Level 2 (Tattoo Intermediate Program)


Level 2 (Tattoo Intermediate Program) Overview

Level 2 (Month 7-12)

Congratulations, you made it to level 2. Now that you’ve mastered the art of the line, curve, and sharp edges, it’s time to work on something a bit more difficult. Welcome to the level of SHADING.

Level 2 takes you through basic shading techniques introducing the use of blended and diluted shades of black, basic colors with simple transitions in values, and bold packing of black and color. Sounds like fun? Well it absolutely is. Until you start struggling at least. No worries, we’re here to help.

Where is the issue? Don’t worry we’ll figure it out, looking over all aspects of your equipment, technique, and art education. Our goal is to discover what’s missing to achieve basic level shading and color techniques.

Oh, by the way, we want to be very clear about what Level 2 mastery means. 80% of licensed & professional tattoo artists are tattooing at a mediocre Level 2 ability. That puts you in a class equal or above most artists working in shops today. Employability will depend on a portfolio that is valuable to a shop. If you can master Level 2, then you are good enough to work in most shops in this country. One more thing, versatility in developing skills for different styles of tattooing will be key. Try to build a portfolio that ranges in different tattoo styles in order to interest a wide range of clients. In your early years as a tattoo artist, your income will depend on it. Styles at Level 2 include American Traditional, Japanese Traditional, New School, Neo-Traditional, Trash Polka, Watercolor, and more!

And remember this, entry level and advanced art classes are always included in level 2.

Here we go guys and gals, let’s get out there and make it happen!

Level 2 (Tattoo Intermediate Program) Calendar

Start Date End Date
April 24, 2023 October 20, 2023
October 30, 2023 May 10, 2024
May 20, 2024 November 15, 2024
November 25, 2024 June 6, 2025

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Level 2 (Tattoo Intermediate Program)





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This school gave me all the skills I need to become amazing. Can't wait to get back home and tattoo all my friends and family. Thank you so much MTI for all your help.

Steve Ramos

My experience here at MTI made me have hope that I can finally achieve my lifelong dream of becoming a tattoo artist. I love this company and I plan on working for Salvation Tattoo Lounge when I graduate. Thank you to the entire staff and a special thanks to the Director Alex, you are a dream maker.

Latoya Johnson

Thanks for the wonderful experience learning how to do paramedical tattooing, eyebrows, microblading, and Scalp Micropigmentation. My long awaited dream is coming true.

Rami Issa

I come from other country to the best school in the world, I learn tattoo and go home and be number one in my country, thank you MTI very much you’ve changed my life forever

Chauncuy Rolle

This course was very helpful, all the instructors were helpful and they had patience, I think that was very good. I’m glad I found the school and I thank you MTI.

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