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With that mindset you won't get many places. Do you actually draw? You say you would ****ing love being a tattooist; so research as much about ot, practice and you'll be able to be as good as them possibly. Very few people start off absolutely amazing.

I want to make my own thread with the exact same title but I've no idea what i want to do.
I do but I do cartooning rather than realistic stuff. Like comic book style art, in black and white with a noir esque style.
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Yeah, you mention in other posts that you are quite practical. If you don't mind doing a bit of extra training then being a female plumber / electrician can be an in-demand skill since a lot of vulnerable people living by themselves are wary of contracting men for work. This might not be entirely what you'd like to do - maybe interior design with a hands-on element might be more your thing? I don't think earning £20k a year part-time is that unrealistic. If you can charge a professional hourly rate then you might just do it.
I never actually thought of anything like this, hands on interior design would be fantastic. I actually have a hobby of furniture shopping and planning houses (which is really embarrassing ) so I think it would be something I'd enjoy, and I'd definitely consider training in practical skills as it's always handy to have.
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I don't have any useful suggestions (apologies) but I am interested - when you say you'd be happy to live on 15k, do you not ever intend to own your own home or have children? Not having a go, genuinely curious as to why you would want to limit yourself when you will have a degree!
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I never actually thought of anything like this, hands on interior design would be fantastic. I actually have a hobby of furniture shopping and planning houses (which is really embarrassing ) so I think it would be something I'd enjoy, and I'd definitely consider training in practical skills as it's always handy to have.
I have no idea how to get into it but if you've got form in that area then I'd say go for it. It's a very impressive thing to be able to start your own business. Not sure how old you are but if you're under 25 then I believe quite a lot of charities exist to support young people trying to do their own thing. Good look with it!
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I do but I do cartooning rather than realistic stuff. Like comic book style art, in black and white with a noir esque style.
Not every tattooist draws realistically, cartoony could be your style and if needs be you could practice some slightly more realistic drawings, if you ever watch Miami ink/LA ink then when someone says they want some specific art style they get the tattooist who can draw that style best. So if it was cartoony, you'd be picked
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I don't have any useful suggestions (apologies) but I am interested - when you say you'd be happy to live on 15k, do you not ever intend to own your own home or have children? Not having a go, genuinely curious as to why you would want to limit yourself when you will have a degree!
I do, but I'm very lucky in that I come from a well off background and my boyfriend is very career oriented, so I have the "freedom' if you will, to be able to do what I want. I'm not very career focused, and would much prefer spending time with those around me to having a well paying job.

(Original post by Lotus_Eater)
I have no idea how to get into it but if you've got form in that area then I'd say go for it. It's a very impressive thing to be able to start your own business. Not sure how old you are but if you're under 25 then I believe quite a lot of charities exist to support young people trying to do their own thing. Good look with it!
I'm 19. Thank you, I will look into this. I'm doing an art related degree, purely because I enjoy it, and so this is something hopefully some careers advisors at uni will know about.
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(Original post by Willum Infanta)
Not every tattooist draws realistically, cartoony could be your style and if needs be you could practice some slightly more realistic drawings, if you ever watch Miami ink/LA ink then when someone says they want some specific art style they get the tattooist who can draw that style best. So if it was cartoony, you'd be picked
Kat Von D. :coma:

I have a huge amount of admiration for people artistic enough to tattoo like her. I'm convinced their brains are wired in such a way that they see the world differently to me. :p:
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I would love to, that would be my dream job but I don't know how to get the experience required :/ But if I could I absolutely would.



I could go down to £15k. Money isn't a motivator for me, as long as I have enough I really don't mind. I haven't, I may do that
College course or specialist school to study make up, then it's building up your portfolio. Since you don't want a top job that's demanding you probably won't even have to bother getting an agent. Just gotta make contacts. I had a friend who is now becoming a pretty well known photographer, and when I was friends with her she was just taking pictures for fun, putting them on a blog. And to do the pictures she worked with people hoping to become models and make up artists, and it became a mutually beneficial relationship.

