About the course
In this foundation course, licensed tattoo artist Cyrus Maravilla will teach you all the basics of tattooing in a safe, step-by-step way.
The course is packed full of practice exercises and demonstrations to make sure that you really learn the skills you’re taught and progress efficiently. You’ll The course is packed full of video lessons, practice exercises and demos to make sure that you really learn the skills you’re taught and progress efficiently. You’ll start off by covering the proper sanitisation procedures to follow before and during your tattoo practice; you’ll learn all about the tools of the trade with in-depth lessons that take you through the different types of machines, needles, and all the other equipment and supplies you’ll need. Cyrus will then take you through the important considerations of design, flow and placement before covering the tattoo process itself.
Start with linework and master how to pull solid, straight lines – master straight lines, curved lines and how to join lines the correct way. Move on to shading and learn how to use brush, whip, stipple and dotwork techniques. You’ll also cover how to mix and use both grey washes and opaque greys.
Next, tackle the colour section with a deep dive into colour theory, skin complexions, how to mix colours and how to pack solid colour. And finally, learn all about aftercare and how to make sure you do everything perfectly right to the very end.
What you’ll have achieved by the end of this course:
- Complete the entire course.
- Send us:
- Your three practice tattoos on fake skin only
- Your tattoo practice exercises for linework, shading, and black & colour packing on fake skin only
Tattoo Artist, Manilla, Philippines
Cyrus Maravilla is one of the Philippine’s leading tattoo artists. He started his journey into the world of tattooing in 2008 and became a licenced artist in 2017.
Owner of a busy street shop, Cyrus caters to all of his clients’ styles and tastes. He uses his extensive experience to bring their dream designs to life and his adaptable skill set has not gone unnoticed. Cyrus has received many accolades and won several awards throughout his career to date. Some of these include snatching up first place at Tattoo for a Cause 2019, Valinkzuela 2019, Sining 2018, and the Pintado Tattoo Competition, to name just a few.
Cyrus is proud to be able to share his knowledge with a new generation of tattoo artists in what can only be described as the most detailed and in-depth fundamentals tattoo course available online.