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National Academy of Permanent Cosmetics

Starting a new career or business can be a worrisome endeavor. Your curriculum will start with an introduction to Permanent Cosmetics including the history of permanent tattooing as it pertains to permanent cosmetics and an overview of the machines and devices available.

ConsultationNational Academy of Permanent Cosmetics

  • Client profile
  • Analyze character of client and client selection
  • Client expectations
  • Discuss overall aspects of permanent cosmetics
  • Medical history/client information form
  • Identify potential medical concerns for permanent cosmetics
  • Determine when physician review is advised
  • Consent forms
  • Discuss informed consent

Skin Anatomy

  • Composition/layers
  • Healing process of skin and its care
  • Diseases, disorders and conditions
  • Reactions

Client Preparation

  • Pre-procedure care
  • Preparing, measuring the skin
  • Anesthetics and physician relationships

Pigments and Color Theory

  • Extensive knowledge and use
  • Pigment selection
  • Preparation, mixing and storage
  • Documentation

Machine Theory

  • Review machines for technical aspects
  • Operation and maintenance of equipment
  • Evaluate capabilities of devices
  • Only one type of device is taught at the fundamental level
  • Use speed, pressure, and angles
  • Trouble-shooting


  • Appropriate needle selection and application
  • Groups, numbers, and configurations
  • Mechanical skin application
  • Maintenance
  • Damage inspection
  • Storage and disposal
  • Preparation for sterilization


  • Rationale
  • Equipment and methods
  • Clarity
  • Presentation for display

After Care

  • Schedule client follow up appointment
  • Instructions and supplies for after care

Procedural experience: Two of each procedure

  • Eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip color
  • Review issues and discuss
  • Facial morphology
  • Variations
  • Observe procedures
  • Hands-on live model work

Disinfection and Sterilization

  • Type of equipment
  • Discuss acceptable forms of sterilization
  • Proper handling of devices and needles
  • Disinfectants and antiseptics
  • OSHA and CDC guidelines
  • Technician safety
  • Hand washing
  • Gloves
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Procedural sanitary measures

Legal Requirements

  • Physical setting
  • General equipment
  • Basic business and marketing guidelines
  • Insurance & liability
  • Building codes

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