This course of study is designed to give the student the basic knowledge and skills to not only become a skilled tattoo artist, but also to satisfy all Oregon State requirements to receive an Oregon State Tattoo License.

School Timeline: The state of Oregon requires a minimum of 360 hours of study in order to qualify for a tattoo license (210 hours of theory, 150 hours of tattooing).  The course is 9 months long.  The school has an afternoon session from 1PM to 4PM, and an evening session from 6:30PM to 10:30PM.  Each class meets 4 days a week, Wednesday through Saturday, the school is closed Sunday – Tuesday.


  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  • Oregon State requires a High School diploma or a GED.
  • An art portfolio that demonstrates applicants understanding of artistic principles.
  • Applicant must be motivated, self directed, and focused.
  • Applicants shall be interviewed and approved by the school director.

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