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Requirements for Students

Business Basics DOES NOT require any machine experience, but the Scars and Acne, Stretch Marks, Radiation courses DO require knowing how to use your tattoo machine and are video-learning intensive.

Some students without experience have been enrolling, as there is unlimited access to the program, meaning they can expose themselves to the content now, and then revisit it later as they get more advanced in the tattoo industry. With lifetime access, we’re proud to provide some learning flexibility.

With that said, please be aware of our NO REFUND policy and that you will NOT be able to practice and perform the services learned in Scars and Acne, Stretch Marks, Radiation courses until you know how to use a tattoo machine.

There are many ways and places to get tattoo machine experience. Lots of cosmetic tattoo artists start with by taking an eyebrow microblading or lip shader courses. There are online and classroom trainings available, and locating a classroom near you is Jody’s recommended way to start.

Jody herself first picked up the machine to start her career at BioTouch Institute under Lisa Lam in Vancouver, BC. Jody highly recommends the permanent makeup and cosmetic tattooing certification here. If you’re located outside of Canada, try researching a reputable “permanent makeup”or “cosmetic tattoo” school in your area to get started.

To learn more about Jody’s journey and education to understand where she went and who she partnered with to get her experience, please click here.

Like anything else, it really depends on how much you practice! Getting confident in paramedical tattooing skills will take time, especially in the more advanced cases and techniques. However, there are many procedures you will feel confident in doing right away after taking the course. Line up a few friends or family members to practice on and get ready to change lives with paramedical tattoos!

The supplies you need will be covered in detail in the Business Basics course with a brief review in Scars and Acne and Stretch Marks courses. Jody Stoski’s set-up tray includes a Tattoo machine, Needles, Barrier film, Clip cords, Alcohol, Cotton rounds, Q-tips, Unscented baby wipes, Witchhazel, Vaseline, Bandages, Aftercare ointment, Cavi wipes and Spray.

For all the supplies you need to get started with your career in paramedical tattooing, Jody has teamed up with Hyve Beauty to create a Paramedical Tattoo Supply Starter Kit. Shop now and code “JODY15” for 15% off!

Yes, you do. The Business Basics course will cover all items such as insurance with tips like shopping around to get the best price. Jody Stoski uses Sound Insurance. Please go to Google and search tattoo insurance with your location as a starting point. You may even want to search on LinkedIn and DM people directly. It is important you do your own research for your area and make the right choice for yourself.

The microneedling taught in Jody Stoski Paramedical Tattoo Academy is for tattoo artists with a minimum of 1 year tattoo machine experience, regardless of aesthetic experience. Please check local regulations as some states, like Texas, may require formal medical training for micro needling, whereas other states or countries like Canada do not.

Inks, Pigments

Yes, for each Paramedical Tattoo procedure shown in the course, Jody Stoski describes what needle and depth is being used in detail.

Needle configurations are the same for paramedical tattooing as cosmetic or graphic tattooing. The most popular cartridges are Mags and Shaders, including 5 round, 7 magnum curved, 9 round 13 magnum curve.

Jody Stoski’s needle cartridges of choice:
5 & 9 round shader, best used for thinner scars and to deposit more ink.
7 & 13 magnum best used for larger scars and to deposit a softer color.

All needle configurations used in the course videos will be noted within Scars course and Acne and Stretch Marks course.

For all the supplies you need to get started with your career in paramedical tattooing, Jody has teamed up with Hyve Beauty to create a Paramedical Tattoo Supply Starter Kit. Shop now and code “JODY15” for 15% off!

When working slowly often one pass can be enough, but each case is unique! Once you clean or blot the area you’ll be able to tell if more pigment needs to be deposited, and you can certainly go over it again – but don’t go more than three times as it will over work the area.

Most commonly, you will be using a circular pattern when camouflaging a scar, however there are always variables to consider so please refer to Jody Stoski’s Paramedical Tattoo Academy’s Scar Camouflage course and Acne and Stretch Marks course for the answer to this question.

