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Art, Design and Fashion

Tattoo Skills Introduction

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts on 25 September and will run for 8 weeks every Wednesday between 6.00pm and 8.30pm (term-time only).

Entry requirements

You must have a keen interest in developing your artistic skills within the tattooing industry. This course is suitable for anyone 16 or above, although all learners must pay the full course fee.

You will achieve

There is no qualification with this course.

Course overview

If you want to know more about becoming a tattoo artist, our Tattoo Skills Introduction course is the perfect way to explore the creative and expressive world of tattooing.

This programme will introduce you to the skills needed to develop a portfolio for personal and professional use. You will gain knowledge necessary to help you apply for apprenticeships within the tattooing industry, and you can continue your studies through the Tattoo Skills Advanced course, starting in January 2025.

Course content

The course will focus on illustration and drawing skills required for professional tattooing. Sessions will cover the history and skills of the tattooing industry and help guide your personal vision and development. Through this development you will be able to apply your ideas for tattoos and build your own skills. All materials are provided as part of the programme. The course explores traditional and contemporary design ideas drawing from Japanese and Western influences.

All work is practical, with the requirement for some home learning to help develop your skills.

All equipment will be provided.

On completion you can study the Advanced class, starting in January, and continue to develop your skills for apprenticeships in the Tattoo industry.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £180. There is no funding available for this course so all learners must pay this fee.

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tattoo Skills Introduction

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