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Apprenticeship Training with Tattooing?

Cosmetic tattooing, also known as micropigmentation or permanent makeup, is a technique in which tattooing is performed to create eyeliner, lip liner, and/or eyebrows on those who have lost them due to chemotherapy.  What spa therapist really has the compassion, the skill set to perform these services on a client who is undergoing cancer treatment? What spa therapist has the skill and expertise to create a beautiful set of areola’s in a person who has had a mastectomy or the create a natural looking set of eyebrows?

Individuals who wish to perform cosmetic tattooing can receive training and certification in micropigmentology. How many of these individuals also undergo apprenticeships to receive more hands-on training?

Kyla Gutsche of Cosmetic Transformations in Ontario, Canada is one of the world’s leading providers of micropigmentation tattoos, including semi-permanent make-up, replacement eyebrows, 3d areolas and scar camouflage.  She hand picks her students, and each one of them has to do an internship which takes place over many months.

As a former Oxford educated scholar, University art professor, long-time volunteer and cancer survivor, Kyla has a rare background that has led her to the global forefront of this field. After undergoing cancer treatment and experiencing the benefits of micropigmentation first-hand, Kyla began studying the leading techniques around the globe. She has combined these techniques with her own artistic talent and has performed life-enhancing procedures in London (England), Vancouver, Calgary, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and now, Peterborough, where she shares an office with reconstructive surgeons.

As an instructor of micropigmention/tattooing, Kyla is currently not taking on any new students as she has a waiting list for 5 years already.


By | 2013-03-07T14:01:52+00:00 March 7th, 2013|Training Events|2 Comments


  1. lynne harley July 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I live in Saskatoon and would like to train to provide this service in my community. My background is in social work and I am also a cancer survivor. If you are not taking new students can you advise me of where else in canada I can train. Thank you

    • Morag July 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Hi Lynne
      Apologies for the delay – I have been trying to source other trainers who are really good with areola tattooing. Kyla Gutsche has a 5 year apprenticeship program and she is fully booked so finding someone else who is good is quite a hunt! I will see if she can recommend anyone else and will let you know once I hear anything.

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