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Course overview

Over 456 hours (27 weeks), learn everything you need to be a licensed Permanent Cosmetic artist in the state of Arkansas.

The course encompasses both online and in-person classes, with 206 hours of hands-on in-person training with our highly skilled and respected instructor, Adrianna LeGros.



Begin your journey into permanent cosmetics with an introduction to the theory behind the art, safety regulations, and other important information. You'll be required to hand in assignments each week. Training for this section is online.

250 hours


Once the basic principles of PMU are completed, you will move on to practicing designing brows on worksheets, skins as well as measuring, mapping and correcting brows.

Onsite at the Institute: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:30am - 2:30pm.

96 hours


After passing the written exam, you will work closely with your instructor and learn how a skilled artist works with clients. You will begin working with your live models and must pass a practical exam to receive your license. You must complete your 14 live models before taking the practical exam.

Onsite at the Institute: Friday and/or Saturday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

You will have to pass the state regulations written exam and the practical exam to be eligible for licensing by the Arkansas Department of Health. This testing will occur after all hours and the 6 month course have been completed.

110 hours

Your Kit

Enrollment in Paramedical Tattooing & Permanent Cosmetic Institute includes a PMU Kit to get you started in your new career as a professional artist.

  • 1 hand held machine

  • 1 set of uniform scrubs

  • lip and brow mapping tools

  • 1 brow pigments

  • 1 lip pigments

  • 1 eyeliner pigment

  • 2 boxes of needles

Course Outline

  • How long does the training take?
    The training is a minimum of 400 hours spread over 27 weeks, as regulated by the Arkansas Department of Health, Body Art licensing board. At Paramedical Tattooing & Permanent Cosmetics Institute, we provide up to 456 hours of training because we understand that "life happens" and want to make sure you accumulate enough hours to become licensed by the end of your training. The training is split into 3 sections: - Online theory - Pre-clinicals - Clinicals Students must complete 14 live models to be eligible to complete the practical exam.
  • Who is eligible to enroll in this training?
    If you are over 18, have a High School Diploma or GED, and have a state ID, you are eligible to enroll.
  • How much does the training cost?
    Our Permanent Cosmetic Institute which includes Ombre Powder Brows, Lip Blushing and Permanent Eyeliner (Lash Enhancement) is $9,000.00. A virtual interview is required after you submit the Enrollment Agreement to reserve a spot in one of our training groups. Upon completion of the Enrollment Contract (different to the enrollment agreement), the student can pay in full, or may choose to pay a deposit of $2,500.00 and set-up a payment plan for the balance of the cost to be paid over 4 monthly installments.
  • Does Paramedical Tattooing & Permanent Cosmetics Institute offer financial aid?
    Yes! Paramedical Tattooing & Permanent Cosmetic's Institute has partnered with the Arkansas Rural Endowment Fund Inc. to provide loans to students who qualify. Please contact them directly. Phone: 501-375-2358 Website:
  • Do I receive a permanent cosmetic kit with my tuition fees?
    Yes. You will receive a kit to get your started on your professional journey as a permanent cosmetic artist.
  • How much can permanent makeup artists earn?
    Fully licensed permanent cosmetic artists can earn an average of $500 per procedure. This means if you book 4 procedures per week, you have the ability to earn approximately $104,000 annually, before tax and other expenses.
  • What are my job options when qualified?
    Fully licensed permanent makeup artists can own their own salon, rent a booth or work in a physicians office or with a plastic surgeon.
  • Do you offer advanced PMU courses?
    Yes, in the future we will be offering advanced courses for those artists who are already fully licensed as a PMU professional. Please check our website regularly or sign up for our Institute newsletter to receive information on new courses.
  • Why are there questions about convictions on the enrollment agreement form?
    We ask the questions so we can advise you if you will have any potential licensing issues before you commit to paying for and completing training that may not result in a license. In the state of Arkansas, some people who have been found guilty of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to any offense that would constitute a felony are precluded from being licensed in Permanent Cosmetics. Arkansas Department of Health does provide the opportunity to complete a Pre-Licensure Criminal Background Check Petition for those students who fall under these rulings.
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