Permanent Make-Up

Every year, there are new advances and techniques that make their debut in the world of beauty. Permanent makeup, which came out of the tattooing industry, is one of the fastest growing specialties in this industry.

Permanent makeup artists use pigment and tattoo needles to essentially create permanent makeup looks on their clients.

State License Requirements
Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate
Education Details

As a permanent makeup student, you may learn many varied techniques that allow you to create different looks on different parts of the face. During your practical experience, you may use a variety of pigments, utilize tattoo needles of different sizes, and work with clients of diverse needs. You should learn from a skilled permanent makeup artist who can properly and efficiently demonstrate each technique multiple times for you. In addition, you may learn about bone structure and skin makeup so that you can tailor your technique for each client.

License Renewal
Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate

The state of Washington spells out pretty plainly what the license renewal is like for practitioners. If you plan on practicing permanent cosmetics, then you will need to fill out this application, which also serves as the form for renewals. The cost for a permanent cosmetics new application, and renewal is $250. You will need to renew your license every year. If you pay after the renewal date, your cost will go up to $350. Talk to permanent makeup schools in your area to learn more about the prerequisites for licensure.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Since permanent makeup is still a developing field, you may be able to earn quite a lucrative income for yourself if you establish a reputation and set up shop in an area with few permanent makeup artists. According to O*Net, the average salary for a cosmetology specialist in Washington is $28,700 per year. Job growth in this industry appears to be very promising. A 20% increase in job openings is expected in Washington between 2012 and 2022, per O*Net.

Working as a Permanent Makeup Artist

When you get started as a permanent makeup artist, you may need to market yourself and educate people on what it is you do before you get clients coming into your chair. However, as you start to impress clients and become more confident in your work, you may get referrals and fill up your schedule. The majority of your time should be spent with clients every day. With each customer, you must complete a thorough consultation, ensure that you understand what they want from their procedure, and spend as much time as needed on the procedure.

State board Contact Information

State of Washington Dept. of Licensing, Cosmetology Licensing Program
Seattle, WA 98124
405 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia, WA 98502
PO Box 3856
Phone Number: 360-664-6626
Fax Number: 360-664-2550
E-mail Address:

The Washington State Department of Licensing can help with the entire process, as well as answer any other questions your have about obtaining a Washington cosmetology license.

Beauty is a demonstrative force in the Pacific Northwest state of Washington.
Professionals attract many with a potent resume of skills, which include the
art of permanent makeup. Those interested in the technique consult these

Washington State Department of Licensing - Cosmetology
Professional Beauty Association
Professional Beauty Federation

Find the Beauty Schools in Washington that interest you below,

Gene Juarez Academy

2222 South 314th Street,
Federal Way, WA 98003

Program: Cosmetology

Gene Juarez Academy

6007 A - 244th Street SW,
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Program: Cosmetology

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