As a tattoo apprentice myself, I am excited for my fellow students. It's great to get to learn with other people. The relationship between mentor and student is a special one - and so is the relationship between fellow students and their first client experiences in skin. Tattooing is a difficult procedure to learn. The time it takes to learn the proper, sanitary procedures for set up and break down of stations alone- is extensive. By the time most of us get to the tattooing on people part, we're excited and terrified all of the time. I always said I went between feeling like a rock star and crying in the shower pretty regularly. I still do sometimes, but mostly I feel proud to be part of these moments that are meant to last a literal lifetime.
I did not have the benefit of college/art school and have had to learn drawing/making art of any kind, from experience. I am SO grateful for the people who were/are willing to let me learn and hone this craft. These people make it possible to continue learning and developing our techniques and styles. We have put friends, family, friends of friends, and whoever else we could find into the chair so we can learn to give our clients the best tattoo we can.
Here's where you come in, during the early stages of learning we charge a lot less for our tattoos. Mainly we need the most precious resource there is- time. If you are willing to dedicate some skin and time we will be able to learn and you will get to be part of that while saving money at the same time. It's a win-win.
So take a look at what our newbies have to offer and if you like what you see, you can book with them from their pages.
John LOVES doing cartoon work. He's also got some steady hands- which makes him good with details.
"Trad Daddy" in training. He's hooked on American traditional tattoos, and has some serious knowledge about tattoo history in America.