Tattooing 101 Scholarship Program
Our tattoo school scholarship program

Tattooing 101 Scholarship Program

Deadline

  • All applications must be received by 1st of July 2022.

Award

  • Lifetime admission to the Artist Accelerator Program ($588 value)
  • Access to the Tattooing 101 Mastermind Group

Tattooing 101 Scholarship Program

Deadline

  • All applications must be received by 1st of July 2022.

Award

  • Lifetime admission to the Artist Accelerator Program ($588 value)
  • Access to the Tattooing 101 Mastermind Group

The Tattooing 101 Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that offers free lifetime admission to the Artist Accelerator Program based on a potential student’s demonstration of skill and artistry.

The Artist Accelerator Program allows students to go from beginner to professional tattoo artist in as little as 90 days while preparing them to work full time in the tattooing industry. The Artist Accelerator Program includes the full course of 500+ video modules as well as video feedback from professional tattoo artists and a supportive online community through the Tattooing 101 Mastermind Group.

Overview

The Tattooing 101 Scholarship Program was established to help combat the financial hardships that often accompany becoming a tattoo artist, with most aspiring artists receiving no income while they learn the craft. The Tattooing 101 Scholarship is organized by Lead Instructor Nathan Molenaar, who is no stranger to the financial distress many new tattoo artists encounter; his early tattooing experiences include joining the military and participating in an experimental vaccine trial in order to pay bills in the absence of income.

I made major sacrifices in order to learn the art of tattooing. While I consider it worth the hardships I experienced, I’m now past that part of my journey, and I want to give back to the industry that has given me so much in life. The goal of this scholarship is to give back to artists who are in the same situation I once experienced.

A Personal Note - Nathan Molenaar, Tattoo Artist

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Application

Eligible winners include any individual above the age of 18 interested in becoming a full-time tattoo artist (no regional requirement). Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on their emailed portfolio (see below).

To Apply:

Email 10 of your best drawings to replies@tattooing101.com. Use “Tattoo Scholarship” as the subject line.

Attach a document (pdf, doc, docx) to the email answering the following essay question and short answer prompts:

Essay Question: In no less than 650 words, explain a time you challenged yourself artistically. What prompted you to challenge yourself? What was the outcome? How did the experience change your perspective on yourself as an artist, or on the world of art in general?

Short Answer Prompts: Please answer 2 of the following 3 questions in 150 words or less.

What made you interested in becoming a tattoo artist?

Which tattoo artist (living or deceased) do you admire the most, and why?

What tattoo style interests you the most? Explain.

If applicable, please attach an artist resume (pdf, doc, docx). Include any relevant awards, educational experiences and/or programs, jobs you have held related to the arts, exhibitions or shows where your work has been displayed or sold (include links, if possible), etc.

To Apply

Email 10 of your best drawings to replies@tattooing101.com. Use “Tattoo Scholarship” as the subject line.

Attach a document (pdf, doc, docx) to the email answering the following essay question and short answer prompts:

Essay Question: In no less than 650 words, explain a time you challenged yourself artistically. What prompted you to challenge yourself? What was the outcome? How did the experience change your perspective on yourself as an artist, or on the world of art in general?

Short Answer Prompts: Please answer 2 of the following 3 questions in 150 words or less.

What made you interested in becoming a tattoo artist?

Which tattoo artist (living or deceased) do you admire the most, and why?

What tattoo style interests you the most? Explain.

If applicable, please attach an artist resume (pdf, doc, docx). Include any relevant awards, educational experiences and/or programs, jobs you have held related to the arts, exhibitions or shows where your work has been displayed or sold (include links, if possible), etc.

Your portfolio will be reviewed by Tattooing 101’s team of professional tattoo artists and instructors. They will be looking for a well-rounded portfolio. We highly suggest that you read our article How to Build a Tattoo Portfolio for advice and additional details.

Do not include unfinished drawings or images of any tattoos, sculptures, or other 3-D artworks. The decision will be made according to 2-D pieces only.

Preference will be given to portfolios that display designs in multiple tattooing styles:

  • Traditional
  • Neotraditional
  • Newschool
  • Realism
  • Japanese
  • Mandala
  • Geometric
  • Script

Winner Announcement

The scholarship recipient will be chosen on 1st of July 2022, and winners will be contacted via email. They will receive their Artist Accelerator Program login.

AUTHOR
Nathan Molenaar

Nathan is a licensed professional tattoo artist with over 8 years’ experience working at studios across the globe, including Celebrity Ink, the world's largest tattoo studio chain. When he's not tattooing, he spends his free time sharing his experience and knowledge with aspiring artists who dream of pursuing a career in the tattooing industry.

  1. I am extremely excited about this course. I am an ambitious amateur tattoo artist. Everything about tattooing interests me. From what I've read on this site about the class it appears to be very informative. Offering not just the art aspect but the business as well. Again I can't wait to get started. Thank you for your time and expertise.

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