Or you could just get some professional shots of people wearing make up you've done for them to make a portfolio, and set up your own business doing make up for weddings and things. That way might be easier, and then all the hours are definitely on your terms.
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College course or specialist school to study make up, then it's building up your portfolio. Since you don't want a top job that's demanding you probably won't even have to bother getting an agent. Just gotta make contacts. I had a friend who is now becoming a pretty well known photographer, and when I was friends with her she was just taking pictures for fun, putting them on a blog. And to do the pictures she worked with people hoping to become models and make up artists, and it became a mutually beneficial relationship.

Or you could just get some professional shots of people wearing make up you've done for them to make a portfolio, and set up your own business doing make up for weddings and things. That way might be easier, and then all the hours are definitely on your terms.
I've heard of this before, and I already do a bit of TFP modelling (the benefits of being tall ) so it might be quite easy to set up. I could probably start building a portfolio while doing my degree and get my experience that way.

Thank you for this. This is giving me some really good ideas
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You're not going to make 20k working part time.
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You're not going to make 20k working part time.
I'd be okay with less money if the job was awesome
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I would love to, that would be my dream job but I don't know how to get the experience required :/ But if I could I absolutely would.



I could go down to £15k. Money isn't a motivator for me, as long as I have enough I really don't mind. I haven't, I may do that
They usually offer evening classes in hair and make-up in further education/ adult education colleges. And they generally finish with a qualification of some kind. You should take a look at something like that! Have you considered maybe getting a part time job at the make-up counter in one of these big department stores like Debenhams? You'd be great!
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They usually offer evening classes in hair and make-up in further education/ adult education colleges. And they generally finish with a qualification of some kind. You should take a look at something like that! Have you considered maybe getting a part time job at the make-up counter in one of these big department stores like Debenhams? You'd be great!
I applied ages ago before I was at uni and I never got an interview, and I was told it was because I had no retail experience. Which sucks because I would LOVE to do that. And I'm pretty good at makeup too, I've had professional lessons and stuff

I'll definitely look into adult education colleges. Thanks
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How about sorting other people's housing disputes :rolleyes:
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How about sorting other people's housing disputes :rolleyes:
So because I have a different opinion you come onto another thread of mine and make a sarcastic reference to afformentioned comment? Right
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So I've been through loads of career ideas and to be honest none of them suit me. I'm just going to bullet point what I want and see if anyone has any suggestions, because I don't like not having any idea


  1. Part time. I don't want to work more than 3 days a week.
  2. People focused. I'm a people person. I HATE analytical/stats/data/academia.
  3. I'm not bothered about advancing/getting a "top job' or whatever. As long as it pays more than £20k a year, I'm fine
  4. Creative. Preferably. Again I'm more creative than academic.
  5. FUN. If I get bored I'll quit. I have the attention span of a kitten.
  6. Flexible. I don't do well with rules that aren't flexible.


I honestly don't know what I want to do :dontknow: If people could just give me some ideas because I don't even know where to look?
Marketing team
Design
Website Designer
Self employed - caterer, make cards etc.
Work in a restaurant
Cake shop etc.

Just some idea s

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So because I have a different opinion you come onto another thread of mine and make a sarcastic reference to afformentioned comment? Right
No seriously, you should consider a career in it, you seemed so good at it. Either that or a boobologist, whatever that is lol
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"Genuinely" not "Generally".
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self employed-makeup artistry,patisserie..(make a website,build a portfolio)
arts administration
interior design
tattooist
advertising/marketing-especially within galleries and start up art projects
freelance art based journalism
working for an organization like National Heritage Trust
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I think your best bet would be to start your own business. That potentially takes care of all the rules. Don't ask me what that business should be, but I sense working within a corporate institution is not going to be for you. You would probably have to work more than three days a week at first, and would be lucky to earn so much initially, but you sound like you could really thrive being your own boss.
I second this. My mum has always hated working for people, in the end my mum now has her own business in the sense that she's a private piano teacher. She works 6 days a week, but for very short periods of time (like one day she might only have a couple of half an hour lessons) and she works from home so there's no travelling and she's constantly around at home.

Obviously this has required certain qualifications (and she started off working as a secretary and then a high school teacher so she has dipped in to employed work) so I'm not saying run off and be a music teacher, but the point is that she's ended up making her own job as opposed to finding the right one. I imagine there's a host of creative businesses you could think of.

I'm not entirely sure what she earns mind...
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