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Tattoo for Beginners

A course by Polilla Tattoo
Tattoo Artist and Digital Designer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined January 2019
, Tattoo Artist and Digital Designer

Learn everything you need to start tattooing from scratch

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (2.7K)
  • 91448 students

Learn everything you need to start tattooing from scratch

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (2.7K)
  • 91448 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 1m)
  • 14 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Curious about tattooing but not sure where to start? In this course, Florencia Landaeta, better known in the tattoo world as Polilla Tattoo, shares the tools, materials, and techniques you need to get started as a professional tattoo artist.

Learn everything about tattooing, from the assembly of the machine and table to types of needles and hygiene, as well as basic techniques for drawing, shading, and coloring on skin. Then practice it all using an orange! Discover the human body as your canvas when designing and illustrating tattoos, carefully considering its anatomy, and get ready to explore different types and styles of contemporary tattoos.

Featured review

gabbygoyette24 14.10.2020 at 19:29

excellent course, she explains very well and is super relatable. She is interesting to listen to and has many good tips and tricks for tattoooing.

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What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Beginning to tattoo, history, styles, materials and advice
  • U3
    U3. Preparation of the design and tattoo table
  • U4
    U4. Beginning to tattoo, techniques, filling and lines
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Florencia Landaeta, better known as Polilla Tattoo. She tells you about how she started out in the fascinating world of tattooing after studying design and shares her main personal references, from designers to tattoo artists that continue to inspire her every day.

Go on a journey through the history of tattooing, learning how it began and how the different styles have changed over time.

Florencia teaches you how to assemble your first basic or professional tattoo kit and get to work. Examine all the materials you need in detail, such as what machines are available, the different tools, needles, and other items, as well as the must-knows. She also gives some personal recommendations based on her experience.

Learn about the different types of skin and the anatomical considerations for adapting designs to particular areas of the body. Then, take a look at the specific steps to follow when creating a design, preparing it for the skin, and of course, how to assemble and sterilize the table beforehand to avoid infection.

The next step is transferring your design to the surface of the skin by practicing different techniques for outlining, filling, pointillism, and shading and taking into consideration materials, voltage, and wrist movements to achieve the desired results.

Wrap up the course seeing how to correctly disassemble the table following maintenance and hygiene guidelines. Florencia also gives some final tips on advising your client both before and after getting their tattoo.

What is this course's project?

Tattoo an orange as a simulation of the real thing and begin your journey as a tattoo artist.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in getting started in the art of tattooing and learning the fundamental tricks of the trade.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is necessary for this course.

As you’re just getting started you need a range of tools and materials such as kitchen towels, glycerin soap, a spray bottle for water, vinyl gloves, adhesive tape, cling film, petroleum jelly, tattoo paper, Transfer cream or Stencil Stuff, India or tattoo ink, elastic bands, a tattoo machine, line and filling needles, a clip cord or connection cable, a power source for the machine, and a disposable or steel grip.


91448 Students
2707 Reviews
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Polilla Tattoo

A course by Polilla Tattoo

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Tattoo Artist and Digital Designer

Digital designer and tattoo artist Florencia Landaeta specializes in black tattoos and pointillism and has more than five years' experience in this art form. Her constant search for a signature graphic style has led her to focus her work on illustration, botany, caricature, and above all, the creation of characters and stories on the skin. She currently works from her own studio.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Beginning to tattoo, history, styles, materials and advice

    • History of the tattoo, types, styles and their evolution
    • How to assemble your first basic or professional kit
    • Materials (part 1)
    • Materials (part 2)
  • U3

    Preparation of the design and tattoo table

    • Skin types and anatomical considerations before tattooing
    • Creation of the design (part 1)
    • Creation of the design (part 2)
    • Table preparation and hygiene
  • U4

    Beginning to tattoo, techniques, filling and lines

    • Outlined (part 1)
    • Outlined (part 2)
    • Filling
    • Pointillism and dotwork shading techniques
    • How to dismantle the table and recommendations for care
  • FP

    Final project

    • Tattoo for Beginners

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Tattoo for Beginners

A course by Polilla Tattoo
Tattoo Artist and Digital Designer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined January 2019
  • 98% positive reviews (2.7K)
  • 91448 students