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What We Do

The Arkansas Tattooing and Piercing Institute (ATPI) offers comprehensive tattooing and body piercing programs in Arkansas. The school’s instructors are highly skilled and have years of experience in the industry. ATPI’s programs provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful tattoo artists or body piercers.

We’ve created a safe, welcoming space that is far from stereotypical, crude tattoo studios. Our goal is to educate through reading, observation, and hands-on learning and change the industry for the better!

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A Clean Facility

We take safety seriously, and all our artists are trained on bloodborne pathogens as well as sterilization procedures to ensure the protection of the canvas and the artist throughout every tattoo or body piercing session. We strive to exceed industry standards.

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Helping You Find Your Career Path

We are committed to connecting with you to achieve your desired career in tattooing and body piercing. We care about your direction and work with you to determine the best teaching methods to help you succeed in the industry.

After you graduate, you don’t have to work at ATPI and have the option to work at other studios if you decide to. You’re not locked in, and we’ll work with you to find the best fit.

Meet the Team

John Olson - Instructor

John Olson


Lexi Freeman - Teaching Assistant

Lexi Freeman

Teaching Assistant

Tiff Johnson- Administrative Assistant

Tiff Johnson

Administrative Assistant