Why Tattoo TrainingMatters

The United States is home to slightly more than 30,000 traditional tattoo artists. We use the term “traditional” to indicate that they may not offer or give camouflage or paramedical tattoos. If you believe this statistic to be absurdly low, try searching for information on the number of paramedical tattoo artists in existence. It is possible that you will find nothing, as it does not exist.

Becoming a Skilled, In-Demand Camouflage Tattoo Artist

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  • You must have above-average critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • You will be on a continuous learning journey and will therefore need to learn how to acquire knowledge, which, speaking from my own personal experiences, was not a simple feat in this particular sector of the tattoo industry; (more to come on that topic)
  • You will frequently work with customers who have never had a paramedical tattoo or a tattoo in general, therefore you will need to establish an appropriate bedside manner
  • Communication skills; if you cannot confidently describe the process of what your client should expect during and after as well as answer their questions, they will be less likely to trust you
  • Superior customer service and results; if you want your customers to refer you to others, this is also known as word-of-mouth marketing word of mouth marketing.

Now that you have a general idea of the combination of skills that you will either need to come into training with and build upon or acquire to become the sought-after paramedical tattoo or camouflage tattoo artist that you aspire to be – You will be able to select a training program that will help you achieve your goals.

Now let’s examine some of the qualities you should seek in a tattoo training school and instructor.
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What is Paramedical Tattooing?

You don’t have to have an interest in tattooing stellar scenes of love, life, dragons, and galaxies onto someone’s chest day in and day out to want to become a tattoo artist. There are other ways that you can transform people’s lives through the art of tattooing.

Paramedical tattooing is a form of body art that is used to improve the appearance of scars, skin discoloration, and other imperfections. The tattoo artist uses special inks and needles to create a design that blends with the surrounding skin.

In many cases, paramedical tattooing also known as permanent scar camouflage tattoo can be an effective way to hide flaws and restore confidence. This is especially the case when it comes to stretch marks after pregnancy, rapid weight loss or weight gain, scars because of surgery or a traumatic experience.

Paramedical tattooing is a relatively new field. However, if you are considering paramedical tattooing, it is important to consult with a qualified professional to ensure the best possible results.

Best Paramedical Tattoo Training

Working with a qualified tattoo trainer is the best way to ensure you’re well-trained to offer the best paramedical tattooing services, results, and overall experience to your clients. What can you expect from paramedical tattoo training, though?

The correct paramedical tattoo training course will help you begin to develop the difficult but crucial abilities outlined in the third paragraph of this article. To be successful in the field of paramedical tattooing, you will need all these talents in addition to improving your technique to create tattoos that transform the lives of your customers.

When you complete the appropriate tattoo training course, you will use your talents to camouflage skin imperfections. This consists of scarring and vitiligo. In certain circumstances, we will use these tattoos to help create nipple-areola complexes or nipple tattoos for breast cancer patients who have undergone mastectomies.

The best camouflage tattoo training programs, in conjunction with a knowledgeable instructor, will therefore cover a wide range of topics, such as anatomy, sterilization, hygiene, color theory, tattoo machine operation, customer service, bedside manner, and communication skills, with an emphasis on tattooing for medical purposes.

Here are a few of the techniques that your school should offer:

  • Brazilian camouflage tattoo training
  • Corrective micro-pigmentation training
  • Cosmetic tattoo training
  • Hair tattoo training also known as scalp micro pigmentation
  • Inkless stretch mark removal training

The idea is that once you have completed the course, you will be able to work confidently and think critically as a paramedical tattoo artist whether you are in a medical setting or in your very own private studio.

Paramedical Tattoo Training vs. Tattooing Experience

Before we start talking about the various teaching methods you should expect from the person who is teaching or training your camouflage tattoo training course. let’s address one question. Do you really need to attend a course? Or is experience a better teacher?

Before we start talking about the various teaching methods you should expect from the person who is teaching or training your camouflage tattoo training course. let’s address one question. Do you really need to attend a course? Or is experience a better teacher?

We won’t argue that years of experience are worth gold. Years of training and development with the world’s largest healthcare company in combination with years of working in direct patient health care have equipped our team with the know-how needed to truly be successful when it comes to developing our very own camouflage tattoo techniques and to succeed at paramedical tattooing. However, it all starts with a great foundation.

