Char came to our school with absolutely no knowledge of tattooing and had never even touched nor seen a tattoo gun up close. All she came with was her passion and deep interest for the art. Due to her full-time job, she couldn't follow the regular curriculum so, we created a special curriculum for her based entirely on her availability and her attendance was extremely staggered due to shift work but we managed to go around it and she got through the course with the same number of hours and the same amount of instruction as she would have got if she had taken the regular course. Extremely talented and artistically-skilled, we were so impressed with her work that we asked her to come to our shop as an apprentice After a short time, we couldn't help but notice her excellent work and with many clients requesting her, we decided to hire her as a Tattoo Artist and also, as a Piercer, as she had opted to take the BONUS crash course on piercing that is optional when students take the tattoo course.
Alyssa from Burlington was interested in piercing and together with her mom decided to take the course with us. Like other students, they found the staff extremely friendly and accommodating. They were convinced they picked the right school and immediately made reservations at a nearby hotel. Alyssa who has a few piercings that she did on herself wanted to learn more so she could pierce other people. She knew a little about Health and Safety and in the four days of the course, found herself more knowledgeable in every aspect of body piercing. With a lot of response from volunteers, the school went beyond their call of duty and she ended up doing more than 4 live models and got paid for two instead of one. In those few days, this enthusiastic, bubbly, ambitious and very talented girl had proven herself as a very skilled body piercer.
Orn from Iceland, who knew absolutely nothing about tattooing but goes to art school, googled every tattoo school and, without hesitation, decided to come to this school. He liked every aspect the school had to offer and after speaking long-distance with the staff, he found them very friendly and accommodating that he totally relaxed and even became more convinced about the school. He came to Canada to study at our school with his best friend Hakon.
After only a day or two, he was so happy that he picked this school as he learned so much in just a few days and after the course, he couldn't believe how much more he had learned.
Now that he's tattooed a total of 4 models and one real-paying client, he's extremely grateful for this experience which he will always hold dear knowing that when he goes back to Iceland, he can open up his own shop in partnership with Hakon and practice tattooing safely and the right way. And they have accomplished exactly just that!