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How to get job at tattoo shop except intern and/or tattoo artist?

hi. how to get like cleaning and/or front desk except no intern and/or tattoo artist job? I tried everything! No body wants me! BUT I LOVE TATTOOS!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is no joke. thanx!

Asked By: funn g - 11/18/2008
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keep looking, you'll find something!
Answered By: kissez - 11/18/2008
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Just keep going to places and asking if they need help at the front desk or cleaning up. Perseverance is key.
Answered By: Tyler L - 11/18/2008
 
You should watch LA ink. Shops don't hire extras like that.
Answered By: Out Of Prozaic - 11/18/2008
 
The tattoo world is pretty cliquey. You better just know someone in a shop who needs help. Make friends at tattoo shops, and then put the word out there that you're looking, though it's a pretty coveted job, so chancese are there are a lot of people in line.
Answered By: Monifa J - 11/18/2008
 
I dont think it's that nobody wants you but perhaps they dont need the help. Make sure you have some good references and experiences and ask if you can leave your resume with the shop or ask about job oppertunities. When a job opening comes, you'll be ready.
Answered By: Laura - 11/18/2008
 
Keep asking! Only the larger shops will actually hire someone purely for the front desk. Usually the artist himself and any apprectices and piercers will do desk work and cleaning, but you may be lucky if you ask in places with a lot of artists working there.
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Answered By: Anomolli - 11/18/2008
 
Stay positive! Fining a job is tough. Maybe if you have drawing talents to can bring them in and offer to help out around the office and you would love to find out more on the biz. Show them your drawings and your ideas. Maybe they will see your talent and think she would be good to turn to for ideas and see how... More
Answered By: Fancy Pants - 11/18/2008
 
You get that type of job by being married to an artist that starts his own shop or by marrying someone that already owns a shop. There really aren't jobs like that, and the only time I've seen a chick doing that type of thing at a shop, it always because she's the owners wife. I have also talked to all of them, and... More
Answered By: broken*into*tats*now - 11/18/2008
 
lmao, if I was a tattoo artist, I'd totally hire you FOR that reason, because I don't actually like the idea of desk work XD... but that's not what you asked. I just wanted to say that. If I ever become one, I'll let you know though :D... but, I'd say, just keep trying to find a place that will take you. Maybe a place... More
Answered By: emily the strange - 11/18/2008
 
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