Higher Education School
in Artistic Tattoo

directed by
Alex De Pase
tatuaggi@accademiatiepolo.it

The Tattoo Master course at the Tiepolo Academy of Fine Arts, under the direction of the tattoo master Alex De Pase, was developed as a result of the current need to combine a growing demand for skillfully created tattoos with the necessity to train appropriate professional figures who are prepared to meet the above ever-increasing demand.

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 The tattoo world has been undergoing major changes over the last 8-10 years, and still now it is experiencing substantial changes which are altering the mass cultural perception of this practice. 10 years ago, tattooing was still considered a practice related to places of ill repute and reserved only to a few people; it was often discriminated and viewed negatively by the cultural élite of many countries, both in the old and the new world. However, tattooing has now become a matter of custom, fashion, and a luxury item to aspire to. Amongst connoisseurs, there is now a specific trend of tattoo collectors, who go looking for specific tattoo artists and who are willing to wait long waiting lists and travel across the world just to get one of their tattoos on their skin.

In 2016, tattooing was included in the ISTAT basket and Italy emerged as one of the European countries where it was most popular and widely practised.

So many people, especially the young, aspire to be tattooed; to remember a particular name or a phrase; to preserve the portrait of a loved one over time; to mark on their skin a particular moment in their lives; or just to emulate the original Polynesian and aboriginal cultures that started this practice many centuries ago.

And like in any market where there is demand, the supply has begun to increase in such a predominant way: in the last 5 years, the number of tattoo studios has almost quadrupled. However, very often the tattoo artists who work in tattoo shops do not have any solid artistic base where to start from. They are just improvisers. They may have talent and may really want to exploit it, but they cannot put it into practice because they only aim at generating business and profit, leaving out or even omitting the incessant passion that is necessary to turn their art into something exclusive.

The Tattoo Master course finds its place just in here: it is the only training model in Europe and quite likely in the whole world designed to give birth and develop professional tattoo artists. In particular, it educates people who, thanks to an appropriate preparation in various subjects, from drawing to painting, from marketing to business management, from the history of tattooing to practical laboratory techniques and tools, from foreign languages to hygiene and the foundations of dermatology, will finally acquire a thorough knowledge of this art that they will be able to properly put it into practice.

All the above subjects, among others, are taught in a coordinated and functional way, where theory is more and more supported by practice as students progress through the 3 years of the course, by matching a total of about 2,400 class hours.

Students attending the Artistic Tattoo Course run by the Tiepolo Academy will become true Tattoo Artists, highly qualified and skilled figures who are able to find excellent positions in the current tattoo market.

Thanks to the training and hard work over the 3 years of the course, the future tattoo artists will be able to identify themselves as true artists with their own style. This peculiar uniqueness will thus allow them to enter the world of tattooing with a distinguishable impact of style and quality. Their unique preparation will make them stand out from the mass of tattoo artists who are currently available, and it will open the doors of the small circle of highly skilled tattoo artists who are praised and sought after by the aforementioned collectors.

Tattoo collecting is destined to increase more and more. Attending the Tiepolo Academy will therefore enable future tattoo professionals to present themselves as true tattoo artists who, once they have found the necessary mix between technique and passion, as well as talent and acquired knowledge, cant help but to become the new stars in the sky of the modern tattoo world.

Teaching and methods and tools

Students attending the Master will be followed by top-level teachers and artists, including Alex De Pase himself. Classes will be held in laboratories and comfortable organized classrooms with latest-generation-tools (all complying with health and hygiene standards). Education will also include seminars held by the biggest names in the world of contemporary artistic tattooing.

Apprenticeship

Students will have the opportunity to frequent and do work-experiences in the most prestigious contemporary tattoo studios.

Admission requirements

No entry test is necessary for students who attended an Artistic High School or Arts Institute.  Entry tests are in place for students who attended other schools. These are intended to assess their motivation and true artistic skills in painting and drawing.

Job opportunities

immediate entry into the labour market

freelance work at the highest levels

opening of ones own studio

possibility to work as resident artists in prestigious studios all over the world

possibility to hold international seminars.

 

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Alex De Pase

With a 20 year professional career behind him, Alex De Pase is considered to be one of the greatest exponents of realistic tattooing in the world.

Thinking out and creating a tattoo requires long preparation and artistic dedication. This is a process which begins with passion and is guided by a mix of skills and empathy. Through this Master, we aim to train artists who, thanks to their own aesthetic awareness, will be able to create high quality artistic works by inscribing onto the skin unique and original images that will stand the test of time.

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Participation in the Master by world renown artists

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Joe Capobianco
joecapobianco.com

Ralf Nonnweiler
noarts-tattoo.de

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Jeff Gogue
gogueart.com

International Academic Master
in Artistic Tattoo

Study Plan:

TORO

First Year
Hr
Theoretical subjects / 250h

History of Art

40

English

45

Applied Computer Science

50

Psychology and Communication

15

Stylistic Diversification in the Tattooing

20

Applied Hygiene

20

Dermatology

10

Tattooing Techniques and Tools

20

History and Evolution of the Tattooing

10

Business management

20
Practical subjects / 400h

Artistic Anatomy – Drawing

120

Painting

80

Photography

20

Live Drawing

30

Tattooing on synthetic skin

50

Laboratory on synthetic skin

100
Apprenticeship / 100h

Apprenticeship at prestigious studios

100
Second Year
Hr
Theoretical subjects / 150h

History of Art

30

English

45

Marketing, Web marketing

20

Applied Computer Science

30

Applied Hygiene

15

Dermatology

10
Discipline pratiche / 450h

Artistic Anatomy – Drawing

160

Painting

100

Photography

20

Live Drawing

20

Tattooing on synthetic skin

50

Laboratory on synthetic skin

100
Apprenticeship / 150h

Apprenticeship at prestigious studios

100

Apprenticeship Tattooing on skin 50*

50
Third Year
Hr
Theoretical subjects / 150h

English

45

Marketing, Web marketing

25

Applied Computer Science

30
Practical subjects / 400h

Artistic Anatomy – Drawing

160

Painting

100

Photography

20

Live Drawing

20

Tattooing on synthetic skin

50
Apprenticeship / 200h

Apprenticeship at prestigious studios

100

Apprenticeship Tattooing on skin 100*

100

*The 2nd and 3rd years of the apprenticeship will coincide with some hours of Tattooing on skin.

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