Feel free to choose colors from your preferred ink brand and supplier.

As for Jody’s favourite pigments, this will be covered in ALL paid Paramedical Tattoo Academy courses slide presentations and videos. You can expect Jody to name the brands of all of her favourite products, in addition to needle depths, speed, and cartridges too.

For all the supplies you need to get started with your career in paramedical tattooing, Jody has teamed up with Hyve Beauty to create a Paramedical Tattoo Supply Starter Kit. Shop now and code “JODY15” for 15% off!

For Jody’s preferred pigment lines, please see:

Business Basics

Absolute Minimums

Equipment and Supplies – Slide 1

Scars

Introduction to Scars

Treatment How To Color Matching – Introduction to Scars – Part 3, Slide 5

Acne, Stretch Marks + Radiation Markers

Stretch Marks

Color Matching – Slide 1

The ink used for micropigmentation is considered permanent, whereas microblading ink is not, because the depth the ink is deposited in microblading is not as deep, and tattoo machines can deposit a more saturated ink as compared to a blade.

This question is covered in the Business Basics course, Scars course, as well as Acne and Stretch Marks course. Paramedical Tattoo inks are designed to be in the clients’ body forever, just like a body art tattoo. However, the more you dilute your inks, the less likely they are to stay for long periods of time, and touch ups may be required. The more diluted the pigment, the less ink is in the skin, and the higher chance of a touchup being required.

Variables like the person (every body is unique), their lifestyle (do they tan a lot) and the specific procedure (location of body and type of skin in that area) may result in the need for a touchup. While it’s not the same as cosmetic tattooing as in you may see your client every 1-3 years, it is similar to body tattooing where it’s permanent, but touch-ups can “refresh” the look.

Courses, Curriculum, Certificates

When enrolling in any Jody Stoski Paramedical Tattoo Academy courses, you are paying for the course, with no equipment included. Courses include the online content only, which include text slides, videos, and quizzes. With that said, Jody has partnered with Hyve Beauty to create a Paramedical Tattoo Starter Kit with all the products and tools you will need to perform paramedical procedures! This Starter Kit is an additional cost outside of the Jody Stoski Paramedical Tattoo course and can be purchased HERE.Please use discount code JODY15 to receive a 15% discount on Hyve Beauty purchases.

Acne and Stretch Marks tends to appeal to 18-30 year old women, Radiation Marker camouflage opens you to a community of cancer survivors, and Scars can open your practice to a huge demographic of men and women of all ages who have had surgeries, accidents, and more.

Each course has a complete breakdown of what is included in the curriculum. The bundle is the best bang for your buck if you know that you will eventually want to learn all procedures. You’ll ease in with Business Basics that will help get you excited and motivated and talk about things like insurance, getting clients, etc. then you’ll dive deep into the most intensive course, Scars that’s very comprehensive and information rich, followed by Acne, Stretch Marks, and Radiation Markers that will build on your learning in scars.

To maximize your clinic’s revenue, we definitely recommend taking all 3 courses, but if only one of the courses speaks to you there is an a la carte option.

Keep in mind there are also payment plan options!

The Paramedical Tattoo Academy Business Basics course is the shortest of all courses and can be completed over 1-3 hours depending on your learning style. This course includes approximately:
• 8 minutes of video
• 89 slides
• 23 quiz questions

The Paramedical Tattoo Academy Scar Camouflage course is the longest of all courses and can be completed over 5-10 hours depending on your learning style. This course is extremely in-depth and is recommended to be tackled in chunks over a few days to help digest each piece of information covered. The course is segmented into an introduction to all types of scars, how to colour match, and then how to actually treat scars including video cases of surgical scars, burns, skin grafts, and self harm scars, topped off with video cases where before and afters are illustrated with procedure notes including machine speed and needle depth. This course includes approximately:
• 2 hours of video
• 98 slides
• 40 quiz questions

The Paramedical Tattoo Academy Acne, Stretch Marks, and Radiation Marker Camouflage course is a mid-length course that can be 2-4 hours depending on your learning style. This course includes approximately:
• 30 minutes of video
• 57 slides
• 41 quiz questions

