MasterCourse: Realistic Tattooing in Colour

MasterCourse: Realistic Tattooing in Color

The ultimate plan to elevate your Realistic tattoos to the next level

with Coreh López

$189 $399
172€ 363€
MXN$3,425 MXN$7,231
BR$955 BR$2,016
COP$849,804 COP$1,794,031
CLP$153,571 CLP$324,207
AR$68,039 AR$143,639
$U7,394 $U15,609
£152 £321
C$257 C$544
AUD$286 AUD$603
Change currency
Ends today: Launch Price!

You will access it immediately after enrollment (App, iPad & desktop)

  47 lessons (+40 hours)

  Resources in PDF

  Unlimited access

  Audio: English, Spanish

  Subtitles: English, Español, Français, Italiano, Deutsch, Português, Polski, Čeština

  Intermediate & Advanced

  Access on mobile & desktop

CERT   Certificate of participation


Sponsors of Coreh López:

Highlighted Review

Mauro Alves
Verified user
Just finished this updated online course. Must recognize, at the beginning, i was not sure about this, but now im finish, i only have good things to say about this learning. It's absolutely amazing, and Coreh makes things look so easy cause of the way he explains everything...things i even had think about it and had no idea, i definitely recommend it. Coreh himself always answered me on instagram about some doubts i had, and its very good when you have personal feedback from the master. So, thank you VERY much Coreh and all his team behind!
View more
View less
View more comments

“If you reject studying the science of color, let me tell you that it is a sign of laziness, not of genius.”

- Salvador Dalí

Color Realism requires specialization.

And to achieve it, I didn't need to invest in the most expensive machine or the finest inks; I had to focus on the essential: learning how it's done. The best tattoo artists are constantly learning.

No one starts with color realism in tattooing. It's essential to master the inks and their theory (highly underrated) and to ensure that the tattoo is vibrant, realistic, and heals well. It would be madness to try it without knowing everything in detail.

But if you've already worked with black ink, know how to shade, and have drawing skills, you're just three steps away from tattooing Color Realism: learning color theory, mastering the different inks, and learning the correct techniques.

Can inks of different brands be mixed?

Color Realism shares several techniques with Black and White. The bases are the same, from black fillings to lines, whites, and shadings.

In this MasterCourse, I guide you through everything else: its theory, the selection and mixing of inks, color tattooing specific techniques, and how to avoid injuries or excessive saturation.

Do you know what a color glaze is?

View more

Very few people explain this: Color Realism requires techniques not found in other tattoo styles. In this program, I show you how to transition from Black and White to monochrome with a Kill Bill tattoo, thus leveraging your existing skills. After revealing the color theory applied to tattooing, I illustrate these techniques with four more complex tattoos, each with its own focus and level of detail: a dog done through glazes, a portrait of Mia Wallace using the filling technique, a detail-filled Carnage using complementary colors, and finally, a personal style tattoo in two sessions to show you what to do when your client gives you complete freedom.

Customers want to get tattooed by the best.

And when you bring out your best skills, your clients won't hesitate to pay for a good result. Few customers want the Joker without his green hair and red smile; Hulk should be green, not gray.

And for that reason, if you can do it in color, clients accept its price. They already know that a color photocopy is more valuable than one in black and white.

To tattoo Color Realism you need to study it and put it into practice; having a set of inks isn't enough. That's why I've condensed everything I've learned in my 14 years as a tattoo artist into a compilation of the best techniques, methodologies, and color theories employed to tattoo this style.

A 100% specialized course in Color Realism from different perspectives and levels. Straightforward, and no beating around the bush.

Everything I explain in this course works. You can find what doesn't work for free on YouTube.

I'll wait for you inside!

View less

Take a look at my last tattoos:

"The ultimate guide to REALISTIC TATTOOING IN COLOR"

Do you have an hour a day?

If you already have experience, this course offers advanced tricks to level up, available in your account forever. You can view it all in the order you want, as many times as you wish.

But if you're a beginner, it also provides an orderly study plan to reach a higher level. The course gradually progresses, starting with easier tattoos and moving towards more complex ones.

I recommend watching it gradually and practicing on synthetic skin at my pace, without rushing. If you have an hour a day, tattooing Color Realism is entirely up to you.

Zoom in the camera at any moment

This course provides not only theory and tricks but also detailed recordings of multiple tattoos, each with different lessons. With our revolutionary platform, you can switch cameras to zoom in at any moment, read interactive texts, engage with the community, and access downloadable resources in each course block.

