So I talked to Francis about apprenticing, I even brought him a few pictures of things I drew and what not; hehe. He said I was pretty good, definitely could go somewhere, but unfortunately they already had an apprentice working there for the next few months and couldn't hire me on yet. Plus he wanted me to work for a position there (I guess most tattoo places want you to be persistent before giving you a job). ALSO I learned that tattoo apprenticeships are unpaid, so I guess I'm going to have to finish this hair thing of mine, just so I have a license and if worse comes to worst, I can just fall back on that.
For now, I will work on my portfolio and spend my summer bugging tattoo artists hardcore.