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Covering Tattoos for Makeup Artists

We’re counting down the days until our workshops start with Thom Suprenant.

And the one I’m most excited for is definitely his Covering Tattoo’s Workshop. While I don’t consider myself a special fx artist, I had to turn down not one, but THREE brides this summer because I wasn’t able to confidently offer them tattoo coverage as a service. I mean I can do it… but on the most important day of their life while wearing a white dress…. I wasn’t confident enough in my skill set.

I spoke with Alabama makeup artist, Bobbie Leigh, a former student of Thomas, about her experience learning from him and using his paints to cover tattoo’s. Crediting Thom and his product line with her success she said, “The products really make temporarily erasing a tattoo so easy… It looks and feels like their skin! She was able to have the dress she wanted without the fear of the makeup coming off even after all the hugs and best wishes!”

And while she had a lot of great things to say, I think it was the images she passed on that spoke volumes.


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As tattoo’s become more and more commonplace, so too does the need for makeup artists to learn how to cover them. Whether an add on service for brides or working with models and actresses, knowing how to confidently (and quickly!) cover tattoo’s is becoming an expectation for makeup artists. Particularly in smaller markets where seeing tattoo’s isn’t as common.

Thomas will be joining us on Sunday November 10th at IMATS Toronto to do a live demonstration on covering tattoo’s. Then on November 13th he’ll be holding a 4hr workshop in downtown Toronto.

If you’d like to join us for the workshop, you can sign up online, at the store, or even during IMATS this weekend!

Here are the details!

Covering Tattoo’s - 4hrs

Wednesday November 13th 2pm – 6pm OR
Sunday November 17th 2pm – 6pm

As tattoo’s become increasingly common among the general population, so to does the need for makeup artists to cover them. This course will focus on long lasting and effective coverage for both film and television and bridal.

** Students will work hands on, along side Thom while practicing on in-class models to cover their tattoos.