Permanent Cosmetics and Tattooing
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Overview
Permanent cosmetics and tattooing is a program that prepares individuals to prepare and apply permanent markings, color, and cosmetic products to the face and body for aesthetic or clinical purposes; to remove unwanted markings; and to function as licensed permanent makeup artists and tattooists. includes instruction in client consultation; sterilization and sanitation; skin anatomy, diseases, and disorders; skin preparation and anesthetics; color theory; machine theory and operation; needle selection; applications such as eyebrows, eyeliners, lips, lipliners, beauty marks, and blemish/mark removal; after care; laws and regulations; and business practices.
Highlights
School with the highest reported median starting salary ($37K) with a Certificate: Lia Schorr Institute of Cosmetic Skin Care Training
Career with the highest median salary ($107K) associated with this program: Specialized Personal Appearance Workers
Careers for program graduates
Following are recommended careers for people who earn permanent cosmetics and tattooing degrees, with color indicating the most common education attained by other workers.
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
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02040600-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year Certificate
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Salary and Debt
How are students who recently completed a degree in permanent cosmetics and tattooing doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field cosmetology and related personal grooming services, which includes permanent cosmetics and tattooing.
Median starting salaries
$17K$18K$0$10K$20K$30KAssociate'sCertificate
Median cumulative loan amount
$10K$0$5K$10K$15KCertificate
Careers
Recommended careers for those with a degree in this program
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study this degree. These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
  1. Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
  2. Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
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Explore schools that offer permanent cosmetics and tattooing degrees and certificates
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  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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this program is part of a larger collection of programs: Personal Services. Is there a different program that's close to this program that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Gender
Gender of recent graduates
Of all people with any degree in permanent cosmetics and tattooing earned in the last academic year, 68% were women.
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This major has a higher percentage of women than 67% other programs.
Race/Origin
Race/Origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all permanent cosmetics and tattooing graduates from this last academic year.
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White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
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Not Reported
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Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 92% of other programs.