Machine and Movements: The Manual to Machine
Conversion Course by Teryn Darling

$225 - 12 Month Access

When I picked up my permanent makeup machine for the very first time, loaded the needle, turned it on and started tattooing an eyebrow…I knew right there and then this was exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.  That was almost twenty-one years ago and during those twenty-one years I developed a tattoo machine obsession. My machine obsession may have started during my body tattoo apprenticeship when one day I walked into the shop and my brand-new coil machine was in pieces on my work station.  I was told to put it back together again in perfect running order if I want to “get on skin” that day.  It may have taken me a while to accomplish that task…but I did it.

Since then, I’ve used numerous types of machines from many different manufacturers and have never been able to settle on just one. 

My obsession went beyond how the machine felt in my hand or the level of work I could produce with a machine…I wanted to know and completely understand all the mechanics, complexities and layers to the different machines.

If you are new to permanent makeup or body tattooing, or if you started out as a microblader or hand tool artist, crossing over to machine can very intimidating.  Machines are expensive and there are so many to choose from, so how do you know which machine will be a great machine for you?

In this course I will teach you everything you need to know about machines. I will provoke your thoughts on many different levels.  Although the only thing I cannot do…is actually put a machine in your hand, this course is so in-depth, detailed and stimulating, I feel confident you will leave this course with a very good understanding of what you need and want in a machine. 

What good is a machine in your hand if you do not know how to move that machine?  I will teach you the six core machine movements used in all the PMU procedures; The Hair Stroke Movement, Circles, Whip Shading, Pendulum, Pointillism and Shoveling.

This course is loaded with written content, a downloadable handout, and video tutorials. This course will help develop you into the versatile and badass machine artist you want to be.

Course Highlights

In this course you will learn and receive:

Course Trainer - Teryn Darling

Teryn Darling has been a cosmetic tattoo artist for over 19 years. Her background and experience in body tattooing elevated her to be one of the most skilled, versatile and standout PMU artists in the industry.

Accompanying her reputation as being an amazing artist, Teryn is known all over the world as one of the top educators and speakers on several industry topics such as Needles, Color Theory, Skin Undertones and Pigment Removal. She spent years making her own tattoo needles, a long-time student of color theory and one of the innovators of pigment removal. Teryn is responsible for developing safe and effective techniques to remove migrated eyeliners and freshly done procedures… both in which she was told can not be done. Well… she did it and is now teaching these new techniques to other artists.

She owns the Girlz Ink Studio® along with her partner Kat in Las Vegas where she proudly trained and now houses several top artists. She became the master distributor for Li Pigments® in 2011 and with that she started and cultivated the Girlz Ink® Supply Store. She is a founding partner in Shades and Strokes®… the first and longest running brow class to incorporate all techniques into one class… powder brow, machine hairstroke and microblading. She is a founding partner in Skinful Beauty® which is producing some of the best and most innovative pmu products in the industry today. She is a founding partner of America The Beautiful PMU Conference® and now the Girlz Ink On-line Academy®. All this while still staying at the top of her game with her procedure skills, remaining a badass trainer, humble and down to earth. She is one of the hardest working people in our industry, she is beloved and a mentor to many.

Although Teryn is an innovator, formulator, distributor, entrepreneur and so much more… she considers herself an artist and educator/trainer above all. She has taken all of her knowledge, all that she has experienced and all that she has to give to other artists and put it all together right here on the Girlz Ink Academy. She has brought her high standards of education, training and mentorship to this academy and is confident it will help and nurture artists of all types to reach new levels in their own work.