Frequently Asked Questions

Do you teach tattooing?

No. In Oregon, you need a separate license and training to become a tattoo instructor and I already have to pay for two licenses each year to run my own shop, so I don't take apprentices. Unfortunately, there is no one or school in Oregon that I can now recommend, as Dustin Ranck is no longer teaching or tattooing at Icon Tattoo and they've closed their apprenticeship program. I'm sending people to Washington or California; Seattle, San Francisco or Los Angeles are your best bet to learn how to tattoo properly on the west coast. Look for two year, traditional apprenticeships with options to work in the shop after you get your license. Also look for tattoo shops or schools in highly regulated states where teachers have to maintain a separate instructors license. If you have an art degree first, especially a degree in design, that will be very helpful.

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833 SE Main #104
Portland OR 97214

HOURS: Tuesday--Sunday,