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Cosmetic Tattooing

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Want to work as a certified cosmetic tattooist?

In this course you will learn skills in eyeliner, eyebrow and lipliner tattooing using a tattoo machine (microblading is not included in this course). Health and hygiene regulations for this industry are included in this course and you will be taught by an industry leading tattoo artist. A tattoo machine is included in the cost of your course. 


  • eyeliner tattoo
  • eyebrow tattoo
  • lip line tattoo
  • colour pigmentation regulation and theroy
  • skin analysis
  • skin Fitzpatrick types
  • hygiene and infection control standards
  • business set up and requirements

This short course is fast paced and requires good hand eye coordination along with a high level of communication and English skills to ensure successful completion. Students are required to have access to a computer at home to complete written theory. You will be required to provide models for this course which will be advised by your lecturer once classes start. Failure to provide models may impact on completion of the course.

To enhance your success we highly recommend that students who have no background experience in beauty therapy, enrol into our short course in lash and brow design, prior to enrolling into cosmetic tattoo for additional practical knowledge on brow mapping and design.

Attendance in class

This course is delivered 1 evening per week for 12 weeks, from 6pm to 9pm, or 1 day per week for 6 weeks.

To enhance your success in this skill set, you will need to attend all scheduled classes and bring a model. Model dates will be advised via email approximately one week prior to your start date. You will not require a model on week 1.

A cosmetic tattoo kit for class and home use plus all other learning material is included in your course.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you maybe required to complete additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (a pen and notepad and equipment from orientation booklet lists). Student will require to supply own equipment/tools below.

  • 2 large towels
  • 1 hand towel
  • A camera or mobile phone to take before and after photos

Uniforms and workwear requirements

Students are required to wear black pants and black top with enclosed shoes. Hair must be tied back neatly and professional presentation is required.

Free parking is available. Security is present on the premises for evening classes.

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Semester 2, 2023

Murdoch - On Campus - 20 October-24 November

When Semester 2, 2023
Where Murdoch
How On Campus
Course fee $2,134.00

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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