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#21203

OMG: I'm coming to UW for eng but I really want to be a tattoo artist. My brown parents won't have it any other way. I know my parents want what's best for me but damn I really wish I had more supportive parents. I am good at what I do and I know I can make a living but they see no honour in it

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  1. If they're paying for it, get the degree and then become self-sufficient and give your dream a shot after. If it doesn't work out then at least you've got an engineering degree to fall back on.

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  2. Just out of curiosity, whats so good about being a tattoo artist?

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    1. It's just something I've been around for some time. My best friends pop's owns a shop and I've been working there since I was 14; cleaning and stuff. Finally worked my way up to helping in the designing and doing tats with supervision. I'm good at it and it's something I really enjoy

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  3. Like the CS club poster used to say:

    CS: because your parents told you to.

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  4. Haha. If I was one of your parents I would've disowned you. Brown tattoo artist. Man, that makes me wet myself. That is just hilarious. One of the funniest jokes I've heard in quite a long time. It's a very strange phenomena because I've seen many brown kids go to Conestoga community college for carpenting and culinary studies. Wow. What kind of self-respecting brown parent would allow that to happen?

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    1. Nice. Glad you pissed yourself

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    2. Carpeting? Fuck. I have a friend who does flooring/tiling... fucking guy makes almost 25K a month after expenses and that's on a bad month.

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    3. lmao. I misread that as carpeting rather than carpentry.

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  5. Hey op, maybe do both and do some tats and piercings, play piercings? on students on the side while in university and make some extra money? Obviously taking great care to advise on placement of tattoos in areas that can be covered up when needed for work.

    What happens if the tattoo business dries up completely in 10 years? You can't go back to engineering then and learn everything so this way you get the engineering skills you need for a job or to start a business but you also do what you really enjoy as much which is the tattooing.

    Any way to reach you? I was thinking of a small sharp bar code on the soles of my feet.

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  6. Brown kids get doctorates or become taxi drivers/convenience store clerks

    Take your pick

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    1. They're not necessarily mutually exclusive...they can be both.

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