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S. Rene Muzechenko (30 yrs exp)

All of our instructors come from different backgrounds and have a combined experience of over 45 years. Each instructor was trained in Oregon and has worked closely with the Oregon Health Licensing Agency over the past 20 years to make Oregon one of the forerunners in the regulation of tattooing in the nation. Each has a unique style and is fluent in many tattooing styles. We hope to pass on our combined knowledge to each student to keep our industry alive and well in the years to come.

Hot Rod Bettie's Tattoo

School Information

Our facility is equipped with stations for 10 students in a private tattoo lab/classroom. The tattoo lab/classroom is in the back of Hot Rod Bettie’s Tattoo studio (West Salem location). The school shares standard equipment with Hot Rod Bettie’s Tattoo studio and common use items are available to students at any time during school hours. Available are, thermafax, copy machine, light table, computer, internet access, flash, a sterilizer, clean room, and art supplies and a reference library. The full size of the facility is approximately 2000 square feet.

Credit for prior learning may be granted on a case by case basis, providing all documents are approved by the Oregon Health Licensing Agency and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission prior to enrollment.  If you have questions regarding this, feel free to ask. Credit will be given in the form of clock hours.

Enrollment will be accepted no later than 30 days prior to the start of classes with a maximum of 14 students per session.

Our program is designed to provide all students with the theory and hands-on skills necessary to become a qualified entry level tattoo artist in Oregon, according to Oregon laws and rules, as well as industry standards.

If you are interested in learning more about the Oregon Health Licensing Agency and how it is related to tattooing please see the two links below:

Oregon Health Licensing Agency: