One.) never ever ever ever write on stuff connected to you. If you sit in the same seat on the bus everyday dont tag there, dont use your street tags and name on any school paper or notebook or anything, never throw up your name, slapstickers, tags or bombs or anything near your house at all!!!!! EVER you will get caught. Also dont take cellphone picks of all your pieces if you want, go back later and snap a legit picture (this way you can say that you like to take pictures of graff when the po9 seize all of your electronics as "evidence")
Two.) Wear gloves and respirator when possible, may be a little annoying now but when you dont have cancer and heavy arthritis in your hands and lungs in fifty years you will thank me.
Three.) There is no "real" way to do graffiti, dont be afraid to do whatever the fuck you want to with a paint can. That said I bit sooooo many styles before I created my own.
Four.) When you get really bored of your name, change it or do a variation of it. For instance Mazer turns into MZR, MZER, MAZR...
Five.) Be prepared to run faster than you have every run...ever. And also be prepared to smoke like half a pack of cigarettes the first time you successfully escape the police.
Six.) Dont fuck with anyone elses shit until you are dope at piecing. Even if its toy shit, if you and your crew aren't well known, your going to be beaten senseless.
Seven.) Last and most important please dont write something that is already out there, If you think you have a name, throw it in google pics with the word graffiti, if there are no results your good. But seriously If I see one more Mega, Skeam or Maze out there im burning every building in this city to the ground.
Whatever you do, don't hit a group of nerds who can build a stronger more accurate slingshot