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Best Tattoo Artist courses - A Review of the best online courses in Sept. 2020

In-person workshop on becoming a Tattoo Artist cost anywhere from 1000$ to 5000$.

Online courses are much cheaper, with prices ranging from 20$ to 3000$. Given the current global pandemic, many people are turning to them since the scheduling is completly flexible.

To help you choose the ideal course for you, we've compiled a list that compiles the best online courses on how to Become a Tattoo Artist available in September 2020.

Keep in mind the best course is the one within your budget and best covers your needs.

Tattoo University

Price

3000$ for the full course (individual modules are available for sale)

Instructor

Daniel Silva

About the course

This course will take you form complete beginner to an intermediate level in 50 high quality classes with several examples.

It was pur together by one of the world's most famous tattoo artists of 2020.

Not only his work is astonishing, his follower base has surpassed 1M fans.

Positive points

- Great course structure and is the only course that teaches photography and social media presence

- The video and sound quality is great

Negative points

- Leaves out several important elements, such as the business part, tattoo healing or tips to run a tattoo shop

- It's the most expensive course available online

Who is this course for?

Those who have a budget that allows it and want to invest in their tattooing their career by learning with the best

Cost–benefit evaluation

8.5 out of 10

Tattooing 101

Price

397$ for lifetime access or $49 per month for 12 months (588$ per year and you can cancel at any time)

Instructor

Jay Haussman

About the course

This course is one of the most complete on the internet and it will take you from complete beginner to an intermediate level in 38 modules. Before you even get to tattooing, you'll learn about sanitation, drawing, printing stencils, setting up the station, and much more.

Besides the materials, it also gives you access to a community on Facebook where you can share your development, ask questions and make partnerships with other starting artists.

On top of that, you'll also gain access to several free education libraries and monthly live calls with Jay to go over your development as an artist and get personalized feedback. 

Positive points

- The course structure is very clear and complete - you'll know exactly what you're going to get once you see it.

- The monthly subscription model allows you to set your pace of learning and cancel once you feel you've learned enough

Negative points

- There are no samples of the classes before you join

- The range of different tatoo styles included is not very wide

Who is this course for?

Those who value mentoring and really are commited to becoming a tattoo artist

Cost–benefit evaluation

8.5 out of 10

Tattoo for Beginners

Price

19.99€ (possible discount after login)

Instructor

Sally Nassar

About the course

This is a Udemy course made for beginners to get you started with tattooing.

Sally is great teacher and frequently updates the course. It is very pratical course - she'll help you get the machine ready right away to starting putting some ink on oranges.

You'll learn how to handle the clients before, during and after the session and this is the only course that teaches you how to price your tattoos.

Positive points

- Every video is on point and easy to understand

- It's the cheapest course you can buy online and is superior to many others in terms of video quality and course structure

Negative points

- Only 1.5 hours of video content

- The audio is not perfect (you can test a sample on the Udemy website)

Who is this course for?

Those with a very reduced budget who want to start laying down some ink today

Cost–benefit evaluation

7.5 out of 10

Pollila Tattoo

Price

40$ (without discount)

Instructor

Polilla

About the course

This is a Domestika course and will get you started with tattooing. It has 3 hours of high-quality video and audio content plus additional resources.

Polilla is very charismatic and a great teacher, making the classes very engaging. 

She is well renowned in her home country of Chile and her work has over 100k fans on Instagram. For this reason, the class is tough in Spanish, and has substitles in English, Portuguese, Spanish and German.

Positive points

- High-quality video and audio and great production

- The classes are very much on point and no time is wasted

Negative points

- The course is in Spanish. If you're not a native Spanish speaker, you'll probably need subtitles.

- Doesn't approach the business elements of tattooing

Who is this course for?

Spanish speaking individuals who have a lower budget and want a high quality introduction to tattooing

Cost–benefit evaluation

7.5 out of 10

Tattoo Techniques by Csaba Mullner

Price

590€ for a 6 months subscription

Instructor

Csaba Mullner

About the course

This course has over 160 video and several other materials to take you from complete beginner to an intermediate level.

It's a great course for those who have zero tattooing experience and want to learn several styles.

It's one of the largest and most complete courses available.

Positive points

- The most detailed approach to handling tattoo material (devices, needles, inks, assembling the machine and others) and working in a tattoo shop

- Is divided into theory (of tattooing, coloring and techniques), drawing (the basics) and practice (both in realism and black & gray)

Negative points

- The subscription only lasts 6 months

- The content is more than 7 years old

Who is this course for?

Those who want to dive deep into tattooing, put in the work and start their career

Cost–benefit evaluation

7 out of 10

Master Tattoo Class

Price

29.99€ (possible discount after login)

Instructor

Kevin Aregbe

About the course

This is a Udemy course made for starters.

It's great for those who want to take their first steps in the tattoo world and those who just want to have some fun with their tattoo machine. 

Kevo focus on bringing you confidence from your drawing skills to your tattooing ability.

Positive points

- Short and economic - great to get you started, plus and you'll have lifetime access

- Goes into severla details on the techniques of Lining and Shading

Negative points

- Only 1 hour of video content, which covers only the basics of tattooing itself (not the business part of handling clients)

- The sound quality and editing skills are not great

Who is this course for?

Those who have a reduced budget and want to take their first steps into tattooing

Cost–benefit evaluation

6.5 out of 10



Disclaimer: We've included an affiliate link in the courses Tattoo for Beginners and in the Master Tattoo Class. By buying either of these courses via the link on the image, you're helping Tattoos Wizard grow and create more quality content. In spite of the affiliation, our review is as honest and unbiased as possible.

Please take into account that despite the course you choose, tattooing without a license is illegal in several states and countries and is also a disrespect to the community. We always advice getting the proper license and making an apprenticeship under an experienced Tattoo Artist's guidance before you start laying ink of anyone (you can do whatever you want with oranges though).

We've interview several popular artists, such as Lucas Martinelli, on how they started their careers. Make sure you take a look at those in case you need a few examples.

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