Trinkette Parker was recently interviewed by the Pensacola News Journal concerning the new standards recently adopted by Florida for tattoo and permanent makeup artists.
Pensacola cosmetologist and micropigmentation specialist Trinkette Parker also welcomes the new law.
“Permanent makeup should not be applied in a nail salon,” she said.
Parker said her walls are papered with continuing education certifications, and she follows strict bio-hazard procedures at her clinic on Fontaine Street, even though Florida law has not required it in the past. She takes at least 180 hours of continuing education courses per year.
“Before this law, I would have more fear of regulation as a cosmetologist in a hair salon than I do tattooing around your eye,” she said.
Parker often restores lip color for children after they’ve had clef palette surgery. She also restores color to scar tissue, and breast tissue for women after surgery for cancer.
Three-day crash courses are beyond insufficient and can cause a client permanent disfigurement or infection, she said.
“Unfortunately, we don’t have permanent makeup police, and some artists don’t care,” she said.
Source: Pensacola News Journal, www.pnj.com
The new law recently passed the Florida legislature, and went into effect on January 1st, 2012. The law stipulates that all permanent makeup artists must be licensed by the Department of Health, and be subjected to inspections and stringent health code requirements. For more information about the new regulations, please contact us.