Do I receive a certificate?

Yes, once you have completed a two-week intensive tattoo/health and safety course. We will assess your skills after the two weeks to see if you are at the required standard acceptable by the Academy. If not, we will provide further tuition to reach a professional standard of tattooing free of charge. The Theory Test has to be taken at the end of the ten-day course. You will need to pass this to receive your certificate.

What skills am I required to have to take this course?

Basic drawing skills

Can I have a break during class?

Yes of course! For drinks, some fresh air, cigarette etc.

What time does the class start?

Class starts at 10 am, lunch at 1pm for one hour and class finishes at 5.00 pm.

Can I open my own tattoo studio after the two week course?

You can open your own tattoo studio. You will need to abide by UK tattooing laws and regulations and contact your local borough council who will then advise and guide you. We have helped most of our students to open their own tattoo studio after the course. We can help to design the studio layout, order the appropriate equipment and stock list e.g. inks, needles, chairs and furnishings. Even pop down on the big day to support them.

What support will I receive from the UKOTA when I open my studio?

We help to design the studio layout, order the appropriate equipment and stock list e.g. inks, needles, chairs and furnishings. As well as any further assistance that you require from us.

Do I have to bring my own tattoo kit?

No, we have all of the equipment available to use throughout the duration of the course.

Do I receive any assistance after the two week course?

Yes, we are always available to assist you with providing any information / guidance you may require.

Have any of your students become your apprentices?

Yes, we have taken on a number of apprentices after completing our ten day course at one of our licensed tattoo studios.

Are there any other costs on top of the £3,499?

The only other cost is the hotel accommodation that is priced from only £34 per night.

How much does a professional tattooist earn?

Between £40 - £180 per hour.

How do I book and secure my dates for the course?

You need to complete our online booking form and pay £99 deposit, using your debit or credit card.

What can I do on the weekends?

Weekends are optional, you can come and join us in one of our tattoo studios to gain more experience and learn tips of the trade.

What do I learn during the two week course?

Black and grey work - Custom work - Ultimate colour work - Portrait work - Setting out tattoos I.e. positioning on skin - How to stretch the skin to tattoo - New style dot work - Developing ideas in to tattoo style - Strip down tattoo guns and rebuild them - How to use autoclave - Tattoo soaps - Tracing on to carbon - Style of guns - Style of chairs - After care - Contamination - Pain barrier. Throughout the duration of the course, students will also learn about health & safety, hygiene, regulations, legislation and law.

What time should students arrive?

9:45am and class ends at 5:00pm

When do i pay rest of the balance?

Payment is due in full via bank transfer 3 days before course date

Where are we based?

122 North Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1DL

Taking one of our courses?

If you wish to take one of our courses, you firstly need to select the course and pay £99 pound deposit via the Booking Form. The final payment is collected 3 days before the actual course begins.