Licensing & Regulations By State For Microblading and Permanent Makeup – Skyn Aesthetics Group

Licensing & Regulations By State For Microblading and Permanent Makeup

Permanent Makeup and Microblading Licensing and State Regulations


Permanent Makeup and any kind of esthetics procedure should be researched before purchasing. One of the most important phrases to research when thinking of purchasing a training in the esthetics industry is 'what are the licensing requirements and regulations for my state'. 

The more you know the better you'll be prepared. 

Each state is unique with their licensing requirements and the regulations they have in place for permanent makeup procedures. When it comes to permanent makeup and Microblading, each state will have different rules for you. Some states have little to no regulation, while others have a list of items you need to complete to become fully state licensed in Microblading or Permanent Makeup. 

To help you understand what the Permanent Makeup State Regulations and the Permanent Makeup State Licensing requirements are by state, we did our best to create list of every state and a link to their Cosmetic Tattooing, Permanent Makeup, Microblading licensing and regulations landing pages. 

State Licensing and State Regulations:

 It can be a little confusing, so we went ahead and came up with three degrees of regulations and licensing in each state: 

- no regulations to low: These states do not regulation permanent makeup, or have you complete a 200 hour or less training or just proof of a completed training

- some regulations: these states require you to complete 100 or more hours of training, or apply for licensing through the state, or take first aid trainings

- high regulations: any state requiring a cosmology license, more than 200 hours, complete additional licensing, or require apprenticeship

(Our permanent makeup certification courses can help you prove the hours your need and they also help with insurance) 

Find your state and click on your link to learn what your state's microblading regulations and state permanent makeup licensing rules are.

 **Keep in mind regulations and licensing requirements always change. It can be difficult to find up to date, solid information. We did our best to compile this list, but keep in mind it may have changed. Skyn is not liable for any changes to regulations or licensing.


Alabama: no regulations – low  

Alaska: some regulations 

Arizona: no regulations – low

Arkansas: high regulations   

California: high regulations 

Colorado: some regulations

Connecticut : high regulations

Delaware: no regulations – low

Florida: some regulations  

Georgia: some regulations 

Hawaii: high regulations  

Idaho: no regulations – low

Illinois: no regulations – low

Indiana: no regulations – low

Iowa: no regulations – low 

Kansas: high regulations

Kentucky: some regulations

Louisiana: no regulations – low 

Maine: some regulations 

Maryland: no regulations

Massachusetts: high regulations

Michigan: some regulations 

Minnesota: high regulations

Mississippi: no regulations – low

Missouri: high regulations

Montana: high regulations

Nebraska: some regulations

Nevada: some regulations

New Hampshire: high regulations

New Jersey: some regulations

New Mexico: some regulations

New York: some regulations    

North Carolina: some regulations

North Dakota: some regulations 

Ohio: some regulations

Oklahoma: no regulations – low

Oregon: no regulations – low

Pennsylvania: some regulations  

Rhode Island: some regulations  

South Carolina: some regulations 

South Dakota: no regulations - low

Tennessee: some regulations

Texas: some regulations

Utah: no regulations - low  

Vermont: high regulations 

Virginia: high regulations

Washington: no regulations - low

West Virginia: no regulations - low

Wisconsin: high regulations

Wyoming: no regulations - low

This list should help you understand your state's regulations and rules regarding Permanent Makeup Procedures such as Ombre Brow Licensing, Microblading Licensing, Permanent Makeup Eyeliner Licensing, Permanent Makeup Lip Blushing Licensing, Nano Brow Licensing, Combo Brows Licensing, and SMP Scalp Micropigmentation Licensing

Let us know if you have any more questions before purchasing your permanent makeup online training and kit!


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