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Melon the Apprentice

After completing her Bachelors degree in Animation in England, Helen moved to Austria where she completed her SIA Anwarter certificate in skiing and BASI certificate in snowboarding which later secured her a snowsports instructor position in a ski school in Flachau, Austria. After her time in Austria, Helen attended the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, USA where she Completed her Bachelors degree in Illustration to help enhance her drawing skills. 

​Helen has always had an interest in the art of tattooing and made several attempts to land an apprenticeship in England. After much frustration, Helen put her dreams of becoming a tattoo artist on hold, as she was unable to find a good fit.  After strengthening her art skills and knowledge in San Francisco, Helen decided to revisit her dream and moved to Canada to be in the mountains. Eventually starting an apprenticeship in Whistler at Pins and Needles Tattoo Studio, Helen was focusing on learning and drawing. Now, under the apprenticeship of TylerATD at TNT Tattoo + Barber, Helen is looking forward to what the future has to hold, and feels honored and excited to finally pursue a career path that has been a goal and passion for many years.

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