“It Takes 3,000 to 5,000 repetitions to burn a movement into your body’s muscle memory.”
It has become increasingly more difficult to teach beginner permanent cosmetic tattoo artists ever since the economic crash in 2008. Traditionally, conventional tattoo artists will apprentice for a minimum of one to three years before achieving a level considered to be a tattoo artist.
2012 escalated the problem for John Hashey’s Advanced School of Permanent Cosmetics. Students that have graduated as well as those unwilling to complete the training go into the public as a new artist and perform procedures far beyond their skill set. This adds to the continued epidemic of poor quality work for the public and destroyed faces.
The methods of instruction and practice developed by John Hashey have proven to produce outstanding permanent cosmetic artists. Before accepting any student, the school completely explains the program and has every enrolled student sign a document confirming this fact.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. It has been said that it requires 3,000 to 5,000 repetitions to develop “muscle memory” or subconscious response to external stimuli. While we know that our brain is only part of our body that has the ability to retain memory, the consistent application and practice of these active skills allows us the ability to incorporate them into our daily cosmetic and conventional process for safe quality results.
If a student does not wish to complete this process, have they chosen the wrong training? On the other hand, following the process will more than likely end with the student becoming an outstanding artist.
Any student that chooses not to follow the school program (it is John Hashey’s firm belief in this necessary journey), and that student performs any cosmetic tattooing outside of the program that they are not qualified to do by school diploma, has chosen to separate the relationship with the school and John Hashey.
The belief in preserving this important art and safe cosmetic and conventional tattooing will not be degraded for the sake of money or the expense of some persons face!