Apprenticeships are not easy to do, not easy to get, and not easy to prepare for. Most tattoo apprenticeships are unpaid. Just like students are not paid for attending college, you won't be paid for doing your apprenticeship. You'll probably need to work a side job.
Accountability: When the apprentice is given an assignment, they will be expected to complete it by the deadline provided.
Punctuality: The apprentice will be expected to maintain the highest standards of punctuality. In the event that a schedule cannot be met, the apprentice will be expected to inform their mentor ( or any relative persons ) with as much advance notice as possible. Tardiness to work, late homework, and general disregard for deadlines will absolutely not be tolerated.
Honesty: The apprentice will be expected to maintain absolute honest and fairness in all dealings, both privately and within work settings. Theft will ALWAYS result in IMMEDIATE TERMINATION. General deception or lack of moral integrity will not be tolerated. Nobody is perfect, however, the apprentice will be expected to show basic solidity of character, and the ability to be forthright.
Personal hygiene: The apprentice will be expected to demonstrate good personal hygiene and basic good grooming habits while affiliated with Iron Ink Tattoo.
Affiliated costs: Some exercises and lessons will require added expenditure from the apprentice. For example, digital drawing tablet (iPad), purchase of art supplies, such as sketch books, etc. Other tasks may require driving, which will require a reliable, insured vehicle, and gas expenses. Furthermore, at some point during the tattoo apprenticeship the student will be required to purchase their own tattoo equipment and machines. I would advise any apprentice not being supported by other means, to acquire part time employment in order to support these expenses.
The length of an apprenticeship will vary for different people. The length of your apprenticeship depends on your motivation and how much time you’re willing to put in.
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