Advanced Japanese

Advanced Japanese

Advanced Japanese tattooing is thought to be the most highly enriched in history and culture of all the tattoo styles and should be respected as such.

This is why we think that Japanese tattooing should only be done by an artist with a high regard for these traditions and cultures. Please refer to the curriculum for the contents of what’s being taught in this class.

This course runs for 5 days. If you are interested in applying, check out our registration page.

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Tattooing in Japan is thought to extend back to at least 10,000 BC and has changed in meaning several times through the ages. Demonized by centuries of prohibitions and rarely discussed today in civilized circles, the citizens of today trace the roots of this negative attitude to the 17th century, when criminals were tattooed as a form of punishment.

In Japan, Tattooing is the most misunderstood form of art. Official prohibitions against tattooing remained until 1948 when they were lifted by U.S. occupation forces. Once again, Japanese tattooists were allowed to work without fear of prosecution and, in the following decades, a number of exchanges developed between Japanese tattooists and their U.S. counterparts.

These exchanges included those of Hawaii-based Sailor Jerry (who traded hard-to-obtain U.S. ink for Japanese tattoo designs) and Don Ed Hardy, the artist often credited for popularizing tattoos in the United States, where today approximately one-fifth of the population is inked.

As of yet, Japanese people’s tattoos remain largely out of sight. However, a day may come soon when a great wave of ink washes aside outdated discrimination and people can embrace again one of their oldest — and most persistent — forms of art.

2022 Calendar Dates:

  • February 21st, 2022 – February 25th, 2022
  • April 4th, 2022 – April 8th, 2022
  • May 16th, 2022 – May 20th, 2022
  • June 27th, 2022 – July 1st, 2022
  • August 8th, 2022 – August 12th, 2022
  • September 19th, 2022 – September 23rd, 2022
  • October 31st, 2022 – November 4th, 2022
  • December 12th, 2022 – December 16th, 2022

1-Week

3000 .00$
  • Payment Plans Available
  • $500 Down$116.66 per Month
  • Scholarships Available(Apply Here)
  • Theory (Classroom)20-Hours
  • Hands-On (Classroom)20-Hours
  • Certification Included(BBP)
  • Equipment Not Included
  • Housing Available$75 per Week