Apply permanent make-up


Use needles to apply the pigment into the top layer of the skin in order to perform cosmetic tattooing on specific parts of the face such as the lips or the eyebrows.

Alternative labels

extreme make-up
put on permanent make-up
applying permanent make-up
apply permanent make up

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Apply permanent make-up is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Apply permanent make-up is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Body artist: Body artists decorate clients’ skin temporarily or permanently. They use various techniques such as tattooing or piercing. Body artists follow clients’ preferences in terms of tattoo’s or piercing’s design and body surface and apply it safely. They also advise on methods to avoid infection following the procedures on clients’ bodies.
Aesthetician: Aestheticians offer skin care treatments. They apply various facial treatments according to their clients’ needs and skin type, such as lotions, scrubs, peels and masks, in order to maintain the skin healthy and attractive. Aestheticians may also give neck massages and body treatments such as wraps. Aestheticians remove unwanted hair on different body parts like eyebrows, upper lip or the bikini area. They perform facial massage and apply make-up for various occasions.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022