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Requirements to get a "Master" Permanent Makeup License in Virginia

Per DPOR you need to take a board approved training to get your Master PMU License. Luckily you are here and found us, the best Master PMU school near you

We are a Virginia licensed & accredited Master Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing Institute

Read below for everything you need to know to get your

"Master" Cosmetic tattooer license

Medical tattooing, also known as paramedical tattooing is used to address various cosmetic and medical concerns. It can help camouflage scars, vitiligo, surgical incisions, and other skin imperfections.

Hands-on program that covers a wide range of the hottest & most popular Master PMU techniques, in this course you will learn:


200 Hours | Flexible schedule



Paramedical tattoo training | Stretch Mark & Scar Camouflage Tattoo Training & More

Areola & 3D nipple tattooing

scar camouflage

Lip restoration


cheek blush



Stretch mark camouflage

Female & male SMP

(Scalp Micropigmentation)​


Professional Kit you can use on your clients ( Included, valued at $1,000+)

Color Theory

Lifetime support via Telegram Group

Social media and marketing guidance

Live Demos by our Expert Artists


Payment Plans & Financing available

zoom virtual classes available


The best State of Virginia Master Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing Examinations Prep: with lots of practice exam questions to get you ready for the real exam


In-house PMU Manual Workbook & study material you will not find anywhere else not even on Quizlet​



PMU vendors supply list with links

Client consent forms and waivers you can use with your actual clients

Student members' exclusive discounts on extra courses


For the convenience of our students: We have a complimentary snacks, drinks and Nespresso coffee bar at our school

What are the requirements necessary to become a Master Permanent Makeup Licensed artist per DPOR?


To obtain a Master Permanent Makeup License you would need to acquire a (Basic-tier) Permanent Cosmetic Tattooer license first.


There is no set duration to hold a current PCT- Permanent Cosmetic Tattooer license to get the Master Permanent Makeup License.


What makes your PMU classes the best possible training?​


You will learn from experts that do this as a successful business​​

Learning from us will help you save tons of time & money :

With years of experience and training hundreds of students our Instructor, Agnes will prepare you for the theory Examination. We personally developed & perfected our material throughout the years.

that includes but is not limited to :

Numerous practice exams, diagrams, presentations that get you ready for the real board exam


Numerous Color handouts that prepare and inform you on the best practices, sanitation, anatomy, healing time, practice, brow mapping, etc


We always continue to improve our study material so you can successfully pass the " State of Virginia Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing Examinations " ​

How do I know what tools & supplies are the best for a Master permanent makeup artist ?

Included in the course at no extra cost , valued at $1,000+ is Our Professional Kit . Developed by our Internationally Certified Expert artist & Licensed Instructors


Our Pro kit is not a starter kit or beginner's kit at all. It a professional kit that you can use on your real clients.


Our course comes with a Vendor list and links of the actual products our master artist and licensed instructor uses on her clients everyday. We've done the research and hand-picked only the top-performing options, so you can save both time and money

Will I get a chance to actually practice PMU, paramedical tattooing and learn on live models ?

YES! with direct supervision from our Licensed Master Instructor & Internationally Certified Master Artist & trainer Jiba​


Our Master Permanent Cosmetics Tattoo Licensure program is designed to provide you with extensive practical training, ensuring you feel confident when working with real clients.​


You will have many chances to ask questions and learn the sequence of a successful PMU procedure


What if I need some help, support or have any questions when working on clients ?

For our students, and as part of this course you will receive Lifetime support throughout the training and after completion​​​​​​


Can I work as a Master Permanent Makeup artist & perform procedures on clients legally in Virginia with just a certification ?

The answer is NO : To legally practice as a Master cosmetic tattoo artist in VA, it is mandatory to obtain your VA Master Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing License.

How long is the VA Master PMU Licensure course?

200 hours total

100 hours Theory taught by VA licensed Expert Instructor & Artist "Agnes"


100 hours Practical taught by Internationally certified Master PMU Artist & Master VA licensed instructor "Jiba"

What are the class dates for the Master permanent makeup program?


Do I need any experience to take this Master Permanent makeup licensure training ?


We will teach you everything you need to know from A to Z


Benefits of live hands-on training ?​​

Our Live in person program gives you the opportunity to interact with expert PMU trainers and learn efficiently and have your questions answered. Thus insuring the best educational experience​

Is DMV Beauty & Academy VA State Board approved?

DMV Beauty & Academy is State Board recognized and approved as an educational facility where students can obtain their "Master Permanent Cosmetic Tattooer license" through the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR)

Who regulates Master PMU- Permanent Makeup, paramedical tattooing in the Commonwealth of VA?

The Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology (the “Board”) is responsible for licensing and regulating the profession of Master permanent cosmetic tattooing in the State of Virginia

Additional course requirements prior to starting class?

(please contact us for authorized vendors per DPOR guidelines)


Blood borne Pathogens and CPR/First Aid certifications at your own expense.

These certifications must be obtained from a list of approved vendors by DPOR.

Once you enroll , we will provide you with all the necessary info and vendor list.

When can I take the state board, Master Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing license exam ?

Upon graduation of your course, DMV Beauty & Academy will submit your completed hours to DPOR.

Afterwards you will create an account with the examination company, (currently PSI), and they will direct you on what is needed to take the licensure exam.

The examination fee is currently $..., which is non-refundable and non-transferable and is valid for 1 year after date of payment. "This fee must be paid at the student’s expense"​


Please text us here or at 571-565-1467 for more information


Keep in mind there are new Permanent Cosmetic Tattoo Curriculum Requirements in the state of Virginia:


New Master Permanent Cosmetic Tattoo Regulations

200 Hours of Training

Effective 9/1/23


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