The World's Only Tattoo School has left an indelible mark on its students, propelling those who successfully complete the intense two-week course into a career as a tattoo artist. From disabled veterans to high-school dropouts, students from all walks of life travel to Shreveport, La., to attend the classes taught by Dr. Bill Pogue, the school's owner and lead instructor. This series profiles those hopefuls looking to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to begin a new life in the ultracompetitive tattoo industry. They're given challenges that mimic the situations they may find themselves in as a working tattoo artist, and upon graduation, the student with the best final, original tattoo is gifted with a golden tattoo gun.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Tattoo School - Tattoo - Netflix
A tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. The art of making tattoos is tattooing. Tattoos fall into three broad categories: purely decorative (with no specific meaning); symbolic (with a specific meaning pertinent to the wearer); pictorial (a depiction of a specific person or item). Tattoos have historically been regarded in the West as 'uncivilised', and over the last 100 years the fashion has been associated mainly with sailors, working men and criminals. By the end of the 20th century, many Western stigmas of the tattoo culture had been dismissed, and the practice has become more acceptable and accessible for people of all trades and levels of society.
Tattoo School - Removal - Netflix
While tattoos are considered permanent, it is sometimes possible to remove them, fully or partially, with laser treatments. Typically, black and some colored inks can be removed more completely than inks of other colors. The expense and pain associated with removing tattoos are typically greater than the expense and pain associated with applying them. Pre-laser tattoo removal methods include dermabrasion, salabrasion (scrubbing the skin with salt), cryosurgery and excision—which is sometimes still used along with skin grafts for larger tattoos. These older methods, however, have been nearly completely replaced by laser removal treatment options.
Tattoo School - References - Netflix