The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals was founded in 1990 and is the largest non-profit professional association in the United States and internationally for the permanent cosmetics industry, also known as permanent makeup.  
 
The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals is dedicated to promoting permanent makeup safety, excellence, and professional standards by providing education, certification, and industry guidelines.

Permanent cosmetic, permanent makeup, or micropigmentation; although the titles describing the service may differ within the industry, the service is the same - cosmetic tattooing. Permanent cosmetics is a specialized service within mainstream beauty industries offering everyone the opportunity to look their best at all times or to look to the permanent cosmetic service to assist with overcoming the results of medical procedures or trauma to the skin.
 
The SPCP membership represents professionals in the industry who are dedicated to promoting the ideals and standards of the SPCP, offering permanent cosmetics that are conducted in accordance with safety standards specific to the permanent cosmetic process, and those who stay abreast of and participate in industry activities.

SPCP Code Of Ethics