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Everything you need to know about starting your Permanent Makeup Career



In Illinois microblading, Ombré Powder Brows (microshading) , lip blush, and eyeliner enhancement tattoo, is classified as Permanent Makeup/Body Art. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, in order to offer this perform this treatment or offer it in your practice you must meet these three requirements:

  1. Procure a body art establishment license for the facility

  2. Obtain proof of OSHA bloodborne pathogens certification

  3. Be proficient in the procedure


You will want to take a course from a reputable academy that is approved by the Board of Higher Education in Illinois. Anyone training without this approval is not following the law in our state. We are an IBHE approved program in the state of Illinois.



Specific requirements to perform tattoo artist services can generally be used as a guideline, but with body art services, many of the licensing regulations are determined by local laws. Tattoo artists, microblading and other permanent cosmetic services become public health and safety concerns, which can be regulated by both the state and county. For example, some states may have a Safe Body Art Act to maintain standards, but then each county has different fees and qualifications to prove training and experience.