THIS COURSE IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE TATTOO COURSE ON THE MARKET.

IT IS A VERY CONCISE AND INTENSIVE TATTOO TRAINING COURSE..

THERE IS NO TATTOOING OF PIG SKIN OR FIDDLING ABOUT MAKING NEEDLES.

THIS COURSE IS AIMED SQUARELY AT THE TATTOOING SIDE OF TATTOOING.

ALL TATTOO WORK IS TOTALLY SUPERVISED AND SCRUTINIZED…

AFTER THE COURSE, THERE IS A COMPLETE FOLLOW UP PROGRAM, WHICH INCLUDES CRITIQUEING OF ALL OF YOUR FOLLOW UP WORK, GIVING SUGGESTIONS AND ADVICE, OR RE-CALLING YOU FOR A FOLLOW UP SESSION. WE  ARE ON 24 HOUR CALL TO OUR STUDENTS.

**COURSES ARE CONDUCTED COUNTRYWIDE**
 
5 DAY COURSE
 

INCLUDES:

  • MACHINE SET-UP
  • PART IDENTIFICATION
  • STERILIZING TECHNIQUES
  • POWER SUPPLY / MACHINE BALANCING
  • PROMBLEM SOLVING
  • TRACING TECHNIQUE AND PLACEMENT
  • DRAWING EXERCISES
  • TATTOO LINING TECHNIQUES
  • TATTOO SHADING TECHNIQUES
  • TATTOO COLOURING
  • TATTOO COLOUR SHADING
  • TATTOO PIGMENT MIXING AND DISPERSAL
  • AFTERCARE
  • COURSE CERTIFICATE
 
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FAQ's
 
Q: When are the courses conducted?

A: The courses are usually a one on one affair. I conduct the courses myself so the dates are dependant on when suits both myself and the client. Just e-mail me with dates that suit you and I’ll either be able to juggle my schedule, or we will have to agree to another date.

Q: If I want an additional needle-making course, can you provide it? Why don't you add this into your course?

A: I do not do needle making courses because there is no way you will be able to make the quality of needles that we have ready made. It takes a lot of practice to get this right and a lot of skin damage is usually the result of poorly made needles. There is also no way that you can guarantee the level of sterilization that eo gas does. Also, by law the needles have to be single use, individually wrapped.

Q: Should I invest in an autoclave sterilizer?

A: Absolutely….! First of all it is required by law for any tattoo shop or private person that is tattooing, and secondly, there is no other way to guarantee sterility of your equipment. Unfortunately the sterilizer is the single biggest expense usually in a tattoo shop. These units can cost between R7000-R30000 but we have them on special for R4500. (in certain instances disposable goods can be used so that there is no need for a sterilizer)

Q: Can I use an ultra-sonic cleaner instead of an autoclave?

A: No. an ultrasonic does not do the job of sterilizing. It is used in the tattoo shop to clean goods and does a far better job than the manual method. (much easier too)

Q: What brand of equipment do you use in your kits?

A: It is a skintrade brand as used by 100's of professional shops around the world.

Q: Are tattoo kits included in the price of tattoo course?

A: No. See details of the kits

Q: Which is the best kit to get?

A: The best kit is obviously the professional one, especially for a beginner or course attendee because it has a bigger range of needles, grips, tips etc. which allows a lot more flexibility of choice for various designs. And the kit has both a liner and shader machine.

Q: Which is the best ink to use?

A: This is a point of contention among artists worldwide and boils down to personal choice. We stock a Skintrade range of inks which I personally use, but we also have a few other ranges available, including intenze inks.

Q: How is your student success rate?

A: My student success rate is very high, but that does not necessarily mean that you will be successful. Making the course work for you is dependant on YOU. We give you the tools to move ahead, it is your job to apply the knowledge as often as possible and to continue to practice the drawing techniques and in general just to draw and tattoo as often as possible.

 
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GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
 

I turn down far more courses than I actually do for various reasons. I only am able to do a few courses per year due to time constraints. If you are interested, do not let this fact put you off trying us to see if we are available. We can juggle our schedules if need be.

I conduct the courses as a labour of love because I know how difficult it is to break into the world of tattooing and it is near impossible to get apprenticeships. Often the person that I teach has already been tattooing from home and is doing a terrible job and damaging people, and will continue to do so unless taught how to do it properly. Often people are just really passionate about entering the tattoo industry and most artists are really guarded with their tattoo knowledge as they do not want to create their own competition, which is understandable.

This industry is riddled with people who do not know what they are doing, including many so called ‘professional’ shops, and we are trying to put pressure on those outfits that bring disrepute to our industry by providing access to professional help. If you do not know what you are doing and are tattooing anyhow. STOP NOW!!!!!

Some people have asked why the course costs what it does. I basically put my life on hold to conduct the courses, including turning away all my tattoo appointments, (which can generate substantially more than the course cost) and not tending to my other businesses, and I'm often hundreds of kilometers away from my home for the duration of the course. (I live in dbn) Also the initial price of the course is really easily recuperated when you are earning in one of the worlds highest profit margin industries.

Sean D. Stevens
Owner

Skintrade Concepts

 
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