This is what tattoo training courses provide you with. Tattooing experience alone is not sufficient to be a paramedical tattooist.

When it comes down to it, paramedical tattooists play an important role in the lives of many people who have experienced physical trauma. This requires both classroom and hands-on experience.


Why Your Tattoo Trainer Matters


Does this mean you should learn from everyone who appears in a Google search for “tattoo training near me?”

Not exactly, and our team members can speak from firsthand experience!

Who you learn from, how they instruct you while you’re in the classroom, and how they treat you once you’ve left the classroom are extremely important!

Your camouflage tattoo trainer should have knowledge in multiple industries. It is recommended to select a trainer with a healthcare background if you intend to pursue paramedical tattooing.

Your trainer should also be equipped with the necessary teaching strategies and skills to effectively instruct you.

However, this does not imply that your tattoo training classes should focus solely on your instructor. The reverse should be true. An excellent tattoo training course should center on the student, not the instructor. In this case, you’ll want to look for someone who is certified as a master trainer.

What is a Master Trainer?

A Master Trainer credential is earned by experts with a demonstrated track record in the field of training and development, specifically in educating adults. These trainers have years of expertise and have undergone rigorous panel and peer evaluations in the training development industry. Because they have a deep-rooted fundamental grasp of what it takes to teach adults, they are qualified specialists in producing content and delivering training across all sectors.

In this context, it’s extremely helpful in ensuring your trainer understands adult learning theories and principles. As a Master Trainer, they’re prepared to help offer you adult learning based on those tactics.
Should you learn from a Master Trainer? If you want to truly get the most out of your investment in a tattoo training course, yes. This is because they understand the types of techniques needed to ensure you learn and retain information correctly.

For example, did you know that within a day or two of attending class, students will have forgotten approximately 75% of what was taught? This Forgetting Curve can be countered with proper teaching techniques.

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Tattoo Artist Training Techniques

There are a variety of techniques that artists use to hone their skills. The most successful artists are those who are able to master a variety of them. However, these techniques are rooted in the teachings they receive during their tattoo artist training.

Flipped Classroom

A flipped classroom is a type of learning where students watch lectures at home and do interactive activities in class. This gives students a space to apply what they’ve learned on their own.
This type of learning has become popular in recent years in areas such as medical education because it can be more effective than traditional lectures. In a traditional lecture, students often forget what they learned by the time they get to the interactive part of the class (remember the Forgetting Curve). However, in a flipped classroom, they’re more likely to remember what they learned. This makes them more likely to understand how to apply it.

As part of your tattoo artist training at Illusions by Ink Studio, we use the flipped classroom technique to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your in- person class time with our instructors.


Microlearning is an instructional strategy and learning theory focused on delivering content in short, specific, and targeted bursts. The theory behind microlearning is that by breaking down information into manageable pieces, you’re able to retain the material a lot easier.

In addition, microlearning can be an effective way to reach learners who have different learning styles or who are short on time. This makes it an especially great option for adult learners who are learning while working full-time or caring for children.
Microlearning can take many different forms. However, every type of microlearning delivers targeted content in an engaging way. Whether delivered through video, audio, text, or interactive elements, microlearning is an effective way to help learners absorb and retain new information.

Here are just a few of the benefits of our microlearning techniques for students who participate in our tattoo training courses.

Contextual Learning

Microlearning as part of tattoo training helps our learners focus on a single task or concept at a time. This deepens their understanding and retention of that task or concept. Because microlearning modules are usually very short, this makes them easier and less intimidating for you to complete. We do this because we understand you’re busy. However, we do it because it’s effective.

You complete modules on your own time and then enjoy the hands-on, in-class experience. Combined, these advantages make microlearning an ideal solution for contextual learning.

By providing you with a flexible, convenient way to focus deeply on a single task or concept at a time, microlearning allows you to build up a rich understanding of that task or concept within its real-world context.

And that contextual understanding is essential for success in today’s ever-changing world of paramedical tattooing.

Spacing and Testing

The nature of microlearning provides the space for students to engage in something called spaced learning.

