Mini-Class: Beautiful Ink: Designing Meaningful Tattoos

By ·Tattoo artist, owner of Bang Bang NYC

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Class Project

Design a beautiful and meaningful tattoo

While the end result of a tattoo gets all of the shine, the initial design is perhaps the most important part of the process. A great tattoo design combines aesthetic beauty with personal meaning, permanently displaying a piece of one's personality or beliefs for the world to see (and in some cases, not see!). As a designer, it is important to be flexible with styles and have an understanding of how to make a tattoo look amazing, regardless of distance and years of aging. Through sharing my experience and demonstrating some techniques, I hope to teach you how to accomplish all of this!

This class covers the following topics:

  • Foundation for a great tattoo design - establishing the direction, style, and placement for the design, researching images that will guide the sketch
  • Sketching the concept - illustrating the results of the research, taking placement and execution into account
  • Prepping for production - finalizing the sketch for body application or temporary tattoo printing  

Please note that this class is about Tattoo Design, and it IS NOT intended to teach you how to tattoo. We will briefly go over the tattooing process so you can get the whole picture, but we do not advise that you try this at home.

This class is for anyone interested in the world of tattoo design, whether you are someone who is interested in getting a tattoo or your own, someone looking to design tattoos for others, are are simply looking for a new challenge to apply your creative skills.

Level: Beginner

Bang Bang

Tattoo artist, owner of Bang Bang NYC

My name is Bang Bang and I have been tattooing for about 10 years now. After coming up in the industry by studying with some of the greats, I have been able to build my own shop and establish a viable business in the Lower East Side of New York City. My styles range from photo realistic to Japanese, as I try to be a jack of all trades so I can successfully execute all of my clients' visions. Fortunately some of my designs on notable individuals like Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Justin Bieber, and Thierry Henry have gotten a lot of press, but I put my all into every piece, celeb or not!  

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    • 3 Video Lessons
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    • Self-Paced Online Class
    • How does an online class work?

      Classes revolve around completing a project and collaborating with fellow students to give and get feedback on your work. Use Video Lessons and the Project Guide designed by your teacher to complete your class project.

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      Never! Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to class materials. That means you can learn when and where you want. Learn at your own pace.

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    Free with Membership
    or Purchase for $10

    Free With Membership

    Become a member to get access to this class for only $9.95 a month. Or, purchase individually for the list price.

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