Body Artist

Body Artists decorate, adorn or modify the human body by using a range of techniques such as tattooing, piercing, cutting, branding, manipulating, stretching, and scarring the skin.

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    Overview

    Body Artists decorate, adorn or modify the human body by using a range of techniques such as tattooing, piercing, cutting, branding, manipulating, stretching, and scarring the skin.

    Day-to-day

    • explains tattooing procedure to client
    • ensures client is certain about wanting a tattoo
    • helps the client chose an image, interprets the client's ideas to form a suitable image, copy or design image for the client, resizes image to fit the body part it is going on and makes a stencil of the image
    • shaves the area being tattooed and applies disinfectant to the skin
    • puts the stencil on the skin to ensure it fits with the body part
    • solders the group of needles onto the needle bar
    • draws the outline, colouring and shadowing of the tattoo with inked needles
    • applies cream and antiseptic covers to the finished tattoo
    • tells clients how to properly care for the tattoo
    • ensures all sterilisation equipment is kept in good working order
    • ensures the studio and equipment meets with sterilisation, waste management and health and safety standards
    • trains people.

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