Learn to Tattoo in New York

Tattoo Courses New York - 10 day Course

Established since 1998, the UK Official Tattoo Academy is the largest tattoo academy providing tattoo courses in New York.

Tattoo Courses in New York Overview

The nature of this course is to give students an insight into the world of tattooing allowing them the chance to have some first hand experience in order to pursue their career within the industry.

Moreover, the 10 day intensive tattoo courses in New York are broken up into two weeks and runs Monday to Friday starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm. Furthermore, students will be required to study the theory side of the industry and finally undergo a theory exam. You will then study the practical side of the industry performing a practical exam on the last day of your course. Finally, successful students will then receive a diploma certificate that is recognised throughout the World. 

Students at the UK Official Tattoo Academy will have the luxury of studying in a classroom environment and then given the opportunity to perform the practical exam within a tattoo and piercing studio, over looked by professional tattooists based next door to the academy.

Above all, our course is CPD approved!

Course Description

To start with, the week consists of drawing up designs which will be suitable for a tattoo, colouring techniques, difference in needles and what they are used for.

Throughout our courses, the pupil will receive handouts on tattooing, the industry and all knowledge about the apparatus required. During the course, students will be taught legislation/ regulations of professional tattooing.

Moreover, students will also be taught how to dismantle and reassemble tattoo machines so receive a deeper understanding of how they use and learn various parts of the machine. In conclusion, this will help the pupil in the future if they need to change coils, springs, armature bars, etc. In addition, all tattooing on a human skin, will be carried out in one of our licensed tattoo studios.

Course Modules


Note* this course does NOT teach you how to draw, only that it will help you develop your own drawing style in tattoo form.

Tattoo Courses in New York - Benefits

  • You will be awarded a diploma certificate that is recognised throughout the US.
  • You will receive an accredited infection control certificate after passing level 2 VTQ exam
  • Unlimited student support for life.
  • Access to online student chat room and networking.
  • Free advice starting up your own studio.
  • Access to our student shop where you can purchase your own machinery and equipment.
  • Free airport transfer for international students *please see FAQ’s for further information.
  • Student booklet and handouts which includes all the information you have been taught on your course.
  • Once you have gained the experience as a professional tattooist you can earn between $70-$230 an hour.