tattooing is a hard job to get into due to having to have a lot of experience before starting, this requires getting a placement within a shop to be able to watch and learn and then to acquired a licence.
The starting rate of a tattooist can be around £40-50 an hour but as you improve you could earn around £37,000 (other websites say in 2020 it was £60,000+)a year.
This website has a lot of information’s about income within tattooing and what you could expect on different levels.
I am interested because it is something I have always wanted to get into. i think they are an amazing way for people to express themselves, i feel art is not just something to look at on a wall and if i can help someone express themselves through art then I want to.
Tattooing is a growing industry with more younger people wanting tattoos. tattooing has been around for years and like fashion can go in and out of style.
Before coming to university I was looking into a two week course to learn the basics of tattooing there is a few ways to get into the job and some people will just go into a shop and learn but others will take courses like this to speed it up.
This is a company that does that course within this you can learn a good amount of everything to do with tattooing and gives lots of opportunities after. (e.g employment or even going self employed)
This website explains about the exams and apprenticeship you have to take in order to get a licence. this also has a step to step of how to the job.