Permanent Makeup Course – 200 Hours

Get Certified With Our Permanent Makeup Course in Reston VA
200 Hours

Our Permanent Cosmetics/Tattoo Licensing Program covers the 200 hours of coursework and practical requirements necessary for passing the Virginia State Board examination that may allow you to obtain licensure and practice in Virginia or many other states. This program covers all fundamentals of the application of permanent cosmetics and topics covered on the Virginia State Board Licensing exam. Graduates of the Permanent Cosmetics/Tattoo program will receive a Permanent Cosmetics diploma, and be prepared to take the state board licensing exam.


The primary purpose of this program is to prepare 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, and applications such as eyebrows, eyeliners, lips, lipliners, beauty marks, and blemish/mark removal, aftercare, laws and regulations, and business practices.


This program is consistent with DSI Academy’s mission to provide quality training to prepare students for licensure and employment. Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:

    1. Know sanitation, sterilization, and OSHA and CDC standards/Guidelines
    2. Understand color theory
    3. Learn skin anatomy
    4. Understand blood-borne pathogens
    5. Learn permanent makeup application techniques
    6. Master conventional and new needle configurations
    7. Understand eyebrows and eyeliner
    8. Perform procedures on live models
    9. Learn basic marketing strategies

Permanent Makeup / Tattoo Training in Virginia, Maryland & Washington DC.


Contact Us

11425 Isaac Newton Square South,
Suite 200, Reston, Virginia, 20190

Certification, Accreditation & Licensing

Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nails Academy is proud of our SCHEV certification and DPOR licensing that enhances the quality of your education. We are accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). This institution is approved by the the Virginia State Approving Agency to offer GI Bill® educational benefits. Learn More
Certified to Operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

About Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nails Academy

A leading Aesthetic & Nail Technician Training School located in Reston, Virginia and central to Washington DC, Maryland & Northern Virginia. We are situated .3 miles (6 minute walk) from the Wiehle–Reston East Metro station (Silver Line).

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