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DAELA Academy

Our training programs are designed to provide hands-on experience, theoretical knowledge, and practical skills necessary for successful cosmetic tattooing. Whether you’re a beginner looking to start a career or an experienced artist seeking to expand your skill set, DAELA Academy offers comprehensive training to meet your goals.


In-Person Courses

Experience the convenience of instant access to our online course alongside our engaging in-person classes. Learn vital topics such as color theory, art technique, handling unique situations, and social marketing strategies.

Small Class Sizes

Benefit from small class sizes of no more than 6 students, ensuring personalized attention and ample one-on-one time with experienced instructors. Enhance your skills and embark on a successful cosmetic tattooing journey with us.

Learn online

Online Courses

Choose the flexibility that suits you best with our online course option. Whether standalone or combined with our in-person course, we’ve got you covered.

Unlock the secrets of our master artists; Dive into invaluable techniques, master sanitary guidelines, explore color theory, and boost your social media presence.

And here’s the best part: if you later join our in-person course, we have a special offer: We’ll deduct your online course investment from the total cost, ensuring a seamless transition.

Embrace the convenience and versatility of our 24/7 accessible courses while keeping your options open. Start your journey to master cosmetic tattooing today!

At the Academy

Work on Live Models

In our in-person courses, you’ll work on your own live model, a vital aspect of mastering cosmetic tattooing. This hands-on experience builds practical skills, boosts confidence, and deepens technique understanding.

Training Kit

  • By enrolling in our in-person courses, you not only gain access to expert instruction but also receive a valuable kit designed to set you up for success in the cosmetic tattooing business.
  • This comprehensive kit includes modules covering marketing strategies, technique enhancement, theory comprehension, and essential business fundamentals.
  • Additionally, we provide a range of top-quality cosmetic tattoo supplies, ensuring that you have all the necessary tools at your disposal. With this kit in hand, you’ll be equipped to confidently embark on your entrepreneurial journey in the cosmetic tattoo industry.

Promote Yourself

Gain essential self-marketing skills through our comprehensive courses, where we go beyond the artistic realm to empower you with effective strategies. Learn how to promote yourself, attract clients, and establish a prominent online presence in the industry.

Discover the impact of showcasing your expertise through personalized Instagram videos, capturing your journey and highlighting your exceptional artistry. Additionally, high-quality model pictures will serve as powerful visual testimonials, further enhancing your reputation and attracting potential clients.


DAELA Certification ​

Upon completing the course, students are awarded a Certification of Completion, symbolizing their dedication and expertise in cosmetic tattooing.

It’s important to note that our classes do not fulfill the specific hours required for Oregon State Tattoo Licensing. Compliance with local licensing regulations and meeting the necessary requirements for obtaining a tattoo license in your area is crucial.

By obtaining our Certification of Completion, you enhance your credentials significantly, showcasing your commitment to excellence in the field of cosmetic tattooing.

Lifetime Support

Our Master Artists and highly trained staff are dedicated to providing responsive support and addressing any ongoing questions from our students, ensuring your success.

We recognize the importance of continuous learning and, when space permits, offer the opportunity for students to audit their course again, at no additional charge. (Small charge may apply if you’d like to take another model)

Rest assured that you can rely on our expertise, responsive support, and unwavering commitment to your growth as a cosmetic tattoo artist.

Kick-Start Your Career

DAELA Academy In-Person Courses

Achieve financial success by enrolling in our affordable courses, designed to propel you into the top 20% of income earners in the USA. With our expert curriculum and guidance from exceptional master artists, you’ll gain the skills needed for a lucrative career.

By dedicating just four days per week to working with clients, you can anticipate earning an impressive average annual income ranging from $50,000 to $175,000 or more. Imagine the financial independence and fulfillment that come with a thriving cosmetic tattooing career.

Don’t delay your journey any longer. Start today and seize the opportunity for a prosperous future. Our comprehensive training, ongoing support, and lucrative potential will pave the way to financial freedom. Embrace the possibilities and unlock your path to success now.