If you’re considering taking all 3 Paramedical Tattoo Academy courses… Good choice! This is the best bang for your buck, AND ensures you are covered in every aspect of paramedical tattooing, feeling truly well-rounded and confident to take on the world of paramedical tattooing. Starting with Paramedical Tattoo Business Basics, and then progressing to Scars, followed by Acne, Stretch Marks, and Radiation Markers, it is best to budget 1 week to digest all of this information. The Scars and Acne, Stretch Marks, Radiation course will have some overlap – particularly surrounding colour matching and pigment dilution, so you may be able to glaze over this section before you get into the cases if you’re doing the bundle.

Overall you can expect 2+ hours of unique video, 200+ unique slides, and 75+ unique quiz questions to earn your certification. For most people, this will take anywhere for 8-16 uninterrupted hours to complete! Watch, read, re-watch and re-read to make the most of your learning experience.

Once a course is purchased, you enjoy 1 full year access to the content.

It is highly recommended that you take the Business Basics course, as no other course goes into the same depth about client relations and the importance of the consult and client waiver as related to the legal side of paramedical tattoo. This course will also give you some great marketing tips and touch on things you may not think of when setting up your clinic.

A lip graft case is covered in the Scars course.

The Scars course does include how to camouflage scars on the areola left from a breast augmentation in the surgical scars section. It does not however cover 3D areola tattooing following a mastectomy, but a 3D Areola Tattoo course is in the works for release in 2021!

At this time, there are no courses for Vitiligo camouflage. While Jody does treat Vitiligo in her clinic, it is a very sensitive condition with many evaluation factors to consider before treating, and each client is unique in how they may respond. This is a course that is being considered pending further thought.

Yes! Please enjoy the video compilation below made up of reviews submit by real students in the course, here.

Yes, you will receive a digital personalized certificate that can be printed at home after completing any Jody Stoski Paramedical Tattoo Academy courses. Certificates are distributed by email typically within 48 hours of course completion.

Note: If you have selected a monthly payment program your certificate will not be issued before final payment has been received.

Client Health, Medications, Releases

Client Release Form is available in ALL Paramedical Tattoo Academy courses.

• Client Consultations are covered in depth in the Business Basics course. The Client Release Form can be found in the Absolute Minimums section of Business Basics.

• The Client Release Form is also found in the Acne, Stretch Mark, Radiation Marker course in the Acne section and Consultations subsection.

• Within the Scars Course, the Client Release Form can be found in the Introduction to Scars section and How to Assess subsection.

All courses can be purchased individually for $1517 total, or together as a Bundle for $1199. Payment plans are also available. What ever course you choose to take, the Client Release Form is available. For the most in-depth information about how to conduct client consults Business Basics is the best choice.

As covered in Business Basics and the consultation processes of Scars and Acne, Stretch Marks, Radiation Markers – you must always go over the clients medical history. If they have any sort of medical condition or are on any medications you are unsure about, please consult their doctor before proceeding.

It is recommended to wait 1 year after the client has stopped taking Accutane to perform a paramedical tattoo procedure, especially if it’s acne microneedling on their face. However, if the client is on a maintenance dose of 20mg or less, it should be safe to proceed with the camouflage procedure on their body. Please make sure to talk to your client about their experience on Accutane and how it has affected their skin sensitivity as everyone is different. To be as safe as possible, you can have your client talk to their prescribing physician as well.

Pricing Your Services

Pricing for the procedures in Jody Stoski’s Paramedical Tattoo Academy courses are included on a case-by-case basis and a guideline of prices to help you get started are available in the Business Basics course in Client Relations – Treatment Options, Expectation Management, Risk Management – Slide 3.

Sessions required depends on depth of scarring or wrinkles and size of the area. For best results Jody recommends at least 2 treatments. For deep scarring/wrinkles you may want 3 or 4. It is suggested you offer a bundle price, or X price for first treatment and Y for each additional treatment.