View more

Despite the advanced features, the price is temporarily reduced to foster an active community. Early enrollees will have preference. Those who come later will have to pay more.

What if you have questions?

No problem. Ask them directly! To provide a private and personalized experience, 10 Masters has included a tab under each video through which you can ask whatever you need. All the comments you make are saved under each video, and you can interact with the rest of the community, whether you take the course from your iPad, the app on your phone, or your computer.

View less

What's included?

+47 Episodes · 5 Step-by-step Tattoos · +40 hours · WorkBook


5 Chapters · +2 hours · Theory · Materials · Editing

"Learn the rules like a Professional so you can break them like an Artist."

That is what Picasso said. It's no use knowing how to apply color if you choose the wrong one. It's no use knowing the steps if the wrong order spoils the final result.

We, artists, hate rules. But at the same time, we are aware of their value. Preliminary design, machines, needles, inks... it all adds up. I will show you my vision of color theory and how to bring it to your workstation (which, in the end, is what matters).

That's why this theoretical block is direct and straightforward. No bullshit.

In this block, you will learn the following:

View more
  • How the course works.
  • The machines, needles, and inks that you should use in your work routine.
  • The accessories and additional materials that will save you from messing up your sessions.
  • The whole technique of realistic color tattooing in detail.
  • Color theory and how to bring it to your workstation while tattooing.
  • How to choose a reference image correctly.
  • Editing reference images.
  • The stencil and its importance in this style.

View less



5 Chapters · +4 hours · Glazing technique

"I want it in color... but not too big".

A classic. It's one thing to tattoo in a minimalist way and quite another to do MicroRealism. So... What is the minimum size allowed for this?

The reality is that it depends on many factors: reference image, the skin of your client, details, and colors...

One of the key things I've learned throughout my career is that, in addition to black lines, another application that works great when the client doesn't want a huge tattoo is glazing, as long as you apply it in a specific way.

I will show you how I finish this small piece using lines, textures and glazes with a minimal color palette.

Throughout this module, you will learn the following:

View more
  • Tattooing reduced size Realism in Colour.
  • Glazes application with similar tones to the skin.
  • How to finish a tattoo with a minimum amount of colors.
  • How to tattoo realistic animals in color.
  • Pre-session image editing and support for the session.
  • The subtle use of complementary colors to enhance an unsaturated piece.

View less

¡Basic Level!


6 Chapters · +6 hours · Monochromatic technique (reds) · Beginners level

"Be Smart: Red & Black"

One of the most successful ways to get in touch with color Realism is doing a tattoo with a single red color range and a slightly reduced size.

By doing this, you learn the technique first; second, you use the most accessible range of inks to apply; and finally, it allows you to correct mistakes quickly and focus on methodology and technique over theory. It's just perfect; that's how I started years ago.

In this tattoo, I finish a frame from the movie "Kill Bill" in a single session, placed on the inside of the biceps, to teach you in-depth the proper steps to tattoo Realism and avoid the feared color contamination.

Throughout a step-by-step & un-cut process and with explanations during each step, you'll learn:

View more
  • How to tattoo a monochrome style image.
  • Editing the reference image in different ways.
  • The best red inks for tattooing Realism in color and their differences.
  • Avoiding mistakes by mixing red inks with black.
  • Applying ultra-fine details with RL (you can get closer than an inch by switching the view).
  • Using the technique of shading and glazing to incorporate the color of the skin into your palette.
  • The best needles to tattoo a small-sized area.

View less


8 Chapters · +7 h · Warm and Cold · Double Session

"Isn't it more exciting when you don't have permission?"

Mia Wallace said this sentence in this scene from the movie "Pulp Fiction," and I couldn't agree more.

Sometimes strict rules prevent us from having fun and achieving different, creative results. I practice quite the opposite in this tattoo: I make a tattoo by modifying colors and improvising throughout the session as if I were painting a picture. I comply with the standards of color theory... But without overdoing it and giving preference to the stain over the detail.

Besides, the tattoo is quite extensive. Therefore we will do it in two sessions and analyze the healing process between them when everything is ready.

Throughout these lessons, I teach you:

View more
  • How to tattoo using color theory to our advantage (and not the other way around).
  • How to finish a tattoo with more stain than detail.
  • How to get all the skin saturated with ink.
  • Filling and glazing with 39 Curved Magnum.
  • Using yellows for highlights and blues for shadows.
  • How to finish the tattoo in a second session (Spoiler: We don't mark the lines).
  • The risks of overworking the skin in specific areas.

View less


8 chapters · +7 hours · Complementary colors · Double session

"Seems like it's going to come off the arm."

