Permanent Make-Up

The cosmetology industry has grown considerably in scope and size since it first made its debut. As an example, look at the field of permanent makeup.

The earliest cosmetologists in the United States probably never thought of using needles to permanently etch makeup on skin.

State License Requirements

If you want to be a permanent makeup artist or tattooist in Texas, then you will need to get your license and make sure to keep it up-to-date. The initial license fee for tattoo artists is $928. If you pay late, a $100 fee will be added on to this fee.

Education Details

Proper use of tattoo needles is probably the biggest area of focus in permanent makeup. The improper use of needles can cause skin damage, spread infection, and pose a hygiene risk. For this reason, you can plan on spending several hundred hours learning how to use, clean, and store tattoo needles.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period

The cost of licensure is also the same cost to renew your license, or transfer the ownership of your shop. Texas also has sanitation and infection control standards that you will need to learn. That’s why it’s most important to speak with schools in your area that offer permanent makeup artist training.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

All over Texas, the cosmetology industry is expanding. This is good news for you as an aspiring permanent makeup artist. By 2022, O*Net anticipates a 48% jump in skin care specialty jobs. The average salary for a skin care specialist in this state is $26,100 per year (O*Net, 2015).

Working as a Permanent Makeup Artist

Although permanent makeup is part of the tattooing industry, it is still catching on across the country. This presents a great opportunity for you. If you are willing to hit the pavement, educate potential clients on permanent makeup, and even discount your services, you may be able to create a great reputation for yourself and build a base of loyal customers. Once customers get in your chair, it is up to you to make them feel confident in your skills, comfortable during each procedure, and excited about the results.

State board Contact Information

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations
920 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701
PO Box 12057
Austin, TX 78711
Phone Number: 512-463-6599
Fax Number: 512-463-9468
E-mail Address:

Texas is a state where many things involving beauty are celebrated and
reinforced. Makeup stylists find fertile ground for expression here as well
as their clients, leading to permanent makeup now being more of a
possibility. Interested makeup applicants consult these reference points
to start.

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
International Make-Up Association
National Latino Cosmetology Association


Find the Beauty Schools in Texas that interest you below,

Academy of Hair Design

2015 East Riverside Bldg 6,
Austin, TX 78741

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute Austin

6001 Middle Fiskville Road,
Austin, TX 78752

Program: Cosmetology

Vista College - Beaumont

3871 Stagg Dr. ,Suite 194
Beaumont, TX 77701

Program: Cosmetology

DuVall's School of Cosmetology

201 Harwood Road Suite 218,
Bedford, TX 76021

Program: Cosmetology

Southern Careers Institute, Inc.

935 North Expressway,Southwind Shopping Center
Brownsville, TX 78520

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute - Corpus Christi

1110 Ayers St. ,
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Program: Cosmetology

Southern Careers Institute, Inc. - Corpus Christi

2422 Airline Road,
Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute Dallas

8188 Park Lane, Suite C-150,
Dallas, TX 75231

Program: Cosmetology

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

1580 George Dieter Drive,
El Paso, TX 79936

Program: Cosmetology

Vista College - Killeen

1001 S. Fort Hood Street,
Killeen, TX 76541

Program: Cosmetology

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

605 SW Military Drive,
San Antonio (South), TX 78221

Program: Cosmetology

Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology

907 Highway 80,
San Marcos, TX 78666

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute Houston

19241 David Memorial Dr,Suite 100
Shenandoah, TX 77385

Program: Cosmetology

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