How much you will make depends on where you live, how much you charge for your services, and the frequency of appointments you have. Jody Stoski has a FREE course that goes in-depth on how you can get your first client here.

Location, Languages

Jody Stoski Paramedical Tattoo Academy courses are all ONLINE ONLY. Sign up and access course content from the comfort of your own home with 1 year access. Please note that you will not receive one-on-one training with Jody Stoski or any other paramedical tattoo artist.

At this time, no. However we would like to provide the courses in more languages and share our skills with even more people, so we invite you to please REQUEST A LANGUAGE for translation here.

Tattoo Machines, Needles

Any style rotary machine will work for the micropigmentation procedures learned in Jody Stoski Paramedical Tattoo Academy.

Needle cartridges fit universally across this class of machine. The key requirements of the machine selected is that they should have a voltage range of 6-12 volts (industry standard), a stroke length of 3mm is optimal (up to 4mm is fine as well).

Jody Stoski uses two different machines. The Cheyenne Hawk tattoo machine and the OMNIA Wireless rotary device in her training videos. The Cheyenne machine is available to purchase online, along with needle cartridges at cheyennetattoo.com while the OMNIA Wireless is currently unavailable. However it’s best to stick with the machine and brand you are used to and feel most comfortable using.

For microneedling specifically, you may also use the following options found on Amazon:

Yes, for each Paramedical Tattoo procedure shown in the course, Jody Stoski describes what needle and depth is being used in detail.

Needle configurations are the same for paramedical tattooing as cosmetic or graphic tattooing. The most popular cartridges are Mags and Shaders, including 5 round, 7 magnum curved, 9 round 13 magnum curve.

Jody Stoski’s needle cartridges of choice:
5 & 9 round shader, best used for thinner scars and to deposit more ink.
7 & 13 magnum best used for larger scars and to deposit a softer color.

All needle configurations used in the course videos will be noted within Scars course and Acne and Stretch Marks course.

For all the supplies you need to get started with your career in paramedical tattooing, Jody has teamed up with Hyve Beauty to create a Paramedical Tattoo Supply Starter Kit. Shop now and code “JODY15” for 15% off!

When working slowly often one pass can be enough, but each case is unique! Once you clean or blot the area you’ll be able to tell if more pigment needs to be deposited, and you can certainly go over it again – but don’t go more than three times as it will over work the area.

Most commonly, you will be using a circular pattern when camouflaging a scar, however there are always variables to consider so please refer to Jody Stoski’s Paramedical Tattoo Academy’s Scar Camouflage course and Acne and Stretch Marks course for the answer to this question.

For the Cheyene Hawk Pen the speed settings range from 60-120 which equates to a voltage range of 6-12 volts. For the Omnia Wireless pen the speed setting range from 6-12 which is directly relates to a range of 6-12 volts, which is industry standard for rotary machines.

Jody recommends contacting your tattoo machine supplier to source 36 pins, or shopping on Amazon.

This information is provided to students in the Art of Camouflage courses.

More Supplies, Numbing, Aftercare

Jody Stoski recommends to only use numbing if ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. That means only if your client has a pain level of 8 or higher with the procedure and is not comfortable enough to proceed without.

The most sensitive area in paramedical tattooing is usually the lips. More often, clients getting procedures on any other areas can withstand the pain.

If you or your client feels that numbing is required, as it will allow you to finish the procedure quickly and more accurately (less moving from client) a local anesthetic or numbing agent is recommended. For a client who is nervous or has a low pain threshold, Jody recommends Anesten unless the skin has been opened – you will need a topical that is suited for that.

Anesten may be purchased directly from www.anestencream.com
Anesten needs 20 minutes to sink into the skin and is stronger with 12% lidocaine.
It cannot be used on open skin.

Bactine is also a spray option that can be used immediately and during a procedure only 2% lidocaine.Bactine helps “take the bite out” of any procedure, and is available at your local pharmacy or drug store.

Please refer to your Scars course for more information.

