WHERE TO START
It amazed me when I searched “learn how to tattoo” on the internet. You would think that there would be a tattoo schools or some instruction that would start you off in the right place. Unfortunately there is just a lot of bad information. There is information on making hand poke devices that are unsanitary. If you are going to hand poke you will need to use disposable equipment or something that can be sterilized. There are links to outdated videos. You will learn techniques that aren’t used any more by tattoo artist. I feel like the first thing an aspiring tattoo artist should learn is safety. There are a lot of risk when you tattoo someone. There is potential to harm someone for the rest of their life. There is also the potential for you to catch a disease. In any dangerous situation the first thing you should be taught is safety. Before getting a gun they teach you safety. Before you drive they teach you safety. Tattooing is no different. Before you ever break someone’s skin with a needle you need to learn how to do it in a safe manner.