Tattoo for Beginners

A course by Polilla Tattoo
Tattoo artist and digital designer. Santiago, Chile.
On Domestika since 01/14/2019
, Tattoo artist and digital designer

Learn everything necessary to start tattooing from scratch

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  • 97% Positive reviews (532)
  • 23090 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
Tattoo for Beginners

Learn everything necessary to start tattooing from scratch


  • 97% Positive reviews (532)
  • 23090 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (3h 1m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Are you curious about tattooing but do not know where to start? In this course, Florencia Landaeta, better known in the world of tattoo as Tattoo Moth, will teach you the tools, materials and techniques to get started in the art of tattooing as a professional.

You will learn to tattoo, from the assembly of the machine, work table, types of needles and hygiene, including basic techniques at the time of drawing, shading and painting on the skin, performing practices with an orange. The human anatomy will be incorporated as a canvas when it comes to illustrating and designing a tattoo and will delve into the types and styles of contemporary tattoos.

About this 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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You will meet Florencia Landaeta, better known as Tattoo Moth, who will tell you about how she started in the fascinating world of tattooing after studying design, and she will show you her main personal references, from designers to tattoo artists that inspire her every day.

You will review the history of the tattoo and learn how it began, the different types, styles and their evolution to this day.

Florencia will teach you how to assemble your first basic or professional kit to start tattooing. Thus, you will know in detail all the materials you need: what machines are there, the types of tools, needles and elements and essential information for tattooing, as well as giving you some personal recommendations based on your experience.

You will learn about the different types of skin and the anatomical considerations that you must have to adapt the design to the area of the body. Next, you will see the exact steps to create the design, prepare it to apply it to the skin and, of course, assemble and sterilize your table before tattooing to avoid cross contamination.

You will transfer the design to the surface to learn the techniques of delineation, filling, pointillism in different ways and shading techniques considering materials, voltage and wrist movements to achieve the results you are looking for.

You will see how to disassemble the table correctly, following maintenance and hygiene guidelines and, finally, you will learn several recommendations to advise your client before and after getting a tattoo.

What is this course's project?

You will make a tattoo on an orange, which will allow you to approach directly to how you would do with real skin, to start your own path in the world of tattooing.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To all people interested in getting started in the art of tattooing and learn the techniques and basic fundamentals of this trade.

What you need

No prior knowledge is necessary. What materials do you need? As it is your first time in the art of tattooing, you will need several types of tools and materials such as: absorbent paper, glycerin soap, water spray, vinyl gloves, adhesive tape, paper film , petroleum jelly, tattoos paper, Transfer cream or Stencil Stuff , tattoo or ink, elastic, tattoo machine, line and filling needles, clipcord or connection cable, source of power for the machine and grip disposable or steel.


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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 by profession. He specializes in black tattoos and pointillism and has more than 5 years of experience in this art. Her constant search for her own graphic style has led her to focus her work on illustration, botany, caricature and, above all, on the creation of characters and stories in the skin. Currently he works in his own studio.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • 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. Santiago, Chile.
On Domestika since 01/14/2019
  • 97% Positive reviews (532)
  • 23090 students