I am looking for dedicated people, hungry people, motivated people, people that want to excel and make no excuses but keep trying and working hard to get where they want to be… if thats you, read on! Be serious please.. let’s not waste each others time.

Kian ‘Horisumi’ Forreal is now accepting applications for a shop intern with a pathway to being a Deshi (apprentice) at Authentink Studio in Sydney. You must be honest, punctual, patient, dependable and fluent in English reading and writing. You must be between 17 and 25 years old and a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, no exceptions. As tattooing is a service industry you must like people and or want to get better at being a people person, no angry depressives please.

You must be willing to clean and not complain (or be well adept at faking enjoying it) & have an interest in tattooing, tattoo art, Japanese art, Japanese tattooing and improving your drawing at all times of course. Minimum 4 year commitment.

Familiarise yourself with my history, mywork, and my studio. You must be passionate about being a traditionalist Japanese style tattoo apprentice. Research what this means, if you are just looking to learn ‘how to tattoo’ this is not the position for you.

Please do not Facebook message, email, call the shop about this position or drop by the studio without an appointment in regards to this position. Read that again.

Application instructions are as follows:
Write a handwritten letter to me introducing yourself, explaining why you want to get involved in tattooing and what it means to you. Be honest, don’t tell me what you think I want to hear. You may attach some drawings to the letter. Please enclose a recent photo of yourself and be sure to include your contact details and any social media links you have. Put all this in an envelope and mail it to the studio

Kian horisumi forreal
Authentink Studio
#306 4-14 Buckingham St.
Surry Hills, NSW