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What Does A Tattoo Apprenticeship Entail

Tattoo Apprentices help design and apply tattoos. They are responsible for imprinting a lasting image on a client’s body using specialised needles and ink that can endure the test of time (and taste).

Tattoos may be completely original designs created from scratch, or they can be part of a pre-designed library of templates to help clients discover the perfect tattoo for them.

Typical duties of a Tattoo Apprentice include the following:

  • Consultation with clients to choose the kind of design they like
  • Helping create a one-of-a-kind artwork based on the needs and preferences of customers
  • Tracing the desired pattern on the client’s skin, either freehand or with the aid of a transfer
  • Using a tattoo machine to apply tattoos (never a tattoo gun)
  • Sterilise all equipment and keep the workplace clean and healthy to minimise the risk of infection.
Updated on August 27, 2022

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