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A.R.T. is the only Tattoo Trade School that Educates, Empowers & Employs Career Tattoo Artists

The Academy of Responsible Tattooing is the only Career Trade School for the Tattoo Industry in the World. Traditionally, Tattoo Artists learn the art of tattooing through one-on-one instruction in a traditional tattoo apprenticeship. You have probably tried to get one yourself, and found that opportunities are scarce!

We have not only Mastered Providing Traditional Apprenticeships, we also Guarantee Placement! After an artist's hire date, A.R.T. empowers Client Development and Shop Manager training to accelerate the careers of serious professionals. Learn more

Watch to Learn Who We Are and Where We Come From!

How you get into A.R.T.


New Locations!

The Academy of Responsible Tattooing is now transforming the lives of aspiring tattoo artists nationwide!

ART is not a "tattoo school." We are a Trade School for the Tattoo Industry that educates, empowers, and employs graduates of our tattoo apprenticeship program.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Apprenticeship HERE! Get more information about our Los Angeles location HERE! Watch below to find out how the Academy of Responsible Tattooing can change your life!

The Only Tattoo Trade School in the World that Really Works!

We'll let our Graduates tell the Story! 

Watch More Graduate Interviews HERE!


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Israel leading the Tattoo Apprenticeship WorkshopStep 1 - Tattoo Apprenticeship Workshop

Close up of tattooing in the tattoo apprenticeshipStep 2 - Tattoo Apprenticeship Program

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Interviews with Graduates!


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The Only World Class Alternative to Traditional Body Piercing Apprenticeships

Like tattooing, body piercing artistry is a specialized trade that guards it's best practices and requires apprentices to seek out master craftsmen as mentors. The process of securing a mentor is arduous, even for the most dedicated and committed. Apprentices often trade in a year of their life doing remedial, unpaid, grunt work while learning the trade. 

A.R.T. has found a better way.

The Process and Results!

Tattoo Artist, Pete Doty, tattooing in his tattoo apprenticeship

I had tried getting apprenticeships in the past and failed, within 7 months of my start date, I became a working tattoo artist and quit my union job of 10 years...

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Body Art & Soul Tattoo
283 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 

Jersey City

Body & Soul Tattoo
286 1st Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302


Body Art & Soul Tattoo
810 Garrett Rd.
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Los Angeles

2815 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026 

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