Opportunity for an tattoo apprenticeship (Vancouver, Canada)
Osmosis Tattoo is currently accepting portfolio submissions for an opportunity to enter into an apprenticeship. We are looking for a creative and talented individual who is driven and dreams of becoming a tattoo artist. This is a rare opportunity and is the first tattoo apprenticeship that Osmosis has offered in over 5 years!
Please send ONE e-mail with ALL the following info:
• Your resume
• A selection of your BEST artwork (5-10 pieces)
• An introduction of yourself, your art background, why you want to become a tattooer
We prefer individuals who have a deep appreciation of creating art and an interest in studying tattooing. An education in art is a huge plus, but you must have strong drawing or painting skills. Having tattoos is also important, as you will know how it feels as well as understanding a bit about the culture.
The minimum age to apply is 21.
No huge egos, drama queens or rock stars!! Check it at the door. This will be a huge commitment and will require a lot of your time and energy.
We will only be contacting the most suitable applicants, so please do not follow up after you have sent your submission. If you are contacted for an interview, we will ask you to bring a larger selection of your artwork in print. (Plagiarism or copying artwork will not be tolerated or accepted! We can tell)
Apprenticeships usually last at least 1 year. You will be taught the fundamentals about tattooing, tattoo machines, health and safety, how to properly sterilize and sanitize, as well as setting up a station, and how to run the front desk. By the end of your apprenticeship, we will offer you the opportunity for employment as a tattooer.
We hope you can be here at least 3 or 4 days a week, (the less you are here, the longer your apprenticeship will take). Booth set ups/tear downs, tool sterilization and cleaning will be daily duties, as well as drawing homework. The apprenticeship is unpaid but there will be opportunities for part time work covering the desk throughout the apprenticeship that is paid.
Please email us at email@example.com with the subject: Apprenticeship Submission & please apply with the details specified, make your best impression!!
PLEASE, DO NOT CALL THE SHOP!
We look forward to seeing what you have to offer and hopefully meeting you!
***If you have been tattooing at home or are “self taught”, do not bother applying. We are not looking to untrain bad habits and we do not condone tattooing in unsanitary and uncontrolled environments.***