LOCATE US
1 Utama Shopping Centre
S226, 2nd Floor , Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03 – 7731 6662

Mid Valley Megamall
T -071 ,Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 – 2201 1802

Why Us

The First Structured Tattoo Academy in Malaysia – we have been in Malaysia since 1995.

Our International & Local Graduates have gone on to establish solid careers and businesses in the Art of Tattooing.

Why Do The Course

Gain a portable skill u can use globally

Help pay for your education

Travel the world paid by your skills

Own biz etc as per current copy

Why be an ink artist

Becoming a tattoo artist can be a satisfying, lucrative and energizing career path especially if you are not keen on the daily grind of a 9-5 job.   The demand for good tattoo artists is higher than ever.

Tattoo Artists generally love their jobs for the Work life balance and ability to work at your own pace

Overview

Creativity, Art & International Experience We understand that a tattoo is a permanent and personal piece of artwork that you wear on your body.   It is a creative form of expression.

 

We select and nurture our Artists for their artistic flair and creativity.

In addition, we bring our top artists to international conventions.  Our Artists have created customised art tattoos in multiple countries adhering to and obtaining relevant qualifications in London, Australia, Amsterdam, Frankfurt.  We believe that their international experience and exposure to various art forms and trends will help them suggest and tailor creative pieces for you.

 

Strict Hygiene Standards

Your safety and health are our key priorities.  We are well aware that skin penetration carries risks of disease as micro organisms can enter the body when the skin barrier is broken.  We believe that any procedure that involves skin penetration must adhere to strict infection prevention controls and measures.   Although not a requirement in this country, our Principal has been certified by the International Board of Medicine and Surgery  and has passed  courses on Blood Borne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases.

 

We pride ourselves on our internal strict hygiene standards.  We guarantee that our needles are disposed and never re-used thus reducing risk of contamination.  At Dragonfly, our Artists are always gloved and must follow hygiene standard operating procedures. Our ink clinics are regularly disinfected and all artists have separate work stations with their own equipment.

About the Trainers

Helen Hew- A Malaysian artist,tattoo artist,entreprenuer,ceo ,creative director, trainer at Dragonfly Tattoo Studios and Academy.

Listed in Malaysias Top 100  tattoo artist.

Featured in many media coverage.

Marcus Cheaw – Master Tattoo Artist, Artist, Trainer at Dragonfly Tattoo Studios and Academy.

Listed in Malaysia top 100 Tattoo artist.

Time Out Magazine featured artist.

Teo Phoy Huan – A experienced art teacher ,tattoo artist, artist,mother,business owner and trainer at Dragonfly Tattoo Academy.

Terence Trawlery _ Award winning Tattoo Artist.(special guest)

Mabel Phang – Life coach

Batman Nathan – Piercer,Business development manager

Opportunities at Dragonfly

  • International Exposure : At Dragonfly, we believe that our top artists should be exposed internationally to various artforms and latest trends.  We pay for our top artists to go to and participate in International Conventions.  In the past 5 years, we have brought our artists to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London,Australia.

 

  • Apprenticeship & Mentoring : The route to becoming a successful tattoo artist involves hard work and patience.  To refine your skills, you need to work under the guidance and mentorship of a Master.   Not all masters are willing to guide and mentor.  At Dragonfly, should you be selected as an apprentice,  we will handhold and guide you along your path to becoming an experienced tattoo artist.You will also have the opportunity to follow senior artist and have hands on skills improvement.

 

  • Testimonials : Terence Angel Fox.Tracie Khor. Cindy Phang.Irwin Chew.Mariam.Niloufar.( to get life testimonial)

Courses that we offer

10 day Intensive Course

RM5,000 inclusive of starter kit
Each class is limited to 5 students per intake
All students will be given a starter kit- Basic tattoo machine,tattoo powerbox,tattoo cord,footswitch,one set of needles and disposable tubes, ink caps,training skins,basic black ink,apron.
You will have an allocated workstation at our Academy for the first part of the course where you will learn all hygiene aspects of tattooing, needles, correct usage of equipment, grips, you will eventually tattoo on synthetic skin
You will also complete a short guided 2-3 day apprenticeship at one of our outlets as part of the course
This course provides you with the basic knowledge you need to start an apprenticeship en route to becoming a full fledged artist
Upon completion, you will receive a certification by Dragonfly Academy which is recognized by the Malaysian Tattoo Arts Association.
Sit for a test to qualify for an apprenticeship at one of Dragonfly’s outlets

10 day Advanced One to One Course

In addition to the coursework that we offer at our10days intensive course, we assess your abilities and knowledge then tailor and focus on additional aspects of tattooing based on our gap analysis. We fine tune your skills and focus on your style. You have the sole attention and guidance of your trainer.

  • All students will be given a starter kit- Intermediate tattoo machine, tattoo powerbox, tattoo cord, footswitch, one set of needles and disposable tubes, ink caps, training skins, basic black ink, apron.
  • You will have an allocated workstation at our Academy for the first part of the course where you will learn all hygiene aspects of tattooing, needles, correct usage of equipment, grips, you will eventually tattoo on synthetic skin
  • You will also complete a short guided 2-3 day apprenticeship at one of our outlets as part of the course
  • This course provides you with the basic knowledge you need to start an apprenticeship en route to becoming a full fledged artist

Upon completion, you will

  • Receive certification by Dragonfly Academy which is recognized by the Malaysian Tattoo Arts Association
  • Limited edition Dragonfly Tattoo Tshirt
  • Undertake a test to Qualify for an apprenticeship at one of Dragonfly’s outlets or its affiliates
  • Gain access to our internal Dragonfly marketing and promotional schemes

Course Intakes for 2017

10 DAYS INTENSIVE COURSE

Days 1-7 (11am-5pm)

  • Tattoo machines – how they operate and the difference between machines i.e. liners, shaders, rotary, etc.
  • Needles and the different jobs they do.
  • Inks and shading inks.
  • How to get an image from paper to skin ready to tattoo techniques
  • Solutions, creams, cleaning supplies
  • Maintenance of machinery
  • Setting up the machines and including choosing the right machines for the tattoo, getting comfortable with the right grips and selecting the right tube for the needle
  • Making a design and getting knowledge of how to get design from paper to skin
  • Cleaning and preparation of skin prior to tattooing i.e. shave hair, clean skin, apply stencil fluid and etc.
  • Recapping on sterilization and the importance of a clean sanitized studio
  • Actual tattooing on practice skin
  • Soft Skills? (read – what I wish I knew about tattoo artists before becoming one) eg you will spend a large amount of time being a therapist, you need to work really hard and practice a lot,

 

Days 8-10 (10am-10pm).

  • Apprenticeship at an actual tattoo studio
  • You will watch and follow a Master at work
  • There may be a possibility for you to tattoo on an actual living person if we are able to find volunteers..

 

Price at RM 5,000 per pax