How to choose your Training Class Program and Instructor
With so many of you that are entering this profession, we wanted to offer you a check list when choosing your class and instructors. There are so many training scams out there today, this will give you a good list of base questions to ask. This profession takes dedication and time to build skills. Most technicians will spend vast amounts of money for training to be qualified and tattoo someone's face. We practice and practice! So be sure you are getting what you need as an individual to learn this art. I am not a rock star or a movie star, I have just been working on faces for 30 years and instructing students for 22 years. I care about you the student and every client you will work on. All my students have my home number and can call anytime for free. Tammy Kelly, PCC
1. Are they local and reputable?
2. Do they have all their appropriate licenses up to date.
3. Are you just a credit card number?
4. Have you actually spoken with your instructor? if not this is before they take your money, how available will they be after they spend your money.
5. After class support is paramount without it you will be lost, and one client can ruin all the hard work you have put into your business.
6. How many students are in a class? If there are 10-20 students for a 6 day class how much time do you as an individual actually get in class.
7. Is the training customized to the talents you already have so as not to waste your time? Ex) esthetics do not need skin anatomy, tattoo artists do not need needle configuations, medical professionals do not need cross contamination, just to name a few.
8. Manual and homework prior to class showing your progress is a must.
9. How much of class is just watching videos?
10. Do you work on live humans? not just practice skin!
11. Is the instructor / school answering all your questions prior to class?
12. Is your instructor a master with their clients and other students? or just a social media movie star?
13. How long has the instructor been actually doing procedures/training with the same business name licensed under tattoo, permanent makeup PMU, permanent cosmetics?
14. Beware big box trainers that come in town take your money then leave you hanging.
15. Do not rely on you tube, social media to get training. I constantly read and cringe with fear for a new technician seeking advise there.
16. Without before and after class support you risk causing unknowing clients scaring, infection, and corrective work all of which you will be responsible for.
Forever Pretty Permanent Cosmetic Training Center
P.O. Box 1283 Coupeville, WA. 98239
360-672-4459 Operating Since 1990
Master Correction Specialist
Medical Tattoo Instructor for Plastic Surgery Centers
Permanent Makeup Master Instructor / Educator
Doctor Referred and Recommended Center
Washington State Tattoo Advisory Former Board Member
Washington State Licensed Instructor, Technician & Center
Locations Served ~ Whidbey Island WA, Oak Harbor WA, Coupeville WA, Mukilteo WA, Camano Island WA, Everett WA, Mill Creek WA, Seattle WA, Kirkland WA, Bothell WA, Lynnwood WA, Shoreline WA, Bellevue WA, Renton WA, Anacortes WA, La Conner WA, Burlington WA, Sedro Woolley WA, Bellingham WA, Mount Vernon WA, Stanwood WA, Marysville WA, Camano Island WA, Tacoma Washington State , Arizona State, Idaho State , California, Oregon