||[Jun. 21st, 2007|06:21 pm]
A queer body-mod community.
I've decided to take the plunge, and i'm forgoeing my Art School plans in favor of finding a tattoo apprenticeship.
now i live in portland, OR, and as such have many many resources available for 1) Finding an apprenticeship and 2) Getting state certified. hell, the department of education even offers a PDF list of all the state recognized 'Schools' in the state. What i'm curious about is if there's anybody on here who's thinking about doing the same thing, or IS doing the same thing.
What are your experiences thus far? What should i look for in potential teachers? What were your deciding factor on who you learned from?
I'm really excited about the idea, because i finally gave myself permission to consider it, whereas i had continually pushed it to the back of my mind in favor of a more "traditional artistic career"... So yeah. the next year should be exciting, especially if i get accepted into any of these apprenticeship programs.