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blossom wrote at 2015-11-01 15:50:17
I think he might have been asking as far as credentials. I am interested to know what are the credentials to becoming a tattoo artist in Illinois. I am an esthetician and love to see my clients face when they see their eyebrows waxed. I would love to step that up with tattooing their eyebrows. I have been researching it and nothing is black and white. can you perhaps give me a more concrete answer to this? some of my research says some kind of medical license but I know an esthetician (no other credentials) just started to tattoo eyebrows. She went over seas took some classes and came back tattooing. Is it really that easy?  


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I can answer general questions about tattoo procedures, sterilization techniques, pigments, pricing, apprenticeships, and also help you make an informed decision about tattoo shops and tattoo artists.

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I am a professional tattoo artist working in California. I served a proper apprenticeship, and have worked in shops around the central California area for years until last year I opened my own tattoo studio.

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National Tattoo Association

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I Served an apprenticeship under an award winning 'old timer' artist.

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