What is included in tuition? A tattoo kit including everything you will need to get started. Power box, machine, needles, tubes, etc. Tuition also includes a permanent Florida Tattoo license and BBP certification. Lodging not included.
What is taught in the Tattoo Fundamentals course?
The 1-week and the 2-week courses cover and include the same info but the big difference is practice.
You will perform approximately 3 tattoos in the 1-week course, and approximately 8 tattoos in the 2-week course.
Lectures include: Blood-borne pathogen safety & certification, universal precautions, uses of all needle configurations, inks, tubes. Machine building, tuning and power sources. Efficient stencil placement. How to line effectively, power lining, how to shade and blend colors properly. Color theory & contrast for effect. Black and gray shading. What to do for problem healing, where not to tattoo, flash, marketing, pricing and TLC business philosophy & overview. All the SECRETS no one wants YOU to know!
Will I be working on live people? Yes, you will be performing tattoos on our student models. We believe in the "hands-on" approach and do not believe that you can learn tattooing any other way. We are supportive, fun and nurturing!
What's the difference between the 1-week course and the 2-week course? PRACTICE. The more you do, the easier this gets. If you are a super self-starter and on a strict budget, the 1-week course will be fine for you. All the fundamentals are taught within week 1. The 2-week course includes an extra week of practicing on our live models under the guidance of us. It's a confidence builder if that is what you are looking for.
What are the requirements to enroll? A steady hand and an open heart. You need to be drug-free. Due to the serious nature of tattooing we are very, very strict about this.
What about lodging?
We do not include lodging with tuition but here are some suggestions:
Airbnb.com is a world-wide and very popular website for finding quaint homes to temporarily live at in ALL range of prices and styles. We highly recommend this.
Couchsurfing.com is an app whereby people share their home to strangers for FREE. It's sort of a young, social scene. I have known students to have success here but please do your homework.
Do you accept financial aid? No, sorry, we do not. You must be paid in full 5 days before your class begins.
Who are we? To learn about our origin, philosophy and mission, read Lisa's book "IN LIVING INK" (by Elisa Fasulo ~ Available on Amazon.com). There is so much to talk about that Lisa had to write her memoir about her pioneering the tattoo school movement, her tattoo reality TV show, best and worst students, etc. I think you'll enjoy it!
Available on Amazon.com
The Tattoo Learning Center
2506 Second Street, Suite 207-208, Fort Myers, Florida