Frequently Asked Questions

Monolith Tattoo Academy FAQ

Why Monolith Tattoo Academy?

In 2011, Edward & Melanie Kehoe had a vision to open a tattoo studio of monolithic proportions and standards. They wanted to have one studio with the best-of-the-best tattoo artists, each specializing in their own styles, all under one roof. Since its inception, Monolith Tattoo Studio has exceeded those expectations and so, in 2020 the Kehoe’s made the decision to move forward with their dream of providing a unique opportunity for upcoming artists to receive a specialized and advanced education in tattooing. Monolith Tattoo Academy is an excellent program with highly experienced instructors, superior curriculum, and exceptional facilities and supplies. Because your success starts here.

When can I apply?

You can apply at any time. If you are accepted, your term of enrollment will be specified in your acceptance letter. You can also specify which term of enrollment you’d prefer on your application.

I live out of town, can I still attend?

We encourage it! We have curated a special plan for out-of-town students. For more information, please inquire at our email.

I work a full time job, will I still be able to attend?

We have options available if you have a conflicting schedule. For more information, please inquire at our email.

How many times can I apply?

There is no limit on how many times you may apply; however if you are denied admission to Monolith Tattoo Academy for any reason, you must wait a 90-day period before reapplying. After the third denial, you must wait a 180-day period before reapplying.

Do you offer any payment plans, scholarships or grants?

Unfortunately no, not at this time.

How much does tattoo school cost?

$15,000 in total. This fee includes the application and enrollment fees, tuition, and supplies (i.e. tattoo machine and accessories, iPad and Apple Pencil, set of inks, all disposable supplies and more).

Have more questions? Email us.

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Out of Town Policy

Do you live 2 or more hours outside of Bend? Our synchronous learning opportunity is your best option!

This is a synchronous program, meaning all instruction occurs at a scheduled time either in-person or online, and will be available for enrolled students who live 2 hours or more out of Bend, Oregon. All classes that are required to be taken in-person will be specified on the Academy Calendar. For more information on our out of town policy or if you think this is the best option for you, email us!

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Start your career as a professional tattoo artist by attending our Bend, Oregon tattoo school. Monolith Tattoo Academy offers tattoo education programs in Bend and we have an out-of-town option available.