Fake skin is the best way to practice your tattooing skills without ruining friendships over a smudge or a spelling mistake…
Here are some fun fake skin products for you to train on. You’ll find of course the traditional fake limbs such as hands and feet, but also some funny-shaped dummies to use as decor in your studio or to display your technique!
Enjoy your practice!
This fake arm is probably the most realistic product available on the market. It is very detailed (you can even see some veins) and comes in four skin tones. Its elasticity and texture truly resembles real skin and makes it the perfect tool to practice your art on. You can train on the forearm as well as on the hand and wrist for more complex pieces.
Training on 3D pieces such as this arm brings you closer to the real experience of tattooing someone (without any risks associated!).
Are your friends ticklish? With this fake foot dummy you can train easily without being kicked in the face. You can choose your favorite side with this life-sized fake foot. It comes with the ankle and a small portion of the lower leg in order to get the full picture. The foot is quite detailed and allows you to fully grasp the contour and the subtleties of tattooing a real foot. It is a very durable product on which you can train multiple times.
These tattooable canvases come in four skin tones for you to train and experiment. The different skin tones help you to see how colors react on a variety of skins. Of course, it is far from complete but it helps to have an idea before starting on a real skin.
Contrary to fake skin sheets, this canvas offers a thickness and resistance comparable to real skin. You can then display this piece of art on the wall to show the different colors according to your clients’ skin tones.
Creepy? Well, it only depends on your tattooing artistry. This doll is perfect to improve your technique on smaller areas. You can apply these skills to tattoo some more delicate parts of the body such as knuckles, ears, face, etc.
And let’s be honest, what a cute figure to be displayed in your tattoo studio to showcase your skills!
Tattooing a legendary tattoo artist? Your dream can come true with this replica of Jesse Smith’s head. The mini version can be used as an experiment to check what Jesse would look like with some tattoos on his face and skull. How do you imagine him? It’s up to you to decorate his head with your own style.
Also, all fun apart, you can train your tattoo skills on the most visible part of the human body. Your clients will appreciate it if you trained a little on someone else’s head before getting on theirs!
When summer is approaching, it’s the opportunity to expose all your most hidden tattoos on the beach. Chest tattoos are an amazing addition to any bikini, but they need to be very carefully executed. What better way than to train on fake skin before? We love this plain model that can be also used to train on nipple reconstruction techniques.
This hand has some real Family Addams vibes. Ever wondered what “The Thing” would look like with some tattoos? Now you can give it a go and train on every knuckle. It is a fun piece to display in your space to showcase your imagination and technique.
The Skull, a classic that you’ll find in every tattoo studio. But a fully tattooed skull on the shelves? If you are already an advanced tattoo artist you can treat this skull as a true masterpiece to show your skills. And if you are a beginner, the skull will always look sick no matter what.
The white color doesn’t resemble any skin tone but it can brighten up any color of your palette for a more artistic result.
If your legs are already full of your own tattoo trials, and your friends don’t want you to train on them anymore, get a Guinea Pig! Probably one of the most ironic and fun fake skin dummies there is. Please give this naked Guinea Pig its dignity and fill it with the best tattoos. His cute little face will conquer any heart.
Last but not least: the fake skin sheets. These are the cheapest option for you to train on before things start to get real. These sheets are double sided and come in packs of 30 pieces (8×6 inches). Plenty of training opportunities. Of course, contrary to the 3D options, these flat sheets don’t resemble the real experience of tattooing on the limbs. But you always gotta start somewhere!
Fake skin is the best way to train your tattooing techniques. The 3D limbs are the most realistic ways to train but you can also have fun and use the fake skin tattooable dummies to display your art in your tattoo studio. If you are a real beginner or if you are experimenting with new techniques, the fake skin sheets would probably the best option.