Spaced learning is an educational technique that involves spreading out the time between periods of study. The goal of spaced learning is to improve long- term retention. Basically, you’re giving the brain time to process and consolidate information. This is probably different than how you learned in school as a kid, right? Traditional education typically relies on mass learning as do most all of the tattoo training schools. This involves packed schedules and long study sessions. However, research has shown that spaced learning is a more effective way to learn. One advantage of spaced learning is that it allows students to have regular breaks, which can help improve focus and concentration. Additionally, spaced learning gives students time to reflect on what they have learned. This way, you can identify any gaps in your understanding. Ultimately, this is the goal! We believe in teaching you in ways that help you not only learn the best techniques in the industry but also be able to retain them.

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The techniques you’ll learn ultimately depend on your current level of training. For our paramedical tattoo training courses, we offer two main options.

Beginner Camouflage Tattoo Training

Our Beginner Tattoo Camouflage Training is a, well, beginner course. It’s an introduction to the basics. This makes it ideal for anyone who wants to get into the permanent makeup industry.

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of how to understand skin color matching. You will use this base to learn and practice applying stretch mark and camouflage tattoos.

However, you will walk away from the course with a good understanding of what other kinds of medical tattoos you are able to do as well. You’ll also walk away with the confidence and knowledge you need to start offering these services to clients.

Advanced Camouflage Tattoo Training?

Our Advanced Tattoo Camouflage Training is designed for those who already work in paramedical tattooing or permanent makeup. If you have experience in working with compromised or scarred skin, then this course is for you.

In this course, we’ll provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work on more advanced stretch marks, scars, and various other skin conditions.

Student Testimonials

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I have been lucky enough to have been able to work with and experience Elena’s faciliation skills many times over the last few years. She has the ability to engage people in both large and small groups, and I’ve been amazed at her ability to connect with learners and to keep them on task. She has a wonderful way with people and a highly developed understanding of interpersonal relationships, all of which allow her to create great outcomes. I would highly recommend Elena’s faciliationservices.


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Elena, fearless is the best way to describe you! You possess the ultimate “Can Do” attitude while taking on all of the many challenges that you’ve been tasked with completing. From providing coaching and guidance to our off-shore trainers as we rolled out the OPCC Project, championing new technology to deliver virtual training to those same partners and stepping out of your comfort zone to facilitate training for a different line of business, you never shy away from a challenge. Your positive attitude and upbeat personality enable you take on the additional work with the highest level of professionalism and flexibility.


What a great experience! I highly recommend. Elena is meticulous and professional! I have struggled with a car acciedent scar on my face and she did an amazing job. The results take time so be patient and you winn lot be disappointed!! She knows what she is doing and makes you feel at ease.


As far as training Maria, I think you do a fabulous job of explain things what the job entails. You are patient and very thorough in explaining the content. I enjoyed the presentation slides and your technique in connecting real life scenarios to our job. You keep us engaged with the exercise questions and offer the opportunity to go into detail with other possible situations that may arise. Your training is very structured and visually pleasing. One very immportant thing that you have down packed is being able to take charge of the class and redirect to content. I’ve had training by big companies facilitators (Humana) and you blow them out of the water. From the professionalism to your content that you are presenting. 10/10 hands down!


I was devastated by scars left on my face from necrosis that developed after a facelift. I tried SO many treatments prior to going to Illusions by Ink! I was very nervous about tattoing my face and it was also a very emotional issue. Elena put me at ease explaining how it works and offering to do a small trial area. Once I understood the process I was much more comfortable, and the results are amazing!! Most people would never notice the scars without me pointing them out. I went to a dermatologist who was really impressed as well. I can’t give enough stars!! How do you even rate it when someone gives you your self-confidenct back?? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Elena… She’ll give you an honest opinion of what can (and can’t) be accomplished and it may just change your life.

Patti Dyess

Start your Tattoo Training with Illusions by Ink Studio

We have mastered the art of training through years of training and development experience. This includes over 10,0000 hours in the classroom training and developing new talent across the globe.

Through our multi-industry expertise in health care, as well as training and development, and permanent cosmetics. We have not only perfected paramedical tattooing procedures, but also the art of making our courses learner-centered. The outcome? The most comprehensive tattoo training school you will ever attend.

Click here to book an exploratory call today to talk about your tattooing goals and how our tattoo training can help you achieve them.