Higher Education School
in Artistic Tattoo

directed by
Alex De Pase
tatuaggi@accademiatiepolo.it

The “Tattoo Master” course of the Tiepolo Academy of Fine Arts, under the direction of the tattoo master Alex De Pase, originates from the need to combine a growing tattoo demand skillfully made with the need to train appropriate professional figures that are prepared to meet this ever-increasing market share.

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The tattoo world has been undergoing major changes in the last 8-10 years and is still undergoing substantial changes that are making the mass cultural perception of this practice change. 10 years ago the tattooing was still considered a practice related to bad places and reserved only for a few people; it was often discriminated and seen badly by the cultural élite of the countries of both the old and the new world. However the tattooing has now become a matter of custom, a fashion, a luxury item to aspire to. Among the connoisseurs there is a range of collectors who go looking for this or that tattoo artist and are willing to wait for a long time and to fly from continent to continent just to get one of their works of art on their skin.

In 2016 the tattooing was also included in the ISTAT basket and Italy was one of the European countries where it is most popular and practiced.

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

And like in any market where the “demand” is present, the “supply” has begun to increase in such a predominant way that in the last 5 years the tattoo studios have almost quadruplicated, but often the tattoo artists who work there do not have solid artistic bases from which to start, they are just improvisers, they may even have talent and they may really want to exploit it, but they can not put it into practice because they aim only at making business and profit, leaving out and even omitting the incessant passion necessary to turn their art into something exclusive.
The “Tattoo Master” course is right here: it is the only training model in Europe and probably all over the world capable of creating and growing professional tattoo artists, in particular people who through appropriate preparation in various subjects, from drawing to painting, from marketing to business management, from the history of tattooing to the practical laboratories of techniques and tools, from foreign languages to the hygiene and to the foundations of dermatology, will finally acquire such a thorough knowledge of this art that will enable them to properly put it into practice.

All these subjects and others are taught in a coordinated and functional way, where the theory is more and more supported by practice as you go on in the course years, 3 in all, for a total of about 2,400 school hours.

Students attending the “Artisic Tattoo Course” promoted by the Tiepolo Academy will become Tattoo Artists, highly qualified and skilled figures who will be able to find a very good position on the current tattoo market.

Thanks to the training acquired and the 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 and thus to enter into the world of tattooing with a unique impact of style and quality. Their unique preparation will make them emerge from the mass of tattoo artists currently available and will get them into the narrow circle of highly skilled tattoo artists who are flattered and sought after by the above-mentioned collectors.
The tattoo collecting is destined to increase more and more. Attending the Tiepolo Academy will therefore assure future tattoo professionals to present themselves as true tattoo artists who, once found the necessary mix between technique and passion, talent and acquired knowledge, can not help but become new stars in the sky of the modern tattoo world.

Teaching and tools

Students attending the Master will be followed by high-level teachers and artists and by Alex De Pase himself. Classes will be held in laboratories and comfortable and organized classrooms, with new generation tools (in compliance with all sanitary rules) and also through seminars held by the biggest names in the world of artistic tattooing.

Apprenticeship

Students will be allowed to attend the most prestigious studios of tattoo artists.

Admission requirements

Without entry test for students who have attended an Artistic High School.
Instead with entry test for al those students who have attended other schools, in order to check motivation and true artistic skills in painting and drawing.

Professional outlets

– immediate entry into the world of work
– free-lance work at the highest levels
– opening of one’s own studio
– possibility of inclusion in prestigious studios all over the world
– possibility of holding international seminars

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Alex De Pase

With a 20-year-career behind him, Alex De Pase is considered one of the greatest exponents of the world realistic tattooing.
Thinking and performing a tattoo needs a long preparation and artistic dedication. A process that begins with a passion and is guided by a mix of skills and empathy. Through this master we aim at training artists who, thanks to the their own awareness of aesthetic pleasure, will succeed in creating high-quality works by fixing on the skin unique and original images or marks that will last forever.

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Interventions by world-wide renown artists during the master

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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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