I really wish I had some friends here.
This weekend I am making as much art as humanly possible. My appointment with my dream shop is on Tuesday and I need to make sure my portfolio is perfect. If this doesn’t happen i’ll probably have to get a job so.. here’s hoping!
I finally had a shop show some interest in me today. I didn’t get hired or anything but everyone was pretty cool and I got the impression they’d consider me once their current apprentice is finished. It’s in a pretty rough part of Surrey but so was the Edmonton shop I worked in.
They’re a pretty good shop and I got along with everyone immediately and that’s what’s important.
Spent everything I had on a bus pass so I can get into Vancouver and cruise the shops as much as possible. I got a lot of awesome advice today but everyone’s pretty much saying the same thing:
No one wants a tattoo apprentice right now.
I’m starting to regret moving here, seeing as I turned down an apprenticeship in Edmonton and all. I haven’t given up yet, I still have a strategy for my dream shop. However, if things keep working out like this I might have to fly back to Edmonton and try my luck there.
Contrary to many beliefs, you don’t actually need a fucking life story reason to get a tattoo.