Tattoo school for tattoo courses
The Australian Tattoo Academy is Australia’s only tattooing school and fortunately for us it is located in Mornington, however if you live in another state of Australia they also run courses in Brisbane, Sydney and Hobart. If your good at drawing and are interested in getting into the tattooing industry then you should definitely check it out. However it is important to remember that if you can’t draw it with a pencil, chances are you’re not going to be able to tattoo it. So if like me you are fairly uncoordinated when it comes to putting pen to paper then perhaps its best to just stay on the receiving end of the needle.
The academy runs 10 day courses run over a period of 10 weeks, so you take one class per week for the duration.
Classes are run either during the day or at night and you need to attend all 10 classes to successfully complete the course. the course teaches things such as the history of tattooing, health and safety, drawing techniques, sterilization procedures, as well as how to use and assemble the relevant machinery. The course begins teaching you how to use the machinery by tattooing oranges to get a feel for the equipment before moving on to skins and then in the final class doing a moderate sized tattoo on a willing volunteer.
The teaching staff at the academy are all experienced tattooists and people from the tattooing industry and have extensive contacts within the industry. While the course won’t give you everything you need to become an experienced tattooist, experience being very important here, it will give you a beginning and a starting point for getting into the industry, it also comes highly recommended by those who have taken the course.
The Australian Tattoo Academies website is: http://www.australiantattooacademy.com.au
email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call on: 0466 903 362