Quality, Hands-on Tattoo Training
Tattoo Program (TPSC-TA2/2020)
Tattoo & Piercing School of Canada offers a 6-day grass roots tattoo program (basic fundamentals) for beginners and refreshers. To secure your slot, we require a $500 deposit, which goes towards the total cost. The deposit is non-refundable in the event of cancellation.
Special (back by popular demand)
PROMOTION ENDS DECEMBER 31ST 2020
Sign up for a class with an immediate start date or book now for a future start date and get the following prices:
If you choose to put down just the $500 deposit, the costs will be:
$1,795 + HST for the training (TPSC-TA2/2020)$ 250 + HST for the tattoo pen machine starter kit (TPSC-TPMK) – complete with everything you need for your training.
The remaining balance will be due on the first day of class.
Regular price of $2,500 + HST, starting January 01, 2021
If you choose not to purchase the starter kit from us and decide to bring your own, you will have to provide all the items that are listed below.
Purchase the $250 tattoo pen machine starter kit, as it is complete with everything you need for your training (see the list below).
1 Tattoo pen machine (Because coil guns are old school!)
Apart from the above-mentioned items, by purchasing the $250 starter kit, we also provide the following at no extra cost:
Clip cord covers
Practice Skin (2)
Please note: This starter kit is yours to keep.
You can pay the deposit through e-Transfer and credit card. If applicable, please come in person for a free orientation and we will show you around the premises.
What You Will Learn
When you enrol for our tattoo program, you will learn the following:
Health and safety issues like blood pathogens, cross-contamination, and more
Skin depths, proper needle groups, different pain zones in the body
How tattoo machines work
Learning about tattoo inks
How to make a proper line
Outlining, shadowing, and shading
Tribal and lettering
Shadowing a tattoo artist tattooing a client
Hours of practice on practice skins, including pig skins
How to set up and tear down work stations
Preparing the artwork and stencil for the client
Dealing with real-life models/clients
Importance of the waiver form
Practical - Tattooing models/clients (the last two days of the 6-day class)
Tattooing as a hobby
Tattooing as a career
Pointers and guidance on how to start your own business
We Provide You with Models
Towards the end of the program, you get to do 4 tattoos on real-life models, fully supervised, with your instructor always prepared to offer you constructive advice. We will provide you with models. However, if you prefer to bring your own models, you are welcome to do so. At the end of the program, you will be confident to do small tattoos safely.
Why Choose Us?
Our classes are held in a proper studio setting. So, you get a hands-on experience on how to go about the proper setup and tear down with experienced artists. You get to shadow at least one tattoo being performed by your instructor on a client as part of your training process. Also, you get one-on-one intensive training, as we only take 2 students at a time, 4 at the most, and you will be fully supervised, so you get full attention.
Reasons Why Students Come to Our School
Given below are the reasons why students choose us:
Why pay in US funds at a higher rate of exchange? We are in Canada!
We can be reached within 10-15 minutes from the airport, making it convenient for students who are flying in.
Why pay extra for a starter kit? You get one included with everything you need for your training, and it is yours to keep. We only use a tattoo pen machine, as it is much easier to use than a coil gun. And all you need is one tattoo pen machine, as opposed to 2 coil guns – one for outlining and one for shading. Your starter kit is contained in a metal case for your convenience.
If you bring your own kit, it could be lacking some things you need for your training and could cost you more to order these missing items. Also, there will be a waiting period for delivery, disrupting the flow of training.
We provide you with models.
You will not only learn theory but also get hands-on experience by tattooing real-life models (on the last 2 days) that we provide for you. They are our clients who volunteer to be tattooed by somebody who is learning, under full supervision and guidance of your instructor. If applicable, you can also bring your own models.
We have ongoing classes every week. Therefore, there is no set schedule. Our studio is open 7 days a week, and so is our school.
Although we recommend Tuesday to Sunday of the week for the 6-day training, we stand by our policy of accommodating students based on their availability if circumstances allow. WE WILL CREATE A SPECIAL CLASS for you, may it be on weekends or a day or two during the week. We will make sure you get the same number of hours of training, as you would if you took the regular class of Tuesday to Sunday.
Our classes are held in an actual studio environment. This will help you see how a studio operates, and you will get to shadow your instructor at least once when he tattoos a client as part of the training process.
We keep our classes small. We are comfortable with 2 students per class, but no more than 4, for one-on-one training.
You get to do at least 4 small tattoos.
You will get one free tattoo for yourself, a friend, or a relative.
You will get pointers and guidance on how to start your own business.
At the end of your 6-day training, you will receive a proof of training documentation and a letter of confirmation.
You will learn how to be Board of Health friendly; we give you pointers and guidance on the following:
Board of Health rules and regulations
How to set up and tear down work stations
The classes will be held in our studio in Kennedy Square mall. We are open during mall hours. Our timing is flexible and we can accommodate you based on your schedule and availability. We stand by our policy of accommodating students based on their availability and schedule if circumstances allow. And we have free parking too!
Our Advice to You
Practice, practice, and practice! It is easy to blame the school for botched-up jobs. So, our advice to you is not to take on bigger jobs until you reach a certain comfort and confidence level. We show you the basics and grass roots in tattooing. So, please apply this knowledge properly.