Ready to become a professional tattoo artist?
If you’ve decided to pursue a artist career, you already understand the importance of getting training at a quality artist school. One of the most important factors in your success will be the quality of your work, and tattooing is rarely a self-taught art. While every good artist begins with a foundation of creativity and good design capabilities, they also need to learn trade-specific techniques under the guidance of experienced professionals at a good artist school.
In your search to find the best training center for you, look for a quality instruction program that offers these 5 elements:
1. Comprehensive instruction. A good artist school will teach the absolute beginner every step of the tattooing application process, from concept to execution and follow-up. Make sure the program you choose will teach you how to create your own designs, what tools to use and how to work with them properly, and how to master the techniques of quality tattoo artistry. You also want to seek out instructors who will give students tips on how to begin their artist career.
2. Experience and good reputation. Before you invest in a school, make sure it has a track record of success. Does it showcase positive feedback from graduates? Are the trainers professional and skillful? What is the experience level of the owners and instructors? A qualified instructor is a professional artist who has been recognized for their work, and actively keeps up their tattooing education by attending events and learning about the latest developments in the field.
3. Ample opportunity for practice. You want to get plenty of hands-on practice time on live models, not on fake plastic skin, so make sure the school you choose offers ample opportunity to practice and develop your skills. You want to move from paper to skin quickly so you can start getting real experience and building up your portfolio.
4. License and accreditation. As a student, you will be applying ink to human skin. Tattooing breaks the skin and can cause bleeding. With improper practices, it can cause infection and even permanent damage. To be licensed as a instruction program, a facility must the highest standards for safety and hygiene. To protect yourself against any complications, you need to make sure that the program you choose is fully licensed for art training.
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