Micro-Tattooing by Kara Gutierrez
$479 - 12 Month Access
In this course, renowned mid-western artist, Kara Gutierrez will show you the fundamentals to creating micro art with big meaning.
From designing to lining and everything in between, Kara will walk you through the process of stretching your creativity to level up your career. Throughout the presentation, you’ll feel like you’re talking to an old friend while learning a brand-new skill.
Whether you are a veteran permanent makeup artist, someone trying to make a name for themself, or brand new to the industry, this course is for you.
Micro Tattooing has gained popularity in recent years and is meant for every licensed and professional tattooer that wants to give a large amount of happiness in the smallest way.
Micro tattooing has a huge meaning with a minimalist design that you can put just about anywhere. It’s amazing how something so small can sometimes signify so much. Whatever reason for the tattoo, it signifies something to your client.
My goal with this course is to have you leave ready to confidently expand your clientele base by adding Micro Tattooing to your services. I want to make sure you are prepared in every way. In this course you will learn:
2. Meet Kara
3. Micro-Tattooing Theory Presentation
4. About The Course
5. What is Micro-Tattooing?
6. Candidates for Micro-Tattooing
8. Thomas Edison and How We Tattoo Today
11. Culture Differences
12. PMU vs Body Art Culture – Video
13. Different Inks
14. Differences in Ink Explained – Video
16. Quick Reminder
17. The Skin We’re In
18. What is a Blowout?
19. Do you have what it takes… literally?
20. Minimum Machine Specifications
21. Before Tattooing a Human
22. Needle Knowledge
23. Needle Configurations
24. Needle Taper & Gauge
25. Needle Angle – Lining
26. Needle Angle – Shading
27. Hand & Machine Speed
28. How to Stretch/Stabilize the Skin
29. Machine Set Up
30. Practice Material
31. Practice Exercise – Lines
32. Line Work
33. Practice Exercise – Shapes
34. Practice Exercise
35. Shading Explained – Video
36. Shading Techniques
37. Whip Shading
38. Circle Shading
40. Demonstrate each movement on Latex
41. Stencils Explained – Video
42. What is a Stencil
43. How to Stencil
44. Different Ways to use Stencil Paper
45. How to prep and place your stencil
46. How to use Procreate
47. How to Make a Thermalfax Stencil – Video
48. Supply Setup for Stencil – Video
49. How to Place a Stencil – Video
51. Consultations Explained – Video
53. Proper placement of a tattoo
54. Designing a Tattoo – Video
55. Tray Setup
56. Active Tray Setup – Video
57. Machine Wrap – Video
58. Armrest Wrap – Video
59. Tray Breakdown
60. Tray Breakdown Explained – Video
61. Do’s & Don’ts
63. Tegaderm Application
64. Aftercare Explanation – Video
65. No Fly Zone
66. Where to Begin
67. Apprenticeships Explained – Video
68. About Traditional Tattoo Apprenticeship
69. Expectations from Tattooing Body Art vs. PMU
70. PMU Apprenticeships
71. Body Art Apprenticeships
72. Do’s & Don’t of Apprenticeships
73. Tatter Tot Video
75. Micro-Tattooing Pricing
76. Extra Tips
78. Flamingo Tattoo on Practice Latex
79. Making the Flamingo Stencil
80. Tattooing a Flamingo on a LIVE MODEL
81. Rose Tattoo on Practice Latex
82. Making the Rose Stencil
83. Tattooing a Rose on LIVE MODEL
84. Thank you!
Course Trainer - Kara Gutierrez
Kara Gutierrez; Artist, owner and Instructor at Spot on Beauty is a traditional tattooer, Permanent Makeup, Paramedical, Removal specialist and trainer like no other! Kara has the eye of an artist, the hand of a technical expert, and the personality of a trustworthy friend who has your back. Her outgoing high energy attitude & southern charm makes you feel right at home.
Kara got her start through the academic route, earning bachelor’s degrees in communication, sociology, & sports management. Later, she went on to get her master’s in Business Management. Primed for a career in the corporate world, she went through some pretty major life changes with her marriage and birth of her son. At this point, she started to reconsider what she wanted in life and found herself earning a reputation doing tiny nail art at a high-end salon and spa.
Now, you might be asking…. where’s the tattoo background??
Kara discovered microblading through a coworker at the salon and quickly realized it was a way for her to unite her two passions in life, art and business. She sought out a traditional tattoo apprenticeship through shops around her locally, only to find it was way harder than she originally anticipated. After two failed apprenticeships at different shops, she finally landed in a position doing body art, piercings, and was quickly able to integrate PMU into her skillset. Business was booming, however, Kara quickly discovered that PMU does not earn respect among body artists, and respect is the only way to play that game. Over time, she not only earned the respect of her peers, but out earned them financially also!
Now, let’s flash forward a few years. Kara’s PMU career had taken off and she ventured into Li-FT removal. She became a certified trainer and helped hundreds of women with botched faces in her local community. Enter…the “woman with 4 brows”. This story was picked up globally and Kara went VIRAL for her work trying to help this poor woman.
The problem with virality, is that it’s often cruel. People who never bothered to read the articles or hear the real story were under the impression that Kara was the one who tattooed the bad brows, not the one trying to correct them. As a result, she received threatening calls, death threats, and letters sent to her house. All of this to say, you picked a mentor with thick skin. She’s going to stick with you through the good, bad, and ugly. So, sit back, relax, take notes and understand she’s here to build your confidence to perfect your craft and ignore the nay-sayers.