Firstly, take a look at these drawings .......
These were done by a young lady on this forum.
She's quiet, humble and would love an apprenticeship.
She doesn't whine like a four year old or endlessly tell everyone that she has a "really strong portfolio".
If I wanted/had room/time for an apprentice at the moment she would be the top of my list.
Now, study the pictures I've posted and then go look at your own artwork. How does it compare?
Do you have felt tip rose outlines, a wobbly koi on a scrap of paper, childlike attempts at traditional designs on lined writing paper copied from last months tattoo magazines?
Once you've compared your artwork to the pictures I've posted, ask yourself ... if SHE's looking for an apprenticeship then why do YOU deserve one?