Pan with no plan

Ink master

December 27th, 2015, 5:34 pm
<< First < Previous
Next > Most Recent >>
From the Author
balloonless December 27th, 2015, 5:39 pm
It really bums me out that there is so much sexism going on everywhere, especially in tattooing programs. It pisses me off especially because tattoos is close to my heart. The tattooing world is very dominated by men and women have a hard time getting into it. I myself experienced that, I went into a shop where I've been several times getting piercings etc. and finally asked for an apprentice spot. They said no, which didn't upset me too much. They had a lot going on. But a couple of days later a guy went in there and asked for the same thing and they accepted him. It made me sad and angry, because they didn't even want to see my portfolio. Sure, they might have known him better, but it doesn't look good the way they did it. However, being knocked down just means that you have to get back up again and do things a tad different.
Advertisement August 23rd, 2019, 3:47 am
Reader Comments
Leave a Comment
CrazyaNinja December 27th, 2015, 10:24 pm
Oh, geez. It's like you ask them, 'should women be able to vote?' And they're like, 'of course.' Then you ask them, 'would a woman be able to do your job.' And they're like, 'well, no. Only men could do something like this.'
I mean COME ON! Really? It's almost as if their support draws a line.
balloonless December 28th, 2015, 5:44 pm
@CrazyaNinja: Basically yeah, hahhhh OTL
LifeApathy December 28th, 2015, 2:25 am
That is entirely not right. I'm sure you will find a place that fits you. Ive been in a few places that seem like that exact type of place, very macho, and I didn't feel very comfortable.

I go to a tattoo/piercing studio that is female owned. I was thrilled when a friend mentioned it to me. They are super concerned about keeping the business sterile, but trendy as well, even in the waiting area which is very reassuring. It feels like a very welcome place for everyone.
balloonless December 28th, 2015, 5:43 pm
@LifeApathy: Oh, I didn't mean that all stores were like that, I was talking about the majority. I can only talk about my experiences and I haven't really had any positive. Of course there are successful female tattoo artists, we have There Sharpe, Karly Cleary and Nomi Chi.