differs from artist to artist, a tattoo artist can earn about Rs. 5000/- to Rs 40000/- depending on experience, location and popularity.

Thus, if you know how to play with shapes and colors as well as love art, then this profession is a good choice to go for as a career….. 🙂

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