This program meets license requirements in the state of Arkansas.

Contact us for Financial Aid possibilities and in-house financing options.

Step 1

Contact Us at APCI to Be Accepted as a Student – We are an approved Body Art Training Facility.

Requirements – High school diploma or GED, $100 application fee, and a valid government ID

Pay Application Fee

*Application fee must be paid prior to submitting Financing Application.

Step 2

Bloodborne Pathogen Certification – The bloodborne pathogens course shall be a minimum of two (2) hours of instruction. Online cost is $9.95. You can choose your own training provider or get certified by the provider listed below.

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Step 3

Gather the Following Paperwork – You can choose to bring it to our office or submit it by mail.

  • Completed Body Artist License Application (within the Apprentice Training Package)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Completion Certificate
  • Copy of Government Issued ID

Use the following address to submit this information by mail:

Arkansas Department of Health
Attn: Body Art Program
4815 West Markham Street, Slot 46
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867

Step 4

Body Art Written Exam – The applicant shall successfully complete a Body Art written exam based on the Arkansas Department of Health Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Permanent Cosmetic and Tattoo Establishments and the law at the end of the education.

A fifty-dollar ($50.00) fee (by CHECK OR MONEY ORDER) shall be paid at the time of the written exam.

Step 5

Classes for New Students – Classes begin at Arkansas Permanent Cosmetics Institute twice each month at 112 Rainbow Drive, Cabot, AR 72023. Contact us for specific dates for each month.

Post-Enrollment, Post Training

At the end of the training period, the Artist/Trainer will register the Artist In-Training for the practical and written exam in their field(s) of study to be performed at the approved State training facility. Your Body Art License will be issued upon successfully completing the practical exam and the Arkansas Department of Health receives payment of the annual artist fee of $100.00.