Attend Oregon Tattoo School at Monolith Tattoo Academy in Bend!

Are you an artist interested in attending Oregon tattoo school? Monolith Tattoo Academy is a tattoo school in Oregon, offering a three-month program in beautiful Bend, Oregon. We highly encourage artists from all over the State of Oregon to join us in Bend as you complete tattoo school under the guidance of industry veterans Edward Kehoe and TeeJay Hernandez. We would love for artists from Portland, Eugene, and all over the Pacific Northwest to take advantage of one of the best new tattoo schools in the country.

I Don’t Live in Bend, Can I Attend Monolith Tattoo Academy?

Edward Kehoe tattoo instructor Monolith Tattoo AcademyAbsolutely, yes! The tattoo artist training program at Monolith Tattoo Academy was designed to be accessible for artists living in the State of Oregon. Here’s what you need to know before applying:

  • Students must be able to attend classes in-person at Monolith Tattoo Academy Mondays – Thursdays from 10am – 6pm for the three months of enrollment.
  • Each term lasts for three months and classes begin the first week of January, May and September.
  • Your tuition includes top of the line tattoo machines, inks and supplies.
  • iPad and Apple Pencil available at a discounted rate if needed. 

We love when out-of-town artists are able to join us in Bend for Oregon tattoo school. Many of the artists who have completed our program from outside of Bend find temporary housing with friends, family, or through a property manager. Short-term housing options can be found throughout the City of Bend, which makes it easy to complete your Oregon tattoo artist training here.

Why Attend an Oregon Tattoo School?

Monolith Tattoo Academy offers a 360-hour tattoo program with the emphasis on the cultivation of well-rounded tattoo skills. Our Oregon tattoo school application process allows applicants to accrue basic artistic skills before admission, guaranteeing the maximum amount of development during enrollment.

Professional Tattoo Artist Training From Master Tattooers

Edward KehoeWhen you attend Monolith Tattoo Academy, your professional tattoo artist training will be handled by industry veterans and well-respected tattoo artists Edward Kehoe and TeeJay Hernandez. Each of our amazing instructors boasts more than 20 years of experience tattooing and they have all tattooed in some of the biggest cities in the United States. Each instructor has a different style, allowing our Oregon tattoo school students to develop a well-rounded set of tattooing skills. 

Edward opened Monolith Tattoo Studio with his wife Melanie in 2011 and since then the studio has been awarded “Best of Bend” by The Source Weekly and continues to be the front-runner in quality tattoo artwork. Edward has been tattooing since 1988 and has apprenticed under some of the greatest artists in the industry. He ran tattoo shops in Seattle, Portland, Denver and now Bend.

TeeJay is the newest instructor to join the Monolith instruction staff. He started tattooing in 1993 and specializes in bold, colorful tattoos and coverups. TeeJay’s experience covering up tattoos is a special skill that he is able to share with students at Monolith Tattoo Academy.

Bend is Paradise for Outdoor Lovers

live music in Bend at Hayden Homes AmphitheaterIf you’ve never been to Bend, we invite you to get to know our stunning mountain town. Outdoor recreation abounds — that means no matter which term you enroll at Monolith Tattoo Academy, you’ll be able to enjoy all that Bend and Central Oregon have to offer. From Bend’s craft brewing scene to the constantly growing list of concerts taking place at venues throughout town, you’ll love spending three months in Oregon’s playground refining your tattooing skills and enjoying the outside world.

If you enroll in the January term, spend your weekends skiing or snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor, one of the largest downhill ski resorts in the country. Is flying down a mountain not your style? There are plenty of amazing places to snowshoe or cross-country ski. Bend is known for the outdoors, but there’s something for everyone in our Central Oregon town.

Enrolling in the May session means you’ll be here for summer, and it’s hard to beat a Bend summer. Spend your free time floating the river, hanging out at one of the dozens of nearby mountain lakes, attending street festivals and concerts. If you’re spending three months in tattoo school, why not make the most of it?

Our September session allows you to enjoy Central Oregon after the peak of tourist season. See Bend the way the locals do — grab coffee at Spoken Moto, drinks at River Pig Saloon, dinner at Miyagi Ramen — all located in and near The Box Factory, where you’ll be attending Oregon tattoo school. The fall also includes fun events like Bend Roots Revival, a local, three-day music festival in Bend, Bend Fall Festival, Bend Oktoberfest and, of course, Halloween!

Invest in Your Future: Attend Tattoo School in Oregon

Edward and Melanie started Monolith Tattoo Academy to ensure that tattoo school in Oregon is done the right way. It’s important to us to offer students the best possible education and opportunities for career advancement. We’re proud to be building an Oregon tattoo school that prepares students for success from the very beginning.

Are you an artist interested in attending tattoo school in Oregon? We would love for you to join us at Monolith Tattoo Academy for three months in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Contact us today for more information about attending Monolith Tattoo Academy as an out of towner.

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