Would a veteran tattoo artist allow a shop rat-turning-newbie apprentice to sit and observe while he worked on really elaborate pieces? (Assuming it's in a non-private area of the customer's body, that is.)
I don't know if there's a privacy / job-specific etiquette / rank issue here, or if observation is routine. If it makes a difference, the veteran artist wouldn't mind being watched, though he knows the apprentice is years away from doing similar work.
eta: thanks everybody!