The RK Studios Academy is a high level, high touch, one-on-one mentorship program with certified Master Trainer Roslyn Koenig. Through this program, you will become a licensed PMU and tattoo artist. You will receive direct training that certifies you to work with a machine and provide the highest quality permanent makeup services to your clients!

Read through the details and FAQs below to get a feel for the progression of the program and what you can expect throughout your apprenticeship!

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Through this program you will complete...

300 Hours.

A six-month intensive apprenticeship. You will learn how to work with a client from start to finish: consultation, how to map and place the best brow for your client’s face and aesthetic goals, the actual powder brow technique, color theory, brow color correction, and aftercare.

50 Models.

You will work on fifty separate clients through your six-month apprenticeship. The amazing thing? You will make commission on every client you take.

What’s Included?

  • Receive your Missouri Tattoo License
  • Beauty Angels Powder Brow Course
  • Permanent makeup machine
  • All products and tools you need
  • Designated bed/work space to service your clients
  • One-on-one mentorship from Roslyn Koenig Master Trainer & licensed tattoo artist.
  • Get paid for each model you take!

Frequently Asked Questions

The other trainings offered are all hand tool based, meaning performed using a manual tool and blade. Once you complete any of the other training courses, you will be able to start working immediately.

The apprenticeship is instruction in the use of a tattoo machine. The state of Missouri requires a 300 hour, 50 model apprenticeship working with a fully licensed tattoo artist. This typically takes around 6 months to complete.

If you want to be able to offer microblading (fluffy, hair-like strokes) you should look into taking the Basic Microblade & Shade course! We also offer classes in Gentle Removal, using a hand tool, similar to what you would use to microblade.

If you want to be able to offer powder brows (a pixelation of color that can be natural/soft or a bolder ombré) as well as other permanent makeup techniques (lip blush, lash enhancement, freckles, scalp pigmentation, saline removal, etc.), then the apprenticeship is the way to go!

There is no prerequisite course for the apprenticeship, although artists who already have a thorough knowledge of facial structure, color theory, mapping, and working on skin may have an easier time starting out!

There is a link below and at the top of this page to apply!

Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the RK Studios team and someone will be in touch with you to discuss next steps and to schedule an interview if you make it to the next round!

If you are accepted to the program, you will then need to sign an agreement, pay your deposit, discuss scheduling, and discuss how you’d like to pay your remaining total (payment plan or lump sum).

Four apprentices will be admitted throughout the year. The first will be January – June, second April – September, third July – December, and fourth October – the following March.

This will allow Roslyn to be focused solely on each new artist at the beginning of their apprenticeship when they require the most hands-on assistance and guidance!

The total cost for the course is $15,000. This includes your Powder Brow course (valued at $2,199), your machine and your pigments and cartridges (valued at $1,100), as well as all other supplies you will need for your appointments (valued at $75 per day, for a total of around $6,000).

Also, do keep in mind that you will be making a commission on every model, so at the culmination of your apprenticeship, you will have made over $7,000!

A $5,000 deposit is required to reserve your spot. This deposit is non-refundable but may be transferable for a fee.

If, at the end of your six-month apprenticeship, you need to add extra time to complete either your 50 models or 300 hours (as both requirements must be met) should you need extra time, a monthly extension can be purchased for $500.

You will start with your Beauty Angels Powder Brow course! Roslyn will be there to help you with everything throughout – instruct you how best to hold the pen, refine your technique, and learn the fundamentals of brows. We require that this be completed within the first 30 days so you can begin taking models as soon as possible!

Once you’re able to start taking models – by level 15 – we will assist you in finding your first three models. With the first few appointments, Roslyn will do the majority of the work with you, working side-by-side to ensure that you feel completely comfortable and at ease. You will be there throughout the client consultation, mapping, procedure, and discussion of aftercare.

Once you feel secure and confident, you will be in charge of your appointment entirely! Per the state of Missouri, you will never have a client without Roslyn present, so she will always be available should you need her, but this is the time when you should start to take ownership and run the whole experience from start to finish with your client!

All scheduling, payments, etc will be done through RK Studios.

All supplies you need throughout your apprenticeship will be provided to you by RK Academy. This will include everything you need for tray setup, your pigments, your machine and cartridges, and aftercare for your clients.

You will be a fully licensed tattoo artist in the state of Missouri and will also be a certified Powder Brow Artist with Beauty Angels, the leading permanent makeup educator in the country. If you’re wanting to run your business outside of Missouri, please check with your local state tattoo board for their requirements.

You’ll have 300 hours of experience from working on 50 models .

If you already have a successful microblading business, you can add this to your arsenal and be able to work on a more diverse clientele. If you’re just getting started, you’ll have a wonderful advantage of an elevated understanding of the craft and get to work one-on-one with the top brow artist in Kansas City!

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Still have questions before you apply? Use the “Contact” page to send us an email for anything you might need!