Tattoo Artistry

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media
Programme Co-ordinator: Fiona Power
Award Code: 5M5048

Programme Description: This is a one-year, full-time programme that affords students the opportunity to develop their creativity, tattoo artistry skills and own artistic identity. Students may further their experience in the Tattoo Industry through a work experience placement. This course is a stepping stone to employment in a Tattoo Parlour. An apprenticeship as a Tattoo Artist or setting up a business. Progression to third level is an option, such as Art, Craft & Design colleges and various Media courses around the country.

Component Awards:

  • Illustration (5N1288)
  • Drawing (5N1862)
  • Design Skills (5N0784)
  • Advertising (5N0748)
  • Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734)
  • Customer Service (5N0972)
  • Start your own Business (5N1418)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)


  • Learners have the opportunity to progress to a wide range of creative programmes at higher level.
  • Employment opportunities in a wide range of disciplines such as:
    • Tattoo Parlours
    • Tattoo Apprenticeships
    • Illustration
    • Art & Design Businesses
    • Art & Design Galleries and Museums
    • Visual Communications
    • Visual Art Teaching