Training FAQs

  • At our academy, we value personalized learning, which is why we maintain intentionally small class sizes, accommodating a maximum of six students. This approach guarantees individual attention from our expert instructors and fosters meaningful connections among peers.
  • Collaborating closely with our master artists, especially during hands-on sessions with live models, is pivotal to mastering successful techniques and receiving comprehensive training in the dynamic field of cosmetic tattooing. By working directly with the experts, you'll gain invaluable skills and insights for your journey.
  • Obtaining a tattoo license is a prerequisite for working in most states, so it's important to understand your state's guidelines. Without the proper licensing, you cannot offer tattoo services to clients in your state. Complying with licensing regulations ensures both legal and professional practice.
  • In Oregon, tattoo artists must complete full-time schooling, including 50 practical sessions, and pass state board examinations to obtain a license. Our courses provide additional techniques and knowledge, but they do not fulfill the mandatory hours required by Oregon licensed tattoo schools. However, our training does contribute towards continuing education hours.
  • For Oregon residents planning to work in the state, holding a valid Oregon Tattoo License is crucial. Our courses offer specialized techniques not typically taught in Oregon licensed tattoo schools, providing new artists with unique skills and a competitive edge.
  • Please familiarize yourself with your state's licensing requirements and understand that while our courses are beneficial, they do not replace the specific licensing obligations mandated by your state.
  • Our course is thoughtfully structured to be completed within a two-day timeframe, ensuring a focused and efficient acquisition of essential skills and knowledge. Furthermore, we provide indefinite access to the online training portion of the course, allowing you to revisit the materials at your convenience. This flexibility empowers you to reinforce your learning and continually refine your techniques.
  • Recognizing the significance of ongoing support, we are proud to offer lifetime email support. Our dedicated DAELA Academy staff is readily available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Rest assured that your inquiries will receive prompt attention and assistance.
  • Certainly! Engaging with a live model is crucial for maximizing your potential as a cosmetic tattoo artist. This hands-on component is integral to our in-person courses and plays a pivotal role in your overall success and growth within the industry.
  • During our courses, we prioritize individualized attention and instruction, allowing each student dedicated time to work on the skin. Our expert instructors provide personalized guidance to help you refine your techniques effectively and ensure your progress.
  • It's important to note that while some courses involve shared models, others provide individual models for each student. Our aim is to provide you with ample opportunities to showcase your skills and gain practical experience on real clients. This authentic and immersive learning environment is invaluable for honing your craft and building confidence.
  • We understand the importance of nourishment during your training sessions. To ensure a comfortable and convenient experience, we offer a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch, as well as a variety of beverages.
  • We strive to cater to the dietary needs of all our students. If you have specific dietary concerns or restrictions, please inform us in advance. We are more than happy to accommodate your requirements to the best of our ability. However, if we are unable to meet your specific needs, we will gladly provide recommendations for alternative options or suggest that you bring your own food to ensure your dietary preferences are met.
  • Immerse yourself in our brand new, state-of-the-art private training space conveniently located in downtown Vancouver. Just a short stroll from the waterfront, delightful restaurants, and a selection of hotels, our prime location offers both accessibility and charm.
  • Our training facility provides a captivating environment for your learning experience.
  • Equipped with the latest amenities and modern comforts, our space ensures a seamless and enjoyable training session.
  • During your breaks, take advantage of the nearby waterfront, where you can enjoy scenic walks and breathtaking views. Indulge in the culinary delights offered by the diverse range of renowned restaurants in the vicinity. And rest easy knowing that there are excellent hotels within easy reach to provide you with a comfortable and rejuvenating stay.

801 C Street Suite 200

Vancouver WA 

  • We take pride in offering casual and fun classes that foster a supportive and inclusive community. You are encouraged to dress comfortably for your training sessions, but please note that we capture videos and photos during class for educational purposes.
  • Feel free to express your personal style and dress as you would when working with clients at your own place of business. Whether you prefer jeans or a more unique and funky attire, we embrace individuality and encourage you to be yourself.
  • Our goal is to inspire and empower you throughout your learning journey. Join us at DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo, where you can enjoy a relaxed and engaging atmosphere, dress comfortably, and leave our classes feeling motivated and ready to make a positive impact in the cosmetic tattoo industry.
  • All you need to bring to our classes at DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo is yourself. We take care of providing everything else you'll need for a successful learning experience.
  • For trainees focusing on areola restoration, if you already possess a tattoo machine that you prefer to use, please bring it with you. We will ensure that it is in proper working order for the specific technique. However, it's important to note that bringing a machine is not mandatory, as we supply them to our students.
  • Rest assured that we have you covered with all the necessary equipment and supplies to facilitate your training. Simply come prepared to immerse yourself in the learning process, and we'll take care of the rest.
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