Learn everything necessary to start tattooing from scratch
Are you curious about tattooing but do not know where to start? In this course, Florencia Landaeta, better known in the world of tattoo as Tattoo Moth, will teach you the tools, materials and techniques to get started in the art of tattooing as a professional.
You will learn to tattoo, from the assembly of the machine, work table, types of needles and hygiene, including basic techniques at the time of drawing, shading and painting on the skin, performing practices with an orange. The human anatomy will be incorporated as a canvas when it comes to illustrating and designing a tattoo and will delve into the types and styles of contemporary tattoos.
You will meet Florencia Landaeta, better known as Tattoo Moth, who will tell you about how she started in the fascinating world of tattooing after studying design, and she will show you her main personal references, from designers to tattoo artists that inspire her every day.
You will review the history of the tattoo and learn how it began, the different types, styles and their evolution to this day.
Florencia will teach you how to assemble your first basic or professional kit to start tattooing. Thus, you will know in detail all the materials you need: what machines are there, the types of tools, needles and elements and essential information for tattooing, as well as giving you some personal recommendations based on your experience.
You will learn about the different types of skin and the anatomical considerations that you must have to adapt the design to the area of the body. Next, you will see the exact steps to create the design, prepare it to apply it to the skin and, of course, assemble and sterilize your table before tattooing to avoid cross contamination.
You will transfer the design to the surface to learn the techniques of delineation, filling, pointillism in different ways and shading techniques considering materials, voltage and wrist movements to achieve the results you are looking for.
You will see how to disassemble the table correctly, following maintenance and hygiene guidelines and, finally, you will learn several recommendations to advise your client before and after getting a tattoo.
What is this course’s project?
You will make a tattoo on an orange, which will allow you to approach directly to how you would do with real skin, to start your own path in the world of tattooing.
Who is it for?
To all people interested in getting started in the art of tattooing and learn the techniques and basic fundamentals of this trade.
What you need
No prior knowledge is necessary. What materials do you need? As it is your first time in the art of tattooing, you will need several types of tools and materials such as: absorbent paper, glycerin soap, water spray, vinyl gloves, adhesive tape, paper film , petroleum jelly, tattoos paper, Transfer cream or Stencil Stuff , tattoo or ink, elastic, tattoo machine, line and filling needles, clipcord or connection cable, source of power for the machine and grip disposable or steel.