Articles, thoughts, musings and generally great writings from the Tattoo Improvement Network!

Online Learning Tools for Making You a Better Artist and Better Person

I have a confession. I keep being pulled back to our recent interview with Teresa Sharpe because of the meme that Jake posted with a quote from their interview. Not only is it a great interview, but I’m a sucker for memes.   “If you want to create something new, you have to find…read more

10 Tips for Landing a Great Tattoo Apprenticeship (Maybe 11)

So you want to land a tattoo apprenticeship? Why wouldn’t you? Tattooing can provide a great income, plenty of free time (If you schedule it) and opportunity to travel. And at the end of the day, you only drew pictures. How bad can that be? Unfortunately, partially due to the perks I mentioned above, tattooing…read more

Tattoo Machines, Split Personalities, and Particle Physics

In Episode 136, Jake gave a bit of a rant that I wholeheartedly agree with. He mostly talked about the importance of growing your artistic skills away from your tattoo machine. He discussed the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone and experimenting in other areas, so that you can grow and evolve in your…read more