Through 350 hours of theory and 150 practical hours, each artist will complete 500 combined hours; over the state requirements of 360 hours. This training will allow the artist to graduate with the necessary credentials to become a state-licensed tattoo practitioner upon successful completion of the State Board Exam. Training will be divided into two main disciplines, “Theory” and “Practical”. Theory training will consist of 210 hours of combined bookwork, video, classroom and one-on-one staff training. Practical training will consist of 150 hours of hands-on experience provided with staff guidance and overview.
Completion of these disciplines will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the tattoo industry and Oregon State laws, rules and regulations. Other subjects to be covered include history, basic art and design, tattoo equipment and supplies, safety, sanitation, sterilization, business operations and Oregon laws pertaining to the tattoo industry. Course completion will be based on state requirements in conjunction with the school’s catalog requirements and each student’s individual needs. Upon successful completion of our program, students will have built their own portfolio they can use for future employment.