How to become a LEGIT Microblading Artist?

The steps are simple:

  1. Get a Microblading Certification 
  2. Get a License
  3. Look for a mentor
  4. Invest in high-quality tools and supplies
  5. Invest in marketing/advertising/business strategy
  6. Build your reputation

Now, let’s dig deeper on the two most important steps, #1 Get a Microblading Certification and #2 Get a License.

The first step in achieving your goal to become a Microblading Artist is to be certified. Certification is offered through Intensive Training and Hands-on Experience with a reputable microblading academy such as World Microblading.

Next, you need to obtain any required license for your State. You should check with your Local Health Department Offices for up-to-date information on Health Codes, Certifications, and Legal Requirements. The process to become a Licensed Microblading Artist varies by State. Some States have more specific expectations than others, while others don’t even regulate permanent make-up cosmetics. Verifying this additional information is the utmost responsibility of the student.  

There is NO NEED to be licensed prior to training and certification, but of course, you can start preparing for the requirements beforehand.

Licensing is acquired from your State or Municipality to show your clients that you meet the standards of the laws regulating microblading. It proves that you are legally able to practice microblading. Licensing requirements vary by location and may change from time to time. 

There is NO NEED for you or your school to be part of any associations (e.g. Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) or American Academy of Micropigmentation (AAM)) to be able to practice microblading.


Licensing is the responsibility of a governing body – your State or Municipality. Only your local health departments can provide you with a license and not an association.

As per the company website, AAM is a non-profit organization promoting excellence in micropigmentation through a voluntary examination process. It’s voluntary – so it’s not required – therefore, no authority to exercise governance or provide licensing.

The same goes with SPCP which according to their company’s website states that it is dedicated to promoting permanent makeup safety, excellence, and professional standards by providing education, certification, and industry guidelines — no mention of licensing. 

Associations like SPCP and AAM are not governing bodies. They are professional associations that keep their members connected to the recent trends on the industry breakthroughs and news. These associations organize meet-ups and conventions for their members, which provides a good opportunity for a professional to network with others in their field. They are basically organizations building a community of beauty enthusiasts.

The law does not require a practitioner or a beauty academy to be affiliated with associations such as SPCP and AAM. 

It is always a good idea for a practitioner to belong to an association in their field but why bother if you can build and earn your own reputation?

To help you with licensing regulations in your respective State, please see a comprehensive list here. For any other questions and clarification, feel free to visit our website. 

Tip: World Microblading offers the 6 key steps in becoming a LEGIT Microblading Artist. Why search somewhere else? 🙂

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