At Watermelon Tattoo we are open to taking on an apprentice if the person is right. We don’t use apprentices as cheap labour and we don’t believe in having to solely work reception for less than minimum wage for over two years before you are finally permitted to shadow an an artist.
Working reception is an intrinsic part of learning the runnings of a studio and understanding the tattoo process so inevitably some time will be spent assisting at the desk.
We want our apprentices to be able to get stuck in, concentrate on their own style and fully understand the laws and regulations with regards to hygiene and becoming a competent practitioner in tattooing. We will provide first aid training and a license for free in addition to providing all necessary documents r.e. hygiene, risk, government policy and legislation and general guidance on starting out. We will compile an evidence folder stating a timeline of achievements and outcomes to complete over the course of your training with regular supervision and meetings to ensure you are comfortable, stress free and valued.
There is no end date as we understand the learning process is relative to the individual so we endeavour to keep things to your own pace.
Charlotte is employed as our part time studio assistant and a little beam of light. She and Sandie will often be your first point of contact at Watermelon Tattoo.
Charlotte undertakes many responsibilities at Watermelon Tattoo and is always at hand with her cheery demeanor, positive attitude and keeps everyone upbeat with her diverse music playlists.
“To summarise myself in a paragraph is almost as difficult as writing an essay on Chaucer after only reading a sparknotes chapter: Not much to say.
I studied history at Edinburgh university where I realised I am not ready for social integration with my generation in this format.
I became a piercer for a couple of years but have recently relocated to Watermelon to greet people at reception, and as long as I manage that with minimal error I will be starting a tattoo apprenticeship here soon!”
Currently Charlotte is practicing to tattoo on synthetic skin and at times on the rest of the guys in the shop. She is not tattooing the public yet but keep an eye on her social media to keep up to date with her latest designs and development!