EUPMUA Positions and Guidelines for Microblading / Microstroking
It is the Position of the European Permanent Make Up Association that the minimum training hours for any fundamental program is 100 hours.  This is inclusive of situations where only one procedure is taught such as microstroking (microblading) eyebrows and areola tattooing to students who have no previous experience in permanent cosmetics.

Trainer Guidelines
This page provides an overview of the EUPMUA Trainer Guidelines and links to the related trainer registration forms, Frequently Asked Questions, and a sample curriculum. Updated 2017.
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Pigment Guidelines
These Guidelines for Pigment Manufacturers are effective immediately with a compliance date of January 1, 2006. All EUPMUA members who are pigment manufacturers and/or distributors are expected to adhere to these guidelines.  Updated June 2014
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EUPMUA Photo and Logo Policy
This article covers the EUPMUA policy on copyrighted or stock photos of others that are published without proper consent or notice. It is up to the member to make sure that if you are using a web designer that they know these facts – you alone are responsible for what is on your website. In ALL cases, only your own original work can be used in “before and after galleries” unless properly referenced. April 2013
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EUPMUA Position on Procedures at Trade Shows 
The European Permanent Make Up Association believes permanent cosmetics, i.e. cosmetic tattooing, should be performed under a safe, controlled environment with the ability for client follow up. Updated July 2011Read More Now
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Class Position
Position Statement of the European Permanent Make Up Association Board of Directors:
While not an industry requirement in all localities, it is the position of the European Permanent Make Up Association Board of Directors that permanent cosmetic professionals should take annual Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Classes.
With the ever-increasing prevalence of diseases and infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), it is in the technician’s best interest to obtain and regularly review information necessary to work safely within the industry, thereby protecting themselves and their clients. The EUPMUA Board of Directors encourages all permanent cosmetic professionals to take at minimum, a three hour industry-specific class annually. January 2010
Three Strike Rule
Complaints against quality of work is at its highest. While permanent cosmetic is an art form and variances will always occur in design and color selection, there needs to be limitations when it comes to consistent poor performance and being associated with the European Permanent Make Up Association – an organization people have come to trust to have members with principles and ethics. January 2008.
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Position Statement Regarding Semi-Permanent Makeup
It is the position of the European Permanent Make Up Association that pigments (colorants) placed into the dermis using needles are considered to be permanent. Results of fading, color change or lack of color are expected and are the result of factors such as skin variations, and sun fading. Improper application or faulty equipment can also affect the length of time color appears in the skin.
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Rotary Pen Devices Safety Alert
There has been an influx of reports to the EUPMUA recently regarding disinfection or sterilization issues of rotary pen machines. This alert particularly addresses rotary pens that use a sponge to control body fluid contamination to the motor assembly of the device. March 2006
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