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At what age can you get apprenticeship at a tattoo parlor?

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While there is no specific age requirement governing apprenticeship at a tattoo parlor, most states require that individuals be at least 18 years old before they apply for a tattoo artist license. Depending on the state, individuals might be required to complete an apprenticeship before they become licensed.

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At what age can you get apprenticeship at a tattoo parlor?
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In most cases, individuals complete their apprenticeship in three years. The apprentice learns how to create tattoo designs, use a tattoo machine and keep equipment properly sterilized. Apprentices also learn more about the business aspect of tattooing. Since free apprenticeships are rare, apprentices are often required to either sign a contract agreeing to work at a shop for a specific number of years or pay an artist for teaching them.

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