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Remove the Risk

Who would be interested in, a nationally accredited tattoo qualification, with a formal training / apprenticeship opportunities for a position within the tattoo industry?

We all have an experience to speak of in the Tattoo industry and I am sincerely hoping most of them are positive.

I absolutely adore my trade as a tattoo artist. I was taught the integrity of passing on the trade skillsets, hoping to honor my own teachers, Rob and Noel.

Learning the trade of tattooing did not come easily for me, there is no set format. My way to overcome some of the industry atrocities I've encountered is to try and influence a better way for artists. This is tough as the industry has archaic and unfair mechanisms and egos who maybe a little afraid of change. I’d like to make it clear, there isn’t any cause for concern. My intended Gov’t submissions will only be beneficial to the industry, that I love. 

Time and progression have been wonderful for the industry of tattooing and many true artists have been born as the artistic ability today is limitless. This paired with trade expansions, such as Ink pay, finance for your tattoo, Ink and pigment governance removing any toxicity risk, and state dividing regulations. It is only fair that the industry diversifies and offers the opportunity for a nationally recognized Tattoo accreditation and proof of competency, removing the risk within the Tattoo industry. And placing it firmly within the retail act which would intern see basic business benefits open to the trades which are currently not available due to the 'High Risk' nature. 


Please share with me your consideration if you have the time and wouldn’t mind?

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Survey Terms and Conditions

This survey is run by Erika Armstrong Online, Artist and Owner of Black Widow Tattoo Gold Coast. By participating in the Survey, Participants agree to these Terms.

If there is a dispute about the conduct of the Survey (including the identity of a Recipient) please contact myself and if you do not wish to communicate with me, please contact - Queensland Fair Trading.



I will deal with all personally identifying information which Participants provide to me in accordance with the terms and conditions state here. All information is treated with the utmost confidence. In addition to collecting, storing & using the information provided, the information collation, sole purpose is to be offered in support for government submissions. In confidence the information may be shared with other professional tattoo industry trustees.


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