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Quandry [Jun. 21st, 2007|06:21 pm]
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Hey there.

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.

[User Picture]From: bichick126
2007-06-22 01:24 am (UTC)
Ah, that's awesome!

If I had better drawing skills, I would so do something like that. haha.

I dunno what would take to get an apprenticeship. But, if the Dept. of Ed. gives a list of "schools", so to speak, are you going to look into them?

Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: rejectrevolt
2007-06-22 02:54 am (UTC)
yes, i'm going to a couple of the "schools" tomorrow to talk with their respective coordinators. They all seem to want a portfolio of work (no prob, got that) and an interview for personalities sake (you wouldn't want somebody paying 6g's just to hate them, right? haha)

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[User Picture]From: bennetfox
2007-06-22 07:00 am (UTC)
I'd advise against going to Captain jack's on 42nd and Hawthorne. The place is nothing but a hack shop that's filled with high school kids and their associated drama. Their work isn't that good either. I've heard some complaints about their training as well.

Good luck and I hope all goes well!
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