TATTOO TRAINING

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December 4th

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2 Weeks

per person /
£

2.499

tattoo training

Teacher

Alan Paul Lofts

Course Description


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

Students will also be taught how to dismantle and reassemble tattoo machines so that they get a deeper understanding of how they run and learn various parts of the machine. This will help the pupil in future if they need to change coils, springs, armature bars, etc. All tattooing on a human skin will be carried out in one of our licensed tattoo studios. As a tattooist, you can earn between £40-£180p/h.

Requirements

IIf you have a friend or a relative to practice on, you and the person you are practising on has to be over 18 years of age. Proof of photo id may be required. A disclaimer will be required to be filled in prior to tattooing.

General

If you require accommodation please go on to our student accommodation page for our recommended hotels. Please note you will need to book directly with the hotels. We provide a free return transfer from these hotels at 9.30am to the campus or Romford Train station at 9.40am.


Tattooing kits inc. (All kits are for student use and kits are available at the end of the course for £150.)


If you require pick up from airport you must enter what airport, flight number and terminal in the 'comments' when booking.


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Student Handouts

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Hygiene & Best Practices

You will get familiarised with the artist and basics of what you need to tattoo, machines, how they operate and the difference between machines i.e. liners, shaders, rotary, etc. This week also comes with handouts and colouring exercises including techniques.


Modules

  • Using needles and the different jobs that they do and how they are made
  • Learning about inks, shading inks and their pigments
  • How to get an image from paper to skin ready to tattoo
  • Solutions, creams and cleaning supplies
  • Maintenance of Machinery
  • Actual tattooing on practice skin

This school week, you will get more hands-on and get to going with the actual tattooing. You will gain knowledge on setting up the machines, as well as how to choose the right machine for the job. You will also get more comfortable with the right grips and select the right tube for the needle.


Modules

  • Allocating the right design for the area to work well as a tattoo
  • Making a design and getting knowledge of how to get design from paper to skin
  • Cleaning and preparation of skin prior to tattooing i.e. shave hair, clean skin, apply stencil fluid and etc
  • Recapping on sterilization and the importance of a clean sanitized studio
  • How a tattoo studio works and how best to get started
  • Bring a friend or relative to practice tattooing on
  • Learning colours i.e. blending shading: what colours will and will not cover each other

Course Reviews

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Dylan Xuereb

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I completed the course in March, and honestly I didn’t find any time to comment, since I am super busy with my studio. After the course my tattooing skills improved and therefore I have decided to open up my own tattoo studio. I have to admit. At first I was quite scared, I mean I had to come al the way from Malta, and I didn’t know what to expect. But eventually you just click with them from the first second you start talking. It’s unbelievable how close you will get with the other students and with the people in charge, in just a VERY short time. You will never think that you would kill to do the course again just for the fun of it. Just try to imagine !! You are doing what you love to do the most for two weeks straight with other people that have the same vision and passion. If you really love tattooing you would easily connect with the others, and you wouldn’t stop talking and sharing ideas. I guarantee that your skills will improve, the only thing that I regret is that I didn’t do the course at the beginning of my career. SPECIAL THANKS TO CHRIS and DEEJAY. Bdw Chris, thanks for the tattoo, everyone was amazed by it !! I’m glad I have a piece of art by such a talented artist.

Rachel Cole

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I have recently completed the course and I am very happy that I chose to study tattoo artistry at The UK Official Tattoo Academy. I had Chris as my teacher for the 2 weeks and he was a fantastic teacher. I couldn't have asked for more! I learnt such a lot in such small time, being a very intensive course and I was literally tattooing on practise skin on the first day! It wasn't just a case of giving me a machine and letting me loose, Chris kept a close watch on what I was doing and corrected me each step of the way also learning the in's and out's of the industry, the actual machine, design and even had a chip butty! Thanks guys! I'ld recommend this course to anyone wishing to pursue the art of tattooing.

Lewis Collins

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It was an excellent experience, I've learned so much from Chris, he has been a major influence and great to be around. Glen and Pete were also very helpful and both are a laugh. I will miss the experience. Thanks for everything. Much appreciated guys and the Elvis portrait is unbelievable. Cheers.

Theo Papa

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I've learnt so much from the tattooist course, well worth it. The tattooists are all very helpful and give great advice on how to use techniques and the importance of hygiene. I definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of taking tattooing as a profession.

Melissa St. Peir

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So great. Chris was a amazing teacher. I couldn't ask for more.

James Tunner

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I'm from Malta and having accommodation and transfer to the academy was a real bonus. Brilliant academy !!! Thanks guys

Clare Pattern

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Top people. Thank you for helping me open my shop from start to finish xxx

Geoff Chilvers

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Excellent dudes. Thank you. Love you X

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