Tough skin, slightly tanned, and an ultra-detailed tattoo with bright complementary colors. Well... This piece is, without a doubt, the most challenging tattoo of this course. So much that I almost went crazy doing it.

Thanks to this difficulty, I can show you many technical mistakes and handy tips during the process and explain the decisions I made in the first and the following session.

Some areas will need a touch-up; others... Have turned out great.

Throughout these lessons, you can learn the following:

View more
  • Tattooing animation characters by taking advantage of complementary colors.
  • Tattooing on tough skins.
  • What colors to use to add detail when the skin eludes you.
  • How to make a different composition from the original to add action and movement.
  • Finishing a tattoo so that it can be turned into a full sleeve.
  • Using red and turquoise individually and in combination.
  • How to create the effect of transparent glass and spit.
  • Mixing grey with color to achieve less dramatic tones.

View less


12 chapters · +8 hours · Neon effect · Double session

"Tattooing is good. Tattooing your own style is excellent".

This is what many of us aspire to. Having your own style allows you to be unique and different and gives your clients an exclusive seal of identity.

But to tattoo Realism in color with your personal style, there are many things to consider. I explain how I have achieved it by mixing several techniques: solid fills, glazes, monochromatic areas, neon effect, and using two complementary colors: red and blue.

Throughout these lessons, you learn:

View more
  • How to infuse your style into someone else's skin.
  • How to use two colors that share prominence in a tattoo.
  • The difference between tattooing blue and red.
  • Design and creative freedom when choosing and modifying an image.
  • How to tattoo in two sessions without splitting the tattoo in two.
  • Tattooing details such as piercings, realistic tattoos, and bones.
  • The difference between an over-worked area and a technically well-applied area.
  • How to tattoo full lips using glazes and black and grey shades.

View less


Evaluation · Certificate (5 Designs) · Student's FAQ

"We all like to show the world that we are constantly learning."

Your clients will love to see it too. That's why our 10 Masters Certificate includes a QR code to verify that you have completed this course. Plus, you can choose five different designs to suit your studio's style.

But first, you'll have to test yourself with our quiz, which you can retake as many times as you need.

To round off this course, I will answer the students' frequently asked questions and update this episode whenever you have doubts or if there is a new topic to talk about and discuss.

In this final block, you will be able to solve the following questions:

View more
  • Ten questions quiz
  • 10 Masters Certificate available in five different designs
  • What happens if the yellows don't go into the skin?
  • What should I do if the blue glaze stains too much?
  • Is it true that black lines act as a barrier on the skin?
  • Is it possible to tattoo Colour Realism using Dotwork?

View less

Easy-to-watch Video Lessons

You can complete the course at your own pace - Lifetime available.

10 Masters is an Online Learning Platform that allows you to watch or listen to video lessons from the world's best tattoo artists.

With 10 Masters, you can learn something anytime, anywhere, at your own pace. It is available on your smartphone, iPad, or personal computer.

Access is easy: once you have enrolled in a course, visit your 10 Masters profile, and there it will be waiting for you, ready to be completed.

Tattoo Hud
Tattoo Hud®
So that you know which dilutions, needles, machines, or voltage I’m using in real-time.
Full HD Videos & Super Zoom
Full HD videos & Super Zoom
So you can see the tattoo in detail as if it was right in front of your eyes (or closer)
E-book/Workbook in PDF
These supporting documents will guide you during the main course and give you extra content lessons.
Unlimited Access
Unlimited Access
This course doesn’t expire. Learn without time limits, at your own pace.
You can try 30% of the course. Contact us if it doesn’t fit your needs, and we’ll refund your money. No questions asked.
English Audio
100% English Audio
Captions, subs & all the resources are available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese & more.

If you have any questions about the course, you can get in touch with us filling out our contact form.

Coreh López

Realism Tattooist


Cristian López (Barcelona, 1986), known as Coreh López, is a professional tattoo artist specialised in Black and Grey Realism with more than 10 years of experience under his belt. His speciality is Organic Realism, saturations, and high-detail finishes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the course? When does it start?

Is there any guarantee? How i know this is legit?

Do I have any support? What if I have questions?

How long does the training last? Can I watch it more than once?

I would like to do it, but I can't afford it

Is the platform difficult to use?

Is this training for me? Will I improve my knowledge as a tattoo artist?

I don't have time to train, how can I learn to tattoo?

Only members enrolled in the Mastercourse are able to leave a review. Check our Instagram reviews in the Highlighted Stories of our account.


  174 ratings