How to Tattoo
Most tattoo artists nowadays use electric tattoo machines to transfer the images in their minds onto the canvases of their customers’ bodies. This has made the act of tattooing much more exact and less painful than in the past. There are more choices as to tattoo needle variations and speed settings than ever before.
Tattoo artists must remain consistent in their use of the tattoo machine in order to stay familiar with their equipment. Modern machines have various attachments and settings which the artist must be able to use fluently. The tattoo artist should be able to tell by the sound of their equipment that the needle is set to the proper length, with approx. 2 mm protruding from the end of the tube. The exact voltage level used will depend on the individual design of the tattoo and the tattoo machine. Rubber bands should be used near the center of the tattoo needle to reduce side-to-side vibrations and keep the tattoo lines clear and precise. There is a lot to learn and it will be surprising how much you can learn in a short time.
Tattoo Course Schedule
There are many aspects to learning tattoo so the course is designed to be relaxed and enjoyable as well as informative. Many people come to learn with us from all different backgrounds and skill levels and everyone enjoys their time here.
The following document will give you some information on how we roughly organise the course. We understand everyone learns at different speeds so the schedule is not set strictly and will depend on you!
Many of the steps outlined here we actually go over very often. The tattoo process is exactly that, a process. When you understand it you will find you can make tattoos yourself!
You are shown how we make our stencils that we use to tattoo. A stencil is like the tattooist road map and therefore very important part of the tattoo process. We teach you to make the stencil by hand as this is the best way to help you understand the design. Stencils can also be made by special printers.
The workstation and how it is organised can be a very personal thing. We show the way our artists setup and explain why we do it. Many people find their own way and that is great so long as it is clean and organised.
The tattoo machine is an amazing little thing but can also confusing to someone new to them.
Not only are there many types but also many different configurations. We start you on what’s known as ‘coil machines’. You will also be shown other type of machines such as ‘rotary machines’.
Tattoo Fake Skin
Now you can put what you have learnt to practice on the fake skin. Often you can tattoo as much as you want until you feel comfortable. The fake skin can be difficult to make beautiful tattoos on but it will teach you the process. You should spend at least 4 days on the fake skin before moving to models.
So now that you can confidently tattoo an innocent fake skin you will put it all into practice on the models we provide. Please understand that you are learning and be very patient with yourself and important the instructor and models. You will have almost all day to tattoo so you never need to feel rushed and can take your time.
The models generally choose the designs themselves from the internet. We always try to get them to choose according to your skill level the longer you stay the more advanced work you will do.
You now will work in the studio with the other artists and experience the full running of a tattoo shop. You will be assigned your own workstation and tattoo chair. You are expected to keep your area clean, tidy and respect others.
You will tattoo several models. The more you do the more you learn, as there is so much information you must pace yourself or risk overloading!
The course is casual yet instructive. Most importantly we want you to enjoy your time with us and hopefully gain the amazingly rewarding skill of tattooing!
Course Tenure: 6 months / Twice a week.
Course Fee: INR 70,000