#126630
DavidJednat
Participant
    @davidjednat

My mentor thinks that making people pay is a rip off. He says that if the right person with the right portfolio comes along at the right time, they shouldn’t have to pay. He thinks it’s enough that you provide at least a year of unpaid labor (before you actually begin to tattoo) and agree to stay at his shop for five years. You more than make it worth his while and yours. I did have to buy all my own stuff. He suggested what I should get and helped me to set up accounts with quality suppliers.

One of the other interesting things he told me after I completed my apprenticeship was that only about 1 u 10 people who start an apprenticeship actually have what it takes and become tattoo artists. He’s pretty good at finding talent though. He found Josh Woods, Josh Avery, Joel Menter, and Brian Pierce before me. I can only hope to be in their league some day but if he chose me, I want to make him proud and hopefully surpass them all some day.


@davidjednat on Instagram.
#126644
mrchen
Participant
    @mrchen

I wouldnt mind paying something, I think it is more of a sign of cimmitment to the best mentors than any kind of fee


currently wearing 250 sati, and many more to go, cant explain what my ink means, its personal, it is about who I am
#132342
Ray-Ray
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Since I was 14 years old I have wanted to be a tattoo artist. I am now 18 and in the process of obtaining my GED. From there I plan on taking several art courses to sharpen my skills and build my portfolio. After that I will then begin my search for an apprenticeship. After reading your post I find myself more knowledgeable and better equipted for that search, so thanks for that. I do have one concern though that I fear will hinder my future apprenticeship. I love tattoos and am fascinated with the history behind people’s tattoos and tattoo history. It blows my mind to think that one day I may be able to use my abilities to give someone something that they get to keep forever. I do however have an issue when it comes to getting tattooed myself. I have for some reason never been able to decide what tattoo I would ever want. I can’t just on a whim say, “Znaš, I think I want a tattoo today.I could spend a month planning one for myself and still come up with nothing. Eventually I’m sure I will come to a decission and get my first tattoo. Even so, it troubles me when on TV and in magazines all I see are these inked up artists who are well known and respected throughout the industry. I can’t ever imagine myself ever appearing like them, but that doesn’t change my desire to be a tattoo artist, or my artistic ability. I am wondering though, will this impede my desire to be a successful artist in this industry?

#132344
Sam-I-Am
Participant
    @Sam-i-am

I think it shows you have common sense. A tattoo is not something to blindly jump into. (check recent “križ” tattoo debate.)
Think about it. A great idea will come to you.

sretno, keep us informed.


210 obojenje sata i brojanje.

Tetovaže su za život. Nadgrobni spomenici su za mrtve. Dobiti tetovaža za sebe!

#132353
ArniVidar
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    @ArniVidar

@Ray-Ray 119536 napisao:

I have for some reason never been able to decide what tattoo I would ever want. I can’t just on a whim say, “Znaš, I think I want a tattoo today.I could spend a month planning one for myself and still come up with nothing.

Don’t worry about it. As with love, you’ll know it when you feel it 🙂 It’s taken me the better part of a decade to decide on a tattoo and I am nowhere near making up my mind what to get next 😀


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#134456
cascade505
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I don’t but I definitely want tattoos!

#133577
ArniVidar
Moderator
    @ArniVidar

@cascade505 121896 napisao:

I don’t but I definitely want tattoos!

And what, precisely, was the point of your input to this thread?


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#134694
cascade505
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I think it’d be interesting being an artist, but i’m definitely not good enough.

#134695
ArniVidar
Moderator
    @ArniVidar

@cascade505 122176 napisao:

I think it’d be interesting being an artist, but i’m definitely not good enough.

Are you a bot, by any chance?


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#135446
atarikid
Participant
    @atarikid

Ive been waiting almost 10 years for an apprenticeship.
They do not come around often.

#137319
Trubble Sum
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Very well said, I could not agree more! It’s very refreshing to hear such down to earth, honest truth. The good & the bad, U laid it all out. Ultimately, if ur heart isn’t totally in this job, the bad will out way the good. Ako ne, it’s just a constant pursuit of bettering ur skills. 🙂

#137320
Sam-I-Am
Participant
    @Sam-i-am

@Trubble Sum 125133 napisao:

Very well said, I could not agree more! It’s very refreshing to hear such down to earth, honest truth. The good & the bad, U laid it all out. Ultimately, if ur heart isn’t totally in this job, the bad will out way the good. Ako ne, it’s just a constant pursuit of bettering ur skills. 🙂

Dobro došli na forum!

I would love to see pictures of your work.


210 obojenje sata i brojanje.

Tetovaže su za život. Nadgrobni spomenici su za mrtve. Dobiti tetovaža za sebe!

#142252
johnny_fortune
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“-This should go without saying…. DON’T TATTOO ANYBODY!!!! Most mentors won’t have anything to do with scratchers. They don’t want to have to correct the bad habits you probably have from teaching yourself. If you have tattooed anybody, forget it ever happened. Go into it from a fresh perspective.

Priceless. The most important thing for newbies.

#150018
Sam-I-Am
Participant
    @Sam-i-am

This is a great thread!


210 obojenje sata i brojanje.

Tetovaže su za život. Nadgrobni spomenici su za mrtve. Dobiti tetovaža za sebe!

#150062
GrayCatLove
Participant
    @graycatlove

I want to be a tattoo artist.

And an astronaut.

And a superhero.

My life really has been a huge disappointment when it comes to meeting those goals.

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