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 began her tattoo journey in January 2018 in Glasgow and has since found her home at Watermelon Tattoo. Prior to her apprenticeship, she was a freelance ballpoint pen artist, specialising in wildlife illustrations. She is now transferring her skills and designs from paper to skin.
Check out her Instagram @cvws for more of her art, designs and to keep an eye on her progress!