Permanent Make-Up

If you live in Florida and have an artist’s hand and eye for style, you are looking in the right direction. The Sunshine State has several types of opportunities for permanent makeup artists. This can include serving female retirees who have vision problems, and have trouble putting on makeup every day. With your education, you can work for offices, such as Permanent Makeup of Tampa Bay, which provides eyebrow, eyelash and lip services to clients. Of course, if your dream is to open up your own business, you should also add a salon management or business course to your career map.

To work as a permanent makeup artist in Florida, you’ll need to get top-notch training. Fortunately, there are programs available across the state for students considering this career path. Our job is to connect beauty school students with the right training. It’s that simple. And we make it simple for you too. Just review the quick info below about Florida permanent makeup requirements and typical program details. After that, use the search box or school listings at the bottom of this page to connect with schools. Easy enough? Great! Now, let’s do this.

State License Requirements
Hours (Communicable Disease Course)

Before you can do permanent makeup in Florida, you must be licensed as a tattoo artist. This requires completion of a three-hour course on communicable disease and bloodborne pathogens. You may then submit your application and pay the $60 application fee. Licensure goes through your county’s health department.


Get application forms and course information:

Florida Department of Health

Education Details

Florida permanent makeup artist programs should offer you the foundation of skills to become a certified professional. When you receive information from schools, be sure to check out their courses and learning outcomes. Some programs just meet the requirements for national standards, while others include additional skills that can enhance your resume. The first thing you need to do when comparing permanent makeup programs is ask the school advisors how their program prepares you for licensure.

Permanent makeup courses in Florida may cover: •

  • Needle use •
  • Skin types and theory •
  • Station setup •
  • Sanitation and other regulations
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years*
License Renewal Period

The cost for your initial license is $60, which is the same cost as the annual renewal. If you are re-activating your license, there is an extra $25 fee, totaling $85. Florida also allows guest tattoo artist licenses for those who have a license outside of the state and want to practice on a short-term basis.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Permanent Makeup Artist

Permanent makeup is popular among consumers who wish to permanently alter their look using various types of tattoos. Some facial features that can be altered include eyebrows, lips and more. A FL permanent makeup artist must obtain a secondary degree or certificate of completion before entering the workforce. Permanent makeup artists make $30,090 on a yearly basis as part of a work force of 55,000 people. Some popular beauty salons in Florida that would likely hire permanent makeup artists include:

State board Contact Information

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Board of Cosmetology
1940 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Phone Number: 850-487-1395
Fax Number: 866-888-1176
E-mail Address:

The Florida State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Florida state cosmetology license.

Florida’s beauty culture reflects the combination of tropical sun and high style,
and it’s only fitting that the state’s beauty industry puts a premium on skin
care. Stylists with an eye towards permanent makeup avail themselves of these
following institutions to solidify their career.

Florida Board of Cosmetology
National Interstate Council of Board of Cosmetology
Professional Beauty Association


Find the Beauty Schools in Florida that interest you below,

Boca Beauty Academy

7820 Glades Road,
Boca Raton, FL 33434

Program: Permanent Make-Up

Boca Beauty Academy

7329 North State Road 7,
Parkland, FL 33073

Program: Permanent Make-Up

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

4951 Adamo Drive,
Brandon-Tampa area, FL 33605

Program: Cosmetology

Sunstate Academy - Clearwater

2525 Drew Street,
Clearwater, FL 33765

Program: Cosmetology

American Institute of Beauty Inc.

3665 East Bay Drive, Suite 164,
Clearwater area-Largo, FL 33771

Program: Cosmetology

Sunstate Academy - Fort Myers

2040 Colonial Blvd,
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Program: Cosmetology

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers - Hollywood

420 S State Road 7,
Hollywood, FL 33020

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lakeland

5101 U.S Highway 98 North,
Lakeland, FL 33812

Program: Cosmetology

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

985 E. Memorial Blvd.,
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 33801

Program: Cosmetology

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-Orlando

1271 East Semoran Blvd,Suite 131
Orlando, FL 32707

Program: Cosmetology

Daytona College

425 South Nova Road,
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Program: Cosmetology

Florida Barber Academy

51 N. State Road 7,
Plantation, FL 33317

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - West Palm Beach

Cross County Plaza, 4258 Okeechobee Blvd,(Intersection of Okeechobee & Military Trail)
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Program: Cosmetology

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