Hi everyone! I realize I've lost a bit of my following since I disappeared for a year or so, but I think I could really use your help. But first of all here's what's going on in my life!
On Monday I'm starting at the Academy of Responsible Tattooing to begin my career as a tattoo artist! I'm extremely excited. Tattoo apprenticeships are incredibly difficult to come by these days and in my opinion the whole industry needs to evolve. These days people go to school to learn how to do anything in the arts - why can't tattooing be the same? Most tattoo schools are awful scams, claiming you'll be a successful artists after two weeks. But A.R.T. is a go-at-your-own-pace program with several stages that ensure you are on your way to being a tattoo artist. It's a really great program and I haven't even started and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be a tattoo artist.
The program isn't free though. I do have a part time job but it's sporadic and sometimes I'll go two weeks without working. I can't keep that up and do my apprenticeship full time. So I started a patreon, which I don't expect to be my only source of funding, and I'm hoping to take in a few commissions to help out.
Since I'm a little on the desperate side, I'll be willing to do a full-body, full-color image with a background for only $20. Or, I'll do a sketch for $10. Here are some examples of both.
This is incredibly important, since I have to pay rent for the next nine months or so and can't do it on a shaky part time job (and I can't get another job since the apprenticeship is full time). If you can't spare the money, please please please spread the word to people who might be able to help. I truly appreciate every ounce of support!
Thanks so much lovies