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Ink your art out

Hone your creative bent into a profession at these tattoo design institutes that teach you to ink in a hygienic way.

entertainment Updated: Jul 25, 2011 01:10 IST

Hone your creative bent into a profession at these tattoo design institutes that teach you to ink in a hygienic way

KDz Tattooz
The methodology followed here is called LWP — Learn the basics and Watch the Practice. The students are first briefed and then they practice on artificial skin. The institute has a first-of-its-kind tattoo library. The training includes tips and content written by renowned tattoo artists such as Nick Hurtado. The course is divided into six lessons.
Where: H-75, Main Market, Rajouri Garden
Tel: 9899229854
Cost: Rs 59,500

Indelible Tattooz
For them, the art of tattoo cannot be taught — they call it an evolution. The training includes handling of machine, placing of the needle, and knowledge about skin types and skin tones. The learning process also includes students assisting the tattoo master. Handling of the equipment is given utmost importance here. The students can also visit the studio after the conclusion of their training and they can assist the trainers and practice the art form.
Where: Shop No. 145-A, Taimoor Nagar, New Friends Colony
Tel: 9871594396
Cost: Rs 75,000

MJs Tattoo
Different classes are conducted here for tattoos on different body parts. The students are also provided with a tattoo making kit and a pamphlet of tattoo designs. The students are first taught the basics of tattoo designing. They assist the tattoo artists while they are on work. They then rehearse the art on fake skin or a ball. The trainers here assure that once the course is done, the students are ready to take on tattoo making as a profession.
Where: 3A, Chodhary Balbeer Singh Complex first floor, Main Jwala Heri Market, Paschim Vihar
Tel: 9711440088
Cost: Rs 40,000

G-Town Ink
Tattoo making is taught as an art form here. The students are first asked to paint and sketch on the canvas and paper. Once their hand is set, they are then trained on dummy skin. The process is controlled and the students work under the guidance of the trainers. The institute has three artists and one trainer. Design forms such as gothic, tribal, floral among others are taught here. The course can also be conducted in groups.
Where: M1/2, DLF PH-2, DLF Gurgaon
Tel: 981000513
Cost: Rs 2.5 lakh

Tattoo Kraft
Trained by Jerry — the owner and top artist at the studio — students from this institute have opened their own tattoo institutes in Delhi, Punjab and Jammu. The USP of their classes is that the training is free of cost. However, the master judicially selects his students. Along with practical training, the students are also briefed about Psychometrics, so that the artist does not repeat a tattoo design. Only one student is trained at a time here.
Where: J - 131 Vikas Puri
Tel: 9891873797
Cost: Free

Why tattoo?
How much can you earn?
About Rs1.25 lakh a month.

What would you be called?
A tattoo designer.

What all can you do?
Open a studio or work in the training institute itself.

What are the other benefits?
Some classes also offer complimentary classes in body piercing and nail art.