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What do you need to study in college to be a tattoo artist?

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According to the Houston Chronicle, tattooists do not need a college degree, but the Alliance of Professional Tattooists recommends a three-year apprenticeship program. APT also recommends completing courses that cover safety topics, such as immunization, sterilization and bloodborne pathogens.

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What do you need to study in college to be a tattoo artist?
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Some states, such as Oregon and Florida, require continuing education credits for licensed tattooists. Information about requirements for tattoo licenses is available on most state and government websites. Tattoos are a form of visual art, and some tattooists go to art school to improve their art and design skills. Classes that benefit tattooists include drawing, inking, color theory and visual design.

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