So what he's saying here is that he was failing at running a shop because no one wanted to get tattooed by him and no one would work for him so he decided to start a school to teach people. That's NOT ok.
This is NOT a real school!! That's what you people don't understand!! There is NOTHING that credits this as a real school. It's a guy that doesn't do good tattoos trying to teach hundreds of people things he's not qualified to teach. The "teachers" at these schools haven't been tattooing longer that 3-4 years if that! Most less than a year!! He is taking thousands of dollar from people and telling them the ONLY tattoo shops they will ever be able to work in are shops he owns. If he fires them they will never get a job anywhere else. They are paying thousands to be his slaves.
Even if the schools that are popping up were teaching proper tattooing (which they're NOT) and not just ripping off people it is the death of tattooing. The people signing up for the schools should be concerned themselves as with what schools are doing is completely flooding the market with tattoo shops because the people that go to the schools cannot get jobs in shops and have to open their own shops doing subpar tattoos and endangering the public because of poor training. So every year 20 to 30 bad tattoo shops will be opening in one city alone into an already overstated market. What happens then? Tattooers can't afford to pay their bills or support their families because everyone will be forced to lower prices to complete with hundreds of other shops.
I, personally, am in no way threatened by this. It won't effect me at all. I have great clients but it will definitely effect future generations. And I do care about the future of tattooing even when I'm dead and gone.
SAY NO TO "TATTOO SCHOOLS"!! Do it the right way and get an apprenticeship. Yes it's not easy to get one. That's for a reason!
To try to get an apprenticeship GET TATTOOED!! A LOT! And get the tattooer to like you. Don't just walk in and ask. That's not how it's done. Yes it's hard and not everyone will make it. Most won't actually but that's life.