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How to be a Tattooist

 

 

 

 

 

Just because someone has a tattoo machine, that does not make them a tattooist.  In the same way as owning a screwdriver doesn’t make them an electrician.

 

Tattooing is a hard thing to learn. As well as being a talented artist, now a basic requirement, here at the BTAF we recommend the following:

 

· the modern artist undergoes 2 years minimum, suitable apprenticeship based training

 

· Apprenticeships should be provided by an experienced tattoo artist with a minimum of 5 years experience themselves

 

· Suitable training means a hands-on studio based apprenticeship

 

· Suitable training will cover hygiene and housekeeping, sterile chain of events, sterilisation methods, needle configurations, machine technology and maintenance, studio management and appropriate documentation, legal aspects, general workplace health and safety, tattoo design concepts, tattoo placement, and finally tattoo technique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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