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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Tattoo & Body Piercing Education Programs

  • How does the program work for new students?
    1. Attend an informal meeting with our instructor, John. (Only for tattoo students)
    2. Fill out the enrollment form.
    3. Pay a $100 application fee.
    4. Fill out our credit application for financing. (If applicable)
    5. Bloodborne Pathogen Certification – The bloodborne pathogens course shall be a minimum of two (2) hours of instruction. Online cost is $9.95. Once completed, please email the certificate to [email protected] or screenshot and text it to 501-500-1343 (this is a text-only line and cannot receive phone calls.)
    6. Pay $50 to take the Apprentice Test. Once the apprentice test is passed, you can talk with our instructor about a start date.
  • What would my schedule look like?

    Our tattoo and body piercing programs are flexible. There is a minimum of 8 hours per week for the tattoo program, anytime Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Piercing requires a minimum of 8 hours per week, but Fridays are mandatory from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

  • When I start, do I immediately start my education?

    Yes! All time spent at the school is for growth and learning, not fetching coffee for instructors or cleaning the bathrooms. No hazing here!

  • Will there be in-person training?

    Yes! The online courses take care of the fundamentals. The hands-on training with an instructor will be done as you complete the online courses simultaneously.

  • How much do the programs cost?

    The tattoo program is $9500 and the piercing program is $8500.

  • How long are the programs?

    375 hours. Graduate in as little as 6 months. Most students finish within 6-12 months. The program must be completed within 24 months.

  • Do you offer financing?

    Yes! We partner with TFC for our financing. $950 down is required for the tattoo program and $850 is required for the piercing program. The rest is financed for 30 months. Bad credit doesn’t disqualify you.

  • Are there any prerequisites?
    1. 18+ years of age
    2. Valid Government Issued-ID
    3. High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent
  • What does the graduation process look like?

    Once the program is complete, the student pays $100 to the Arkansas Department of Health, along with submitting their license application. Once this is received, ADH schedules a date/time to come to the school and administer the practical.

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    Frequently Asked Body Piercing Questions

  • What is the healing time for a body piercing?

    It takes about six to eight weeks for a body piercing to heal properly. During that time, it is important to keep the area clean and free of infection. Piercing aftercare is essential to the healing process, and can include using a saline solution to clean the area. It is also important to avoid trauma to the piercing site, such as tugging on jewelry or playing with the piercing.

  • What is the pain level of a body piercing?

    Some piercings, such as those in the earlobe, are not particularly painful, while others, such as those in the navel or nose, can be more painful. The pain level also varies from person to person; some people find body piercings to be quite painful, while others do not.

  • What kind of jewelry can be used in a body piercing?

    There are many different types of jewelry that can be used in a body piercing. Some of the most popular types of jewelry are made out of metal, such as titanium, stainless steel, and gold. However, there are also a number of different types of bioplastics that can be used in piercings, such as niobium and PTFE. The most important thing when choosing jewelry for a piercing is to make sure that it is made out of a material that is safe to use in the body.

    All of our piercings are done with titanium jewelry. Other types of jewelry can be switched out AFTER 30 days, but legally we use titanium on all initial piercings.

  • How do you care for a body piercing?

    The first step in caring for a body piercing is to make sure that it is properly cleaned. Wash the area around the piercing with soap and water, then gently pat it dry. Apply an ointment to the area twice a day, then bandage it if necessary. Make sure to keep the piercing dry, and avoid submerging it in water or getting it wet for long periods of time. Do not use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on the piercing, as they can dry out the skin and cause irritation.

  • Which parts of the body can be pierced?

    There are a variety of body parts that can be pierced, including the ears, nose, eyebrows, lips, and tongue. Piercings can be decorative or functional, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some people choose to have multiple piercings in different parts of their body, while others prefer to keep things simple with just one or two.

  • Is a body piercing safe?

    A body piercing is a relatively safe procedure when it is performed by a professional piercer in a sterile environment. The pierced area is carefully cleaned, and the piercing needle is sterilized before use. Proper aftercare is also important to prevent infection.

  • What are the different types of body piercings?

    There are many different types of piercings that can be done on the body. The most common are piercings of the earlobe, but other areas that can be pierced include the nose, eyebrows, lips, and tongue. Each piercing has its own unique healing process, and it is important to take care of the piercing site in order to prevent infection.

  • Can I change my mind after getting a body piercing?
    Yes, you can change your mind after getting a body piercing. However, keep in mind that if you decide to have the piercing removed, there may be some scarring or other residual effects. It is important to speak with your piercer about the potential risks and complications associated with removing a body piercing.
  • What should I do if I think my body piercing is infected?

    Contact piercer to evaluate first. Sometimes the clients just need to use something else to help it heal. Depending on the situation/how it looks, the piercer may recommend the client seek medical attention.

  • How do I remove a body piercing?

    Removing a body piercing is relatively simple. The first step is to clean the area around the piercing with soap and water. Next, use a pair of sterile needle-nose pliers to remove the jewelry. Finally, rinse the area with soap and water again.

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    Frequently Asked Tattoo Questions

  • How much does a tattoo cost?

    The cost of a tattoo can vary depending on the size, location, and design of the tattoo. Generally, tattoos cost between $50 and $1000.

  • What are the health risks of getting a tattoo?

    There are very few health risks associated with getting a tattoo. However, there are a few things to be aware of before getting inked. Firstly, make sure the studio you’re using is clean and reputable – look for certificates of hygiene and safety. Secondly, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, make sure your tattoo artist is aware of it. Finally, always follow the aftercare instructions provided by your artist to ensure your tattoo heals properly.

  • What is the healing process like after getting a tattoo?

    The healing process for a tattoo is fairly simple, but it is important to follow the instructions provided by your tattoo artist. Generally, you will be given ointment to apply to the tattoo and you will need to keep it clean and dry. You may also need to take antibiotics if the tattoo becomes infected (although this is very rare). Most tattoos will heal within two weeks, but it is important to keep an eye on them. Contact your tattoo artist if you have any concerns about your tattoo and how it is healing.

  • What are the care instructions after getting a tattoo?

    Wash once per day with antibacterial soap and warm water. Use a fragrance-free lotion 3-4 times per day on the area (wash hands prior to applying lotion to the area.) Make sure the lotion is rubbed in and the skin is dry (no layers of lotion should be left on top of the skin.)

  • What should I consider before getting a tattoo?

    Some things to consider before getting a tattoo are: whether or not you’re sure about the design, whether or not you’re sure you want it for life, and whether or not you’re comfortable with the idea of semi-permanent body art. You should also make sure that the tattoo artist is capable of the design you’re after.

  • What is the process of getting a tattoo?

    The process of getting a tattoo is fairly simple. The first step is to find a tattoo artist and make an appointment. Once you have chosen the design you want, the artist will create a stencil that will be used as a guide for the tattoo. The area where the tattoo will be placed is then cleaned and sterilized. The artist will then start the tattoo by using a hand-held machine that injects pigment into the skin.

  • What kind of tattoos are the most popular?

    The most popular tattoos are typically ones that are meaningful to the person getting them. Common designs include quotes, symbols, and images that represent something special to the individual. For example, a person might get a tattoo of their favorite song lyrics, a meaningful symbol, or an image of a loved one. These tattoos often hold personal significance and are often chosen because they are unique to the individual.

  • What should I do if I experience problems with my new tattoo?

    If you think there may be an issue with your tattoo, contact your tattoo artist to evaluate it.

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