Info for Veterans


Piercing and Tattoo Apprenticeships for Veterans

We are honored to help veterans who qualify for the Ch 31 Vocational Rehabilitation VA program enter into tattoo apprenticeships for veterans. Both our co-founder, Guy Prandstatter, and our veteran liaison, Allie Tyre, are veterans of the armed forces and understand your transition from active duty to civilian life. Tattoo and piercing apprenticeships at Body Art & Soul Tattoos are based on the traditional tattoo apprenticeship and piercing apprenticeship models with an increased focus on ongoing professional development, practice assessments, and real work experience. And yet, we pride ourselves on being different from a traditional apprenticeship. We "ink different" by providing clients with the warmest, most welcoming tattoo studio they've ever experienced—and our apprenticeships are no different. We believe in giving our clients high-quality custom tattoos and world-class customer service and teach our apprentices the skills to do just that. We provide apprenticeships with dignity to artists from all walks of life, and as a result, we have one of the most open and diverse artistic communities in the tattoo industry.

Please contact our veteran liaison, Allie Tyre, with questions about tattoo apprenticeships for veterans or to receive help with the application process at or 347-977-1721.

Get Started!

  • Talk to our veteran liaison for details about the program and more information about applying for your VA benefits
  • Attend a workshop to find out more about whether a tattoo apprenticeship is right for you.
  • Enroll and complete your apprenticeship.
  • Join our staff as a junior tattoo artist.

Reserve a Seat Today!

Are you a veteran looking to get into a new career field?

Download our brochure for veterans to learn how to start your career as a tattoo artist.