Tattoo School Application

Apply for Oregon Tattoo School

To apply for enrollment in the General Tattoo Program at Monolith Tattoo Academy you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age and provide a government issued photo ID for confirmation.
  • You must have earned a high school diploma or GED and provide a copy for confirmation.
  • Submit a minimum 500 word essay (as a word document) with a compelling statement of why you want to be a tattoo artist and work in the tattoo industry.
  • Submit a 20 piece portfolio (as a jpeg or pdf) of original artwork you have created that displays your creativity and artistic style.

All application materials must be attached with these questions and submitted together with the $50 non-refundable application fee to be eligible for enrollment consideration. Once completed, submit to Monolith Tattoo Academy for review. Upon review, notice will be sent to each applicant regarding denial or acceptance. After acceptance, a meeting will be scheduled to review the final steps before enrollment and discuss details and questions you may have. During the admission interview, you will be asked to debrief your essay and portfolio. You will also be asked a short series of questions, we encourage you to bring any questions of your own. Following your admission interview, you will either receive a denial letter or an acceptance letter along with enrollment instructions.

If an applicant is denied admission to Monolith Tattoo Academy for any reason, they must wait a 90 day period before reapplying. After the third denial, the applicant must wait a 180 day period before reapplying. There is no limit to how many times someone may apply.

For more questions about the application process or Monolith Tattoo Academy, please reach out.

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Apply Online

First, download the Signature Form, sign it and upload it at the end of this application. You can sign it digitally, print it out and scan it or print it out and take a picture of the completed form and then attach it at the end of the application.

Next, click on the Pay Application Fee button and pay the $50 application fee.

Fill out the following application completely. Applications must include the signature form and the application fee must be paid in order for your application to be considered. Please remember to upload a PDF with your 20-piece portfolio and a Word Doc with your 500+ word essay.

    Are you a U.S. citizen?

    Have you served in the U.S. military/armed forces?

    What is your gender/how do you identify?

    For what reason are you pursuing admission?

    Have you paid the Application Fee?

    Have More Questions?

    Are you considering a career as a professional tattoo artist?Monolith Tattoo Academy offers tattoo education programs in Bend and we have an out-of-town option available. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about our programs.