You will always need a lubricant to get the needles moving at the start. Use a small amount of vaseline or choice of lubricant to get started. Once you have made one or two passes, the plasma and pin prick bleeding surface and will keep the needles lubricated so you can use that to move your needles around. This practice will also redeposit the blood and plasma back into the skin for an even better result (similar concept to a vampire facial).

Silicone is mentioned in the Scars course as a product that is effective at both preventing and healing scars. It works by creating a protective layer over the scar, to help retain the moisture that the skin needs to heal. Silicone is best absorbed with medium pressure.

Aftercare protocol for paramedical tattoos will always depend on the specific procedure and client. Please click here for an example aftercare sheet, or reference your Business Basics, Scars, or Acne and Stretch Marks course and the specific case videos.

For micropigmentation procedures: At her clinic, Jody Stoski has her own “aftercare” ointment product that she gives to all of her clients for scar camouflage and cosmetic tattoo procedures. It is a proprietary mixture she mixes and distributes to her clients in small containers that is not currently available for resale. However, if you are interested in a medicated aftercare product like Jody’s, just talk to your local compounding pharmacy and ask for a cortisone & triple antibiotic mix. These active ingredients will only make up 10% of the aftercare and are to be mixed with a salve or cream base.

If you already have a favourite aftercare product you provide for cosmetic tattoo procedures you can also continue to use this, OR a basic non-scented lotion to keep things simple for your client! Keeping the area moist and free of additional ingredients to heal is the main priority.
Damaged skin needs moisture to heal, as dry skin has tiny cracks that can allow bacteria to enter — this can slow down healing by causing further inflammation.

For microneedling procedures: For acne specifically, Jody chooses an unscented lotion like Lubriderm. If the client is oily and concerned about further breakouts, go with something oil-free. The most important part of healing from acne microneedling is no makeup or direct sun on the face for 48 hours. After day 5 clients can use a silicone based product like Cicaplast if they wish to speed up healing. For a stretch marks procedure where only microneedling has been used, follow the same with Lubriderm or Cicaplast.

A 7-day aftercare regime typically covers the scabbing and skin healing period. While true color may not not appear until after 7 days, the need for ointment is most important in the most 7 days.

For aftercare, please see:

Acne, Stretch Marks, and Radiation Markers – Acne – Supplies, Needle Configurations, Risks, and Aftercare – slide 5 – Other Setup Supplies
Acne, Stretch Marks, and Radiation Markers – Acne – Supplies, Needle Configurations, Risks, and Aftercare – slide 9 – Acne Microneedling Aftercare

When the area is flat (ex. arm, thigh, calve) a Tegaderm bandage is great option to provide a low maintenance and bacteria-free heal for the client.

If the area is bumpy or has too many curves (ex. elbow, knee, arm pit) the bandage will not adhere to it. If it is a highly visible (ex. eyebrow, lip, neck, chin) the client will also not wish to wear the bandage. In this case, aftercare ointment would be most appropriate.

Please note Tegaderm bandages will not stick with aftercare ointment so it’s one or the other.

Yes, these products serve the same purpose. Saniderm is typically found in larger sizes.

We recommend at least 85% Witch Hazel. Look at the ingredient label and you will find active ingredient: Witch Hazel, and inactive ingredient: ethyl alcohol and sometimes water. You can purchase Witch Hazel at vitamin shops or at Amazon here.

Here are a couple examples of Witch Hazel brands used at Cinnamon Girl Clinic:

The answer to this question can be found in:
⁃Acne, Stretch Marks, + Radiation Markers – Acne – Supplies, Needle Configurations, Risks, and Aftercare – Slide 6
⁃Scars – Introduction to Scars section – Treatment How To Pigment Dilution and Cheat Sheets subsection – Slide 17

Serum may be used as a substitute for Vaseline. It is just important you have lubrication to help move your needles.

