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Tattoo Artist & Henna Tattoo Business Course

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This course is designed to assist you in learning everything about tattoos, how they are done and why people opt for them. We will focus our energies on defining what a tattoo symbolises and help you in understanding the client's needs better. We will look at how you can successfully start, maintain and grow your own tattooing business based on what you learn from this course, and we will also demonstrate how you can excel at tattooing, even if this is your first encounter with this art form.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The Tattoo Artist & Henna Tattoo Business Course has been created to give anyone interested in this area a wider insight into the hows and whys of the process, as well as targeted information for those who are considering getting into the industry, with particular focus on how to start a business. The course would be especially beneficial to those who are already practicing artists/designers or high level amateurs, as it teaches how to put these existing skills to use as a tattooist.

What You'll Learn from the Tattoo Artist & Henna Tattoo Business Course

  1. The Tale of Tattooing
  2. Types and comparisons
  3. The Prerequisites to Tattooing
  4. Becoming a Tattoo Artist
  5. Toolkit for Tattooing
  6. Work Ethic
  7. Performing Tattooing
  8. How to Manage Tattooing Business
  9. Expanding Your Clientele
  10. Course Overview

We will take a step-by-step approach towards the final objective, which is to enable you to start your own tattoo/henna tattoo business successfully. We will start by talking about what a tattoo means, how you can become a tattoo artist, the different techniques that are available and most importantly, how you can quickly become an expert. We will also highlight the required skills, equipment, and area for your business.

This course will guide you through the process of etching or drawing tattoos on clients. Tattoos are etched or drawn directly on the client's skin; therefore, it is important to cover all safety aspects of it. You should know the prerequisites for tattooing and have a cautious approach towards it. Additionally, and most importantly, you should be aware of situations and circumstances when you should avoid tattooing.

You might already be aware of the general idea behind tattoos or henna tattoos but we believe it best to cover all the basics. The course will teach you about the different styles experts have chosen for tattooing, and discuss the various available techniques while focusing on their characteristics. We will look at how tattoos have evolved with time and how their meaning has changed. As you progress through this course, we will support you in finding your own style and help you embrace it.

To be a successful tattoo artist, you will need skills, patience and control over your drawings. We will be dealing with practicing mechanisms that have proven successful for other artists and in other art forms. It is crucial that you follow the instructions and schedule discussed in the course in order to achieve maximum benefit from it. The course has three different parts, with each one focusing on the knowledge, performance and business aspects of tattooing respectively.

A major portion of this course is dedicated towards the business aspect of tattooing. Every business needs clients and in order to build a loyal clientele, you need to be customer-oriented throughout your practice. We will look at how you can identify your clientele and the best means to attract them towards your business. Therefore, we will discuss the art of making a tattoo from the client's perspective and from a business point of view. This way you will be able to communicate and reach out to your clients in a more fruitful manner.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Tattoo Artist & Henna Tattoo Business Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus

I- Introduction and Background Knowledge Introduction

Module 1: The Tale of Tattooing

  • Tattoos Explained
    • What does a tattoo symbolise?
    • Tattoos for marketing
    • Popularity of tattoos, especially amongst the youth
    • Endorsement by celebrities and heroes
  • Tattoos in Retrospect
    • History of tattoos
    • Britain's first encounter and spread of tattooing
    • History and origin of henna tattoos
  • Tattoos Today
    • Changing the norm
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 2: Types and comparisons

  • Types of Tattoos
    • Traumatic Tattoos
    • Amateur and Professional Tattoos Identification Tattoos
    • Cosmetic Tattoos
    • Medical Tattoos
  • Tattooing and Henna Tattooing
    • What is a henna tattoo?
    • What is so special about henna tattoos? Comparison
    • Rising interest in Henna Tattoos
    • Risks of henna tattoos vs. ink tattoos
  • Understanding The Emotional Motivation Behind Tattooing Summary:
  • Assessment

Module 3: The Prerequisites to Tattooing

  • Techniques of Tattooing
  • Care Before You Dare
    • Major Risks
    • Precaution to Ensure Safety
    • Taking Care of the Tattoo
  • Tattooing Another Day
  • Summary
  • Assessment

II- Performing The Technique of Tattooing

Module 4: Becoming a Tattoo Artist

  • To Be or Not to Be a Tattoo Artist
    • Initiative
    • Apprenticeship
    • Aesthetics of Nature
    • Patience and Determination
    • Creativity
    • Perfection
    • Research
  • Symbols and Symbolization
    • Types of tattoo symbols
    • Common pattern used in henna tattooing
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 5: Toolkit for Tattooing

  • Requirements for Permanent Tattoos
  • Requirements for Henna Tattoos
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 6: Work Ethic

  • Hygiene and Other Work Ethics
    • Why is hygiene important?
    • Hygiene in the shop premises
    • Machines and equipment
    • Keeping The Environment Clean
    • Disinfection
    • Using chemicals
    • Sterilization
  • Standardizing Your Practice
    • The organizations
    • Registering
    • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act
    • Public health controls
    • Protective clothing
  • Knowing The Background
    • Assessment
    • Medications and alcohol
    • Allergies
    • Medical conditions
    • Age limit
    • Previous tattoos
  • Sharing The Foreground
    • Consent
    • Risks
  • After care
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 7: Performing Tattooing

  • Etching for ever
    • Step 1: Basic Preparations
    • Step 2: The procedure
    • Step 3: The Wind up
  • Drawing for days
    • Step 1: Getting started
    • Step 2: Making samples
    • Step 3: Creation
    • Step 4: Execution
  • Techniques for Tattoo Removal
    • Technique 1: Laser Removal
    • Technique 2: Intense pulsed light therapy
    • Technique 3: Dermabrasion
    • Technique 4: Excision
    • Technique 5: Removal Creams
    • Technique 6: Fading by saline
  • Summary
  • Assessment

III- Starting and Running Your Tattoo Business

Module 8: How to Manage a Tattooing Business

  • The Requisites
    • Working Space
    • Lighting
    • Henna Pastes
  • Setting Up Your Practice
  • Keeping Up Your Business
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 9: Expanding Your Clientele

  • Recommendation from your art
    • Finesse in a tattoo
    • Recommendation based on finesse
    • Mistakes from start to finesse
    • Acquiring finesse
    • Improvement and evaluation
    • Number vs quality?
  • Increasing your presence
    • Advertisement Methods
    • Customise your own approach
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 10: Course Overview

  • What's Next
  • Summary
  • Final Assessment

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

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