hello everybody, thank you for clicking on my column. I have been going to a tattoo school for over a year now. During high school, i knew that i would have to save up myself to be able to afford a tattoo school that i had done some research on. It was the only school of its type in my state, and i knew it would be all i could afford since it was $9000 to enroll. I spent two and a half years saving my money from age 17-19 and finally by the time i was 20 i was able to afford it and go. After going to school for a few months, i had realized that my instructor was not teaching me ANYTHING at all. I was very disappointing and upset but continued to go so that i could get my hours done and pit it towards getting my tattooing license. The shop was filled with drama, and even drugs were coming in and out, like heroin. I chose to ignore it but overtime more negativity was surrounding me. Drama, drugs, lawsuits against my instructor. Some guy was even trying to sue my instructor and my instructor was trying to supene me to court for back up. I am very upset that i had wasted my very hard earned money and over a year of my time at this school. I wish i could go back in time and maybe invest in a school out of state. I cannot sue because i dont have the money for that and i would not like to go through all the trouble of doing so. I believe my safest bet would be to start over. I am not asking for $9,000 as that is a lot to ask for, but anything to help me achieve my goal of going to a better tattoo school out of state, i would be very grateful. Thank you all for taking the time to read my story.