Why Choose ETC

This program is designed for beginners who are new to the world of permanent makeup, licensed permanent makeup artists, esthetician, stylists, makeup artists and those in the medical field.  ETC is designed to benefit your skill set at any level and help you become a better independent service provider.

One of the fabulous aspects of ETC training is that there are no limits to what can be accomplished.  Basic Permanent Makeup training will introduce you to anatomy, color theory (Softap) and placement. Becoming a licensed private contractor of permanent makeup allows you to set both the times and days of your work week while assuring time for family. Many artists continue their training into Micro-blading, Advanced Medical Art practicing areola re-pigmentation, scar camouflage and correction of prior permanent makeup applications. Classes are given for both electric and hand methods.  This gives you the ability to work in private offices and medical settings.

If you are already a seasoned artist you can learn the latest methods, colors and trends in the industry.  You can also update your yearly education hours with us.

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Meet ETC's Instructor

Renee Feliu (pronounced "fell-you") is the owner and instructor of Earthbound Training Center. Renee is a state certified teacher, who has taught at the high school and community college level, as well as a nationally certified instructor of Softap.  She has taught students from all over the US, Canada and Europe.


Her credentials include special certifications in: Micro-pigmentation, Micro-blading, 3D Brows, Advanced Medical Tattooing, Softap Instructor and Blood Borne Pathogens. She is registered as a professional Tattoo Artist with NHCNC and is an active member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, she has 10+ experience.

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Other current certificates and licenses include:

  • Blood-borne Pathogens

  • NHC Tattoo License

  • 3D Micro-Blade Brows

  • Softap Instructors License

  • Yearly Continuing Education Classes

  • Member SPCP

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About The Facility

ETC is located in Wilmington, NC near Monkey Junction, in Earthbound Salon and Spa, giving each student the ability to learn in an up-scale, professional environment.  Classes are tailored to the individual with each student working hands-on with the instructor. Class size is between 2 and 4 students.  Lunch and snacks will be provided during your class.  Please make ETC aware of any food restrictions upon registering for your class.

A list of hotels, rooms and places to stay close to the school will be sent with your manual and class syllabus when registration is complete.