As of Fall 2018 Revolution Ink has officially opened the first ever tattoo school in Western Canada and are only 1 of 3 in North America. Classes are 4 weeks in length, running at various times of the year. Class space is EXTREMELY limited, with only 2 students per semester and is on a first come, first served basis. We re now offering 2 formats for training, each catering to individual’s needs and budgets.
- Option 1 – “Shadowing”. Shadowing basically means you are permitted in the studio Thurs-Sun each week, and are able to hang over artists’ shoulders, and watch/learn, as well as ask any questions about what you see, and get the answers you need. It’s very much 1 on 1 training, and is suited for anyone on a tighter budget, and/or someone who already has some tattooing knowledge. Cost of shadowing program is $2500 CDN.
- Option 2 – “Full instructional course”. The full course is in depth 1 on 1 training with head instructor and artist Dana, beginning from the ground up, and covering all the basics of tattooing. This option comes with a $500 value tattoo kit, and you will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Cost of the full course is $5000 CDN.
Class instructor is Dana, who is the owner and head tattoo artist at Revolution Ink, with 10 years working as a professional tattoo artist. Classes are extremely in depth, and cover all the basics from machine tuning and maintenance, lining, shading, color packing, stencil making & application, freehand basics, infection control & cross contamination prevention, bloodborne pathogens, work station setup and breakdown and much more.
After completing the basics mentioned above, you will also tattoo on several different mediums, including human canvases. If you have friends or volunteers you would like to bring to tattoo on, you are more than welcome. Otherwise, models/clients will be provided. Dana, your course instructor, is knowledgeable and friendly, and makes learning fun and easy to absorb. The studio is both comfortable and relaxing, making it an ideal environment for learning.
To sign up, or for more information, please contact us by email at: [email protected], or call the studio at: 604-427-1977.