How Do Trainee Tattoo Artists Practice?

24 April 2018, 15:58 | Updated: 26 April 2018, 17:06

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Mystery Hour Question

How do you learn to be a tattoo artist? Surely they do not practice on real people? Jason, Raynes Park

Name: Luke, Slough

Qualification: Tattoo artist tutor and business owner



They practice on the skin of dead pigs.

Pigskin is often tougher and does not quite move the same way as on human skin.

Tattoo artists have also started using synthetic skin and vegan ink for tattoo artists who do not like working with meat based products.