Tattoo & Body Piercing Apprenticeship Programs

"It's the greatest experience of my life," Tattoo Artist, Leslie Mohan

The Only World Class Alternative to Traditional Tattoo Apprenticeships

Tattoo artistry is a specialized creative trade that guards it's best practices and requires apprentices to seek out master craftsmen as mentors. The process of securing a mentor can take years, even for the most dedicated and committed. If accepted, being taught the craft and being trusted to perform it can take years. An aspiring tattoo artist will not find work without completing a thorough apprenticeship, yet the risk in a traditional apprenticeship is the lack of any guarantees what-so-ever. There are no guarantees of completion, quality or employment.   

A.R.T. has found a better way.

Our two step process ensures you know exactly what you are getting into, and what it will take to succeed, before anyone makes a long term commitment. Learn more

The Only World Class Alternative to Traditional Body Piercing  Apprenticeships

Like tattooing, body piercing artistry is a specialized trade that guards it's best practices and requires apprentices to seek out master craftsmen as mentors. The process of securing a mentor is arduous, even for the most dedicated and committed. Apprentices often trade in a year of their life doing remedial, unpaid, grunt work while learning the trade. 

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Apprentice Workshops

"The atmosphere of mutual support and encouragement relieved me of the any anxiety I usually have upon entering into a new environment.

I have in the past considered careers in graphic design and illustration; however, none of them really felt right to me...  I feel so blessed. Words fail to convey how lucky I feel to have been able to study at the academy.

I want to continue to tattoo for the rest of my life!" Tattoo Artist, Nao Uchiyama