Training – North London & Central London.

Get trained by the best and start earning £200+ a hour!

The UK’s leading scar camouflage training course.  UK accredited to CPD standards.  Start training online today for as little as £333 with Klarna instalments.  The classroom module is taken by a qualified teacher with ongoing support after completion.

Brazilian Stretch Marks & Scar Camouflage Masterclasses

Tattooing historically has been used for body art but in recent years it’s application has been noted for the amazing results it brings on covering all types of scars and pigmentation issues on the skin.

Scars, stretch marks etc can have a serious impact on someone’s self-esteem. This treatment can literally change someone’s life.

The insertion of a colour-matched skin tone ink helps hide unwanted scarring and pigmentation and it is not affected by sun exposure. It can also last 8-10 years!

We will reveal tools and techniques to get amazing results on your clients.

The course includes:

  • Health & Safety / Cross contamination safety requirements etc
  • Fitzpatrick skin types
  • Colour matching & theory
  • Treatment Areas
  • Stretch marks tattoo camouflage
  • Scar camouflage tattooing
  • MCA Dry-needling / Microneedling
  • Anatomy of Skin and how the treatment works
  • Consultations
  • Contraindications
  • Aftercare
  • Practise on latex
  • Practise on real models
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • A printed manual 
  • Day 3 dedicated for practice on live models

Course dates and locations:

Brazilian Stretch Marks & Scar Tattoo Camouflage & Dry-needling Training

Trainer: Zena Bratcher

Location: Module 1 – Online.  Module 2, classroom days – Finsbury Circus, London Liverpool Street, OR Chris & Son’s Enfield

Dates: Classroom practical days are fully booked for April so the next available dates will be May 2021.

Students are required to take Module 1 online before attending the 2 classroom days


Price for 3 day course:

£2249-£2399 for x1 day online module, plus x2 classroom days, covering theory and practical experience.  You can split your payments and pay for just Module 1 now and pay for Module 2 when you are ready for your classroom days.


The online module contains all the information you need to know to get started, including videos, illustrations and assessment. On successful completion of the online module, you can proceed to join one of our classes for colour theory and mixing, practice first on fake skin, and then live models.  If you do not live in the UK and are not able to get to London, we can arrange the live practical days over Zoom or Skype – please contact us on how this will work.  You will need to have done live training to gain your Certificate of Attendance.  You can then proceed to complete 5 case studies to achieve your Certificate of Excellence.

Optional pre-prepared kit is available as a package separately so you are ready to go with everything you need at £1150 (optional – you will receive a list of everything you need otherwise). Please note if you already do SMP or permanent makeup, it is likely you can use the same machine and just order different needles – please enquire about this.

We operate small class sizes of maximum 4 students and you will receive 1:1 attention from our trainers to ensure you leave the training course feeling confident and ready to treat your clients.

Full payment is required to start the online module 1.

Booking on one of our training courses is subject to these terms and conditions.  Please note a certificate will not be awarded until you have completed both modules 1 & 2.

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Pre-Requisites for Training

Level 3 + in beauty therapy, ITEC, VTCT or HND

Semi-permanent makeup artist or tattooist

Nurse, dentist, doctor, pharmacist

If your qualification does not appear, please do enquire, but your qualification does need to be within the health and beauty sector. It is the students responsibility to check with their insurance company what their requirements are for insurance. Get in touch if you need guidance on this.

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Kit, Manual & Certificate

One to one training:

One-to-one or in-clinic training is also available at your clinic or salon for an additional £250 plus travel & accommodation if required. Please send us an email if you would like someone to come to your premises to train you, or if you would like to come to us for one-to-one tuition.  We are also available to train several therapists from the same clinic at a discounted price.

Course Curriculum

This course starts from the basics of skin anatomy, tattooing history, and how techniques have evolved, to progressing on to the latest techniques for scar and stretch marks camouflage with practical experience. Suitable for beginners and professionals looking to expand their skillset, this course aims to provide students the knowledge and confidence to offer this revolutionary new treatment to UK clients. Be one of the first in the UK to offer this treatment – it is about to go mainstream, just as Microblading and other permanent makeup techniques have!



What are Stretch Marks?

Anatomy of Skin

Fitzpatrick Scale

Overtones & Undertones

Reducing Skin Variables

Organic vs Inorganic Inks

Ink options (Brazilian, USA, UK)

Tattoo Removal Options

Safety Health Standards

Contraindications & Risks

Studio Preparation


Colour Swatches & Theory (Tones)

Dry-needling (MCA) & Microneedling

Machines & Voltages

Needle configurations

Tattooing Technique (hands on practice)

Step by Step Session Breakdown (including consultations, patch testing and aftercare)

Review Notes, Prep for Models

Practise on live models

Price Rate Sheet (suggestions)

Managing A Client

Client forms included – pre & post-care instruction, sample consent forms & technician forms


FULL DAY dedicated to live model training

Framed certificates issued on final day

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Included in course:

Training, manual, consent forms, certificate and frame, post-support including Facebook group, email, WhatsApp, marketing videos & photos taken during training

Kit not included but can be purchased separately for £1150 to include everything you need to get started – for an extensive list of what is included in the pack, please email If you would prefer to buy your supplies yourself, all students who enrol will be sent a full supplies list and where to purchase.

Our Trainers

Our trainers stem from the beginnings of this amazing new, improved technique for skin tattoo camouflage. This Brazilian stretch marks tattoo camouflage treatment was pioneered by Roldopho Torres in Brazil. He has shared his knowledge with several students, some of which will be training you. Zena Bratcher, the Director of Ink Illusions, has been fortune to have been able to bring this from Brazil and the USA to the UK for the first time. Have a read below on bios of our trainers.

Jayd Hernandez

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Jayd is the owner of Studio Conceal in Arizona and is one of few camouflage tattoo artists and trainers in the USA. Having been trained by three different pioneers of Scar + Brazilian Stretch Marks Tattoo Camouflage, Jade is able to share her knowledge from 4 different perspectives, including her own. She has been trained by the original guru himself Rodolpho Torres from Brazil, the well-known Brazilian artist Fernanda Jaffre, and Alicia Shapiro from the USA. Jayd also consults with a colleague who has been doing scar camouflage since the 1950’s who has been instrumental in enabling Jade to experiment and perfect her own techniques which she will share with you on this training course. There is nobody who blends inks like Jayd other than her students!

Gabriel Renaud (3.10.1990 – 17.4.20)


We were so shocked and sad to hear of Gabriel’s passing on April 17th 2020. He was a talented artist and trainer and we thank him for the knowledge he shared. He was such a positive, kind man. RIP Gabriel, you will be sadly missed 🙁

Gabriel was one of the first artists, emerging from Brazil, to pioneer the new treatments for stretch marks & scar camouflage, as well as a new, revolutionary treatment for dark under eye bag treatment. He was trained by the guru Roldopho Torres, also from Brazil, and travelled all over the world teaching his skills.

Zena Bratcher

Zena is the owner of Ink Illusions and has been working with skin for over 7 years. Not only is she a trained traditional tattoo artist, she also developed her own colour matching theory and focusses on colour theory within her training course.  She was the first UK practitioner to offer the Brazilian Stretch Mark Tattooing technique for both training and treatments. Her extensive knowledge across traditional tattooing, skin healing variables, colour theory, inks, and different skin tone camouflage techniques makes her training course completely unique and like no other currently provided in the UK.

Read more here

If you have any questions before you want to book, please get in touch

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