Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

My name is Ali, and I am a college student.  I currently work at Jack in the Box and am looking to find an apprenticeship around the Seattle area and surrounding areas.  I have applied for my piercing license, and am waiting for that to come in the mail.  I understand that sometimes working toward an apprenticeship takes time, and I am willing to take that time, but I would really like to get my foot in the door now.  I have loved piercings since I was a very little girl, and I am very passionate about them.  I just need a professional to teach me the proper ways and techniques, the tools of the trade if you will.

Thank you.