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How To Get A Piercing Apprenticeship

Finding an apprenticeship within your means to provide you with the essential training to enter the tattooing business is not a “get rich quick” scheme. You want an apprenticeship that will teach you how to tattoo and sterilise, clean properly, and run a business. You will also need to learn about needle preparation, stencil development, and other aspects of the business. A whole apprenticeship cannot be finished in a few months, and a qualified mentor will not even let you begin tattooing until you have learned every other aspect of the job.

You should undoubtedly bring a portfolio of your best work to exhibit your creative abilities to a potential mentor. This might be drawings or paintings, but it may also be images of murals, sculptures, or anything else creative you’ve done. If you’ve had any formal training, bring any certifications you’ve obtained. However, a degree isn’t necessary; if you have enough raw talent, your mentor will help you improve it throughout your apprenticeship.

How to get a piercing apprenticeship?

Acquiring a piercing apprenticeship may be as tricky as finding a tattoo artist apprenticeship, but the requirements are somewhat different. You will not be expected to have the same level of creative ability; hence you will not need a portfolio.

If you want to be noticed, you must have something that others do not. Be kind and presentable. Responsible managers may value a friendly working environment, but they are unlikely to be interested in someone who seems to have become a piercer on a whim.

Nobody expects you to know how to infiltrate at this point. You should, however, educate yourself on cross-contamination, blood-borne infections, and sterilising. You’ll also want to understand all you can about human anatomy. You don’t have to go to medical school first, but you should read a few books and conduct as much research as possible on the internet. Attending a blood-borne pathogens training course given by your health authority may be helpful. Every piece of information you can acquire before starting your search will help you stand out to a potential employer.

Share your passion for piercing with your potential mentor, and use this opportunity to enlighten them of what you already know. Demonstrate that you understand why you needed to acquire these things and why becoming a piercer is important to you. Becoming a favourite customer is the best thing you can do if you want an artist to remember your name and face. If you’re going to be a piercer, go to the artist, engage with them, observe, inquire, get pierced, and tip appropriately.

The Most Important Point

Visit as many reputable establishments as you can and leave your name and phone number at each one. Follow up on your first appointment with a phone call, followed by another visit. Make it very obvious that this is the most important thing to you. Finding a suitable apprenticeship is difficult, and you may have to visit many studios before you find someone who would take you in at all. You may not even be able to find someone in your neighbourhood, in which case you might consider relocating. If this is really what you want, it is definitely worth the time and effort to do it right.

Learning to tattoo or pierce on your own is not only reckless but also dangerous. You must be extensively trained on sterilisation techniques and how to avoid causing harm to the customer. Take your time and do your homework.

Updated on December 23, 2021

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