Become a Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles with Bobby Hoang

Hey folks, today I am doing something a bit different from what I normally do, which is interviewing internet personnel. This time, I talked to a tattoo artist when I went to a meet up and wanted to see how different life is compared to the online world.

Enter, Bobby, who is a tattoo artist.

Note: All artwork picture are available on Bobby’s instagram, which you check it out here.

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Q1) Hi Bobby, thanks for taking the time to do an interview. Why don’t you introduce yourself to the audience and share a bit about yourself?

I am 27, born in the good ol usa. I like to think of myself as a bit of a joker, I don’t take many things serious. I enjoy many activities; such as drawing, exercising, reading and a few other things.

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Q2) Can you share with us how you became a tattoo artist?

A buddy of mines is a tattoo artist. ask him questions on what i needed to know/do. did it, and now here I am.

Q3) What made you want to pursue a career in this field?

Art. Some tattoos you see today is art, embedded in peoples skin that they’ll have for the rest of their lives. and i want to be that one who puts that art there.

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Q4) As far as I know, most colleges doesn’t have a class on this. Where did you learn your skills from?

A friend of mines is a tattoo artist. got to him to show me whats up with tattooing.

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Q5) Does one require artistic talent to become a great tattoo artist?

It definitely wouldn’t hurt to have artistic talent.

Q6) What are some of the things you like most about being a tattoo artist?

Mostly everything. From getting the drawing ready, to tatting the piece on someone. Breaking down is pretty much the only thing I don’t like about tattooing.

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Q7) Describe a typical work day for you.

Draw, tattoo, maybe draw some more after.

Q8) Where do you get your clients from?

Through word of mouth.

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Q9) Can you share some of your best artwork you have done for your clients?

Check out my Instagram(ig) bob_btats.

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Q10) Are there any useful resources or tools that you use that helped you become a tattoo artist?

I have learned from people, watched many DVDs, web seminars, and I have only covered a fraction of whats available out there.

Here are some more of his artwork.

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Useful Resources

I know trying to get started is hard, since there isn’t really a set path on how to get going. I have compiled a small list of links to help you out if this is something you would like to do.

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