Coupons, Discounts, Refunds

Yes, Jody Stoski offers some free Paramedical Tattoo clips in her Academy. These are non-certification courses that are very brief – they DO NOT include written course presentations or quizzes like the paid courses do, but can help to give you a sense of what Jody’s personality and videos may be like. You can find them here. You can also follow Jody on Instagram @jodystoski where she posts lots of useful content and behind the scenes clips!

The best value for Paramedical Tattoo Academy courses is to purchase the 3-Course Bundle which will save you $318 total compared to purchasing the courses individually.

The Business Basics is $169 USD upfront.

The Scars course is $849 USD upfront, or 3 payments of $339 USD

The Acne, Stretch Marks + Radiation Marker course is $499 USD upfront, or 3 payments of $199 USD

The 3-Course Bundle is $1199 USD upfront, or 3 payments of $479 USD

Areolas Uncomplicated is $499 USD upfront, or 3 payments of $199 USD.

Yes, Jody Stoski offers some free Paramedical Tattoo clips in her Academy. These are non-certification courses that are very brief – they DO NOT include written course presentations or quizzes like the paid courses do, but can help to give you a sense of what Jody’s personality and videos may be like. You can find them here. You can also follow Jody on Instagram @jodystoski where she posts lots of useful content and behind the scenes clips!

Prior to course payment, you will be given the option to enter a coupon code here:

The discount associated with the coupon code will update the total price of the course(s) you are purchasing.

No Refunds After Enrolment
On-line certification training courses are not eligible for refunds, cancellations, or transfers. A course is considered activated once a student registers and pays for the course and creates an account in the online school. No exceptions. If you have a question about any courses, please consider them prior to enrolling. If you do not see your question on this page,  just submit the FAQ form below for a reply!

Case-Specific Questions

The answer to this question is found in the Scars Course under Surgical Scars with the first case that involves camouflaging breast scars. Typically you should not go deeper than 3mm, but there are some exceptions. Please refer back to your Scars course presentation for more information.

Please refer to Jody Stoski’s Paramedical Tattoo Academy’s Scar Camouflage course for the answer to this question.

The answer to this question can be found in the Scars course – Introduction To Scars – Scar Consultation – Slide 2.

Yes, sometimes microneedling or micropigmentation can need a few sessions; it depends on how big and deep the scars are. Following up with your client (as discussed in Business Basics) is key – and you should always check in on how the area healed and how happy they are with the progress. Typically you don’t get much improvement after 3 sessions. Don’t forget to inform them of timeline possibility in your initial consult.

Yes, this is normal. Skin can remain swollen and raised for up to a week in some sensitive cases.

You should know your pigments well and always proceed with caution. Patch tests are the safest first step. Test your pigment on a small area (not the entire area to be camouflaged) and have the client come back after it’s healed to see how the color is. Cross reference with your notes, and make any adjustments then.

Dry needling is a term that might be used by a physiotherapist referring to an acupuncture-like deep treatment for muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction.

Microneedling on the other hand is a treatment provided by aestheticians that uses much smaller needles to create microscopic punctures in top layers of the skin to boost collagen production which helps treat scarring from acne, stretch marks, burns, and more.

Cinnamon Girl Clinic and Jody Stoski Paramedical Tattoo Academy covers microneedling, and NOT dry needling.

Student Support, Photo Use + Marketing Materials

Please know that due to the volume of students enrolled in the academy, one on one support is NOT included. You do not have a direct line to Jody or any other Paramedical Tattoo Academy instructors.

As a student of the Academy you will have access to a Private Facebook Group in which students and course instructors collaborate and share feedback/guidance on case-specific queries. Proceed to the Academy Facebook Page, and join Jody Stoski Paramedical Tattoo Academy Private Student Facebook  group.

Alternatively, you can submit questions via the online form on our website (below) and they will be responded to within 72 hours. Our student support team will help you find the answers to questions on the FAQ page, in the course, or speak directly with instructors to provide you with the best answers possible.

Before reaching out to our dedicated support team the FAQ page you are on is your best resource, as we feel most questions have been answered here! Please, always check for your question here first. Then, if you do not see it use the form below to ask and have it answered!

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