LEARN HOW TO TATTOO
Get professional training from our experienced tattoo masters. You can become a qualified artist in this fast growing industry and open up a whole diverse world of body modification.
Each tattoo course consists of theory and practical lessons, from setting up needles and skin preparation to actually carrying out different tattoos on live models.
"Education is the movement from darkness to light."
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
Using needles and pigments, a tattoo artist applies a permanent design directly to a client's body, injecting ink under a layer of skin. Clients may come to a tattoo artist with a picture or design in mind or they may consult with the tattoo artist to create the desired image. Tattoo artists use their artistic skills to advise clients on size, color, design and placement of their body art. Some tattoo artists specialize in certain artistic styles, and many are able to offer clients a portfolio of work to examine.
Tattoo artists are responsible for maintaining a safe and clean work environment, including donning gloves when contact with broken skin is possible, sterilizing single-use tattoo equipment and tools using an autoclave after each tattoo application and ensuring that all work surfaces are properly disinfected to avoid the spread of blood-borne viruses. Individuals interested in a tattooing career should be very skilled artists and drawers.Since safety and cleanliness is such an important issue in tattooing, aspiring tattoo artists will also need to learn all of the different sterilization techniques necessary for this career. In most areas, an individual must be certified by the Health Department before he can start his tattooing career.
Certification or licensing standards may require a tattoo artist to complete training or an apprenticeship in an approved setting and under the supervision and guidance of another established professional in the field. This can take 1-2 years.Proof of training may also be required.While the government does not monitor the creativity of a licensed tattoo artist, certainly the clientele of a tattoo parlor finds this aspect critical. A licensed tattoo artist isn't required to complete formal artistic training or hold a degree in any specific art or design field; however, mastering the art of drawing and working with inks used for body art is important. Mastery of artistic and technical skills ensures that the recipient of a tattoo leaves with aesthetically-pleasing tattoo that has been professionally administered.
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What are some of the advantages of learning at Oriana Tattoo Academy apprentice program versus a traditional apprentice?
Oriana Tattoo Program is designed for individuals who may not be able to commit to a typical two year apprenticeship program. We understand that it is very difficult for students to devote two years apprenticing when there is no guarantee that after all of the time and money that they will ever gain the hands-on experience that they need to start their career.
What level of experience is required for the tattoo fundamentals program?
There is no experience necessary to enroll in the tattoo fundamentals program. However, if you have a background in art that is great! The more experience you have drawing, painting, etc. the better you will do in your career.
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Will I be licensed to tattoo once I graduate?
Once you graduate from Oriana Tattoo Academy you will receive a certificate of completion. Licensing is issued on a state-to-state or county-by-county basis. This is regulated by your local government. Our staff will help you every step of the way to help you obtain your license at your preferred state/county.
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Do you offer lodging?
Oriana Tattoo Academy will provide you with lodging options that are best suited to your budget. The academy is located in the heart of Miami Beach.
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Will I receive tattoo equipment to use during my training?
Yes, all of the equipment you need to use during your training and to start tattooing upon program completion will be provided.
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Will I be tattooing on real people?
Yes, you will be tattooing on real people after a certain number of hours are completed during the program and once you’ve successfully passed the evaluation. This will help you create a beginning portfolio of work to prepare you for your career as a tattoo artist.