Altamont, NY, December 24, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Your secret fantasy is to abandon the 9-5 and become a tattoo artist. Where can you go to learn? "In the U.S., there are less than a dozen homegrown schools where you can learn this ancient art form," says Lisa Fasulo, owner of Tattoos By Lisa Tattoo School.
The reason for so few schools servicing such a popular trend is that most practicing artists are reluctant to share their trade "secrets."
"In contrast to this modern age, the tattoo community is still very old-fashioned when it comes to sharing information". Tattoos By Lisa Tattoo School in Upstate NY has a very different philosophy. "If you want to learn how to cook, you'd take cooking lessons, this is no different," explains Fasulo, the school's primary instructor.
Apprenticeships are the most common method of learning. "This usually involves the student cleaning the shops facilities and answering the phones, etc. for perhaps a year or more. If you ever saw Yoji on "Miami Ink" you get the picture" said Fasulo grinning. Fasulo formed the school a few years ago to fill a void in the tattoo world. "I teach people what I wish someone could have taught me." Fasulo, self taught, wasn't able to commit to a lengthy apprenticeship because of family commitments.
"At Tattoos By Lisa Tattoo School, the students are taught the machine mechanics, safety and sterility and then, for the practical phase, it's on to good 'ole human skin."