Gone are the days when only bikers, sailors or prisoners proudly displayed tattoos on their arms or chests. Nowadays, movie stars, celebrities, the girl-next-door and business professionals are marking their bodies with unique symbols.
In this day and age of one-size-fits-all conformity, who wouldn't want to make a statement about his life, loves, or philosophy by 'inking' his unique personality in beautiful intricate designs or choosing to telegraph his message to the world in Sanskrit or Latin Script?
Not only is tattooing being done as a mark of individuality, but cosmetic tattooing is also increasingly gaining popularity in order to hide accident or illness scars or to enhance facial features.
Now that tattoos are acceptable, even desirable for "regular" people, the creative person who wants a different career may want to look into permanent makeup training schools where he/she will learn cosmetic tattooing. These provide basic to advanced training courses during which one would learn how to enhance eyebrows, eyelids and lips as well as how to camouflage scars and remove tattoos.
Cosmetology careers are rising in popularity and for the individual who marches to a different drummer a career in cosmetic tattooing might be his or her golden ticket into the fascinating world of permanent makeup.
However, a good permanent makeup school is not a walk in the park. Be prepared to spend hundreds of hours of instruction learning skills related to the craft and as many hours of practice sessions before going on to the face. After the training programs there are apprenticeships that last from six months to a year.Even the least talented among us can achieve some level of success in this business by diligent practice of the techniques taught.
Once licensed, an established artist can potentially earn $150.00 to $250.00 an hour in many locations in the United States.
Training at permanent makeup schools and obtaining a license will provide an individual with a gross annual income-not counting cost of equipment, supplies, insurance, and marketing-of $55,000 to $80,000 annually.
What should the individual considering a career in cosmetic tattooing look for in a school? He or she must make sure that the school is licensed and that the instructors are board certified.
Many people may be getting their first tattoo late in life and they would definitely prefer getting them done by licensed professional tattoo artists.
When an individual completes his permanent makeup training, he or she will be ensured of a good financial future by working in an industry that is becoming increasingly sought after.