Interested in an apprenticeship? Here’s a once in a lifetime opportunity courtesy of Russ Abbott and Ink & Dagger Tattoo.
We are now accepting portfolio submissions for a rare opportunity to enter in to an apprenticeship under Russ Abbott. Ink & Dagger Tattoo is looking for an Atlanta area creative who dreams of becoming a tattoo artist. Great tattoo apprenticeships are hard to find and are rarely offered publicly so don’t miss this chance of a lifetime.
APPLY NOW: Please submit the following materials by mail to Ink & Dagger Tattoo c/o apprenticeship 1036 West College Avenue Decatur, GA 30030
1. Your resume
2. A 500 word personal essay. Tell us about yourself, why you think you would make a great tattoo artist, etc.
3. 15-20 samples of your drawings, paintings, sketches, and tattoo flash. No digital files please. Print them out.
4. Several photos of you and your tattoo collection. (Having tattoos is a requirement).
Please do not apply unless you are already deeply commited to creating artwork and collecting tattoos.
We are expecting a huge number of submissions so please be patient and don’t bug us. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be contacted for a series of personal interviews. If you make it through the interviews and are selected for the apprenticeship, you will be required to pay a $2000 deposit up front that will cover the cost of your initial tattoo supplies once you are ready to start tattooing. Leaving the apprenticeship early will forfeit the deposit. There is no charge for the apprenticeship itself but you will be expected to be present and dedicated to the cause at all times the shop is open for business and sometimes longer than that. A typical apprenticeship lasts for one to two years depending on your progress. At some point you will be able to start earning a living tattooing in the shop. For the next few years, you will not have a life, you’re girlfriend or boyfriend will most likely break up with you, and if you’re right for this job, you will love every minute of it.