Oregon is one of, if not THE strictest in their training requirements for cosmetic and artistic tattoo technicians. There are strict requirements for training, which is actually outlined in the rules and must be followed by all schools. It requires all schools to teach 210 hours of theory and practice before allowing students to work on the public. Then they must complete 160 hours of supervised hands on training on live models including at least 50 completed procedures.
After this they must take a state administered exam to get their certificate that allows them to work. But it doesn’t stop here. They are required to take 10 hours of continuing education every year PLUS they must keep up annual training in blood borne pathogens and maintain their First Aid, CPR/AED certifications.
Judith maintains all of this including attending national or international conferences 3-5 days per year to stay up with current industry changes and modifications. This allows her to bring the very best experiences to her clients both in Portland at Red Lotus Skin Care and at her clinic in Eugene, Esthetics NW.
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I’m looking for ways to get in my continuing education for Oregon tattoo hours so if you know of anywhere i can do online or in person classes I’d really appreciate some help.. Thank you 5416614348 victor
Thanks for your comment. I don’t know of any central posting board for CE classes. I do teach a few continuing ed classes a year, but they are permanent cosmetic oriented. I think attending state meetings or attending trade shows can also count. And of course FirstAid, CPR and Bloodborne pathogens classes are also available and required.