Mini-Class: Beautiful Ink: Designing Meaningful Tattoos | Bang Bang | Skillshare

Mini-Class: Beautiful Ink: Designing Meaningful Tattoos

Bang Bang, Tattoo artist, owner of Bang Bang NYC

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4 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:14
    • 2. Inspiration and Research

      3:49
    • 3. Sketching

      6:14
    • 4. Prepping for Production

      2:32
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About This Class

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.