The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) presents: 30th Anniversary Convention and Trade Show

SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2021
Flamingo Hotel, LAS VEGAS
Pre-convention classes • cpcp exam • exhibitor room 
keynote speaker • evening networking reception
procedural competition • art show • auction • raffle
annual members meeting luncheon & more


Discover the latest permanent cosmetics techniques, current trends and products – at the leading industry event of the year. Learn and get inspired from top professionals. Experience tomorrow's trends up close and let yourself be inspired by new ideas for your business success.


You have amazing opportunities to visit our professional trade show dedicated to permanent cosmetics and a one-stop sourcing experience for pmu products, suppliers and services. Leading brands will present product innovations, trends and treatments.


Our event is an excellent platform for networking opportunities and the chance to make friends within the industry. Have fun and celebrate with us the 30th Anniversary of Excellence.

LEARN FROM THE Event Speakers

Arin Adjamian

Scalp Micropigmentation

Kris Fernicola

Areola Tattooing

Vicki Hansen, CPCP

Eyeliner Variances

Molly Klipp, CPCP

Mastermind for Growth

Laurna Marika

Bloodborne Pathogens

Tess Marti

Dark Lip Neutralization

April Meese, CPCP

Marketing Trends

Pam Neighbors, CPCP

Scalp Micropigmentation

Susan Preston

SPCP Keynote Speaker

Rose Prieto, CPCP

Melanin Influence

Mary Ritcherson, CPCP

Specialty Class NanoLines®

Ruth Swissa

Scar Complexities

Angela Torresiani, CPCP

Town Hall Meeting



The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals membership represents professionals in the industry who are dedicated to promoting the ideals and standards of the SPCP, offering cosmetic tattooing that is conducted in accordance with safety standards specific to the permanent cosmetic process, and those who stay abreast of and participate in industry activities.



  •  Shanan Zickefoose, BSN, RN, CPCP 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Friday half day 9-12)
    Shanan Zickefoose, BSN, RN, CPCP

    Train the Trainer

    This highly acclaimed program is presented by SPCP Former Director and Trainer Member, Shanan Zickefoose. While a required class for those with a goal to become SPCP trainer members, this program is also required regularly for certified trainer members as a review to keep current on training practices. Attendees have the opportunity to network with one another and to speak on particular subjects to enrich the program with new ideas. This exchange of ideas casts the seeds of new educational concepts and program development. Attendees of this class must be CPCP certified or scheduled to take their certification exam during the convention. Attending this class does not qualify the attendee as an SPCP trainer member; additional requirements must be met. Please refer to the SPCP website for other trainer member requirements or contact the office for a Trainer Application Packet. Attending this class alone does not make one an SPCP trainer member.

  •  Laurna Marika 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Laurna Marika

    Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Class

    This is by far the most comprehensive, industry specific bloodborne pathogens program available for permanent cosmetic professionals. The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard will be covered, with an emphasis on needlestick guidelines, Hepatitis B and C, information on MRSA, exposure control plan requirements, recordkeeping, and the latest interpretation covering these topics as they relate to the body modification industry. A bloodborne pathogens class is a requirement for taking the CPCP exam. This live class is a great source for review and is preferred by many!

  •  Mary Ritcherson, CPCP 2:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
    Mary Ritcherson, CPCP

    Pre-Convention Specialty Class – LIMITED SEATING NanoLines® Machine Hair Strokes

    Before we even published the convention details, there was much chatter about this limited specialty class! We are so fortunate to have Mary Ritcherson present her world renowned NanoLines® technique. Learn the importance of Mary’s GuideLines/Transitions. Discover what her 1-2-3-4 Mapping is all about. Mary will also concentration on proper movement, depth, and speed – all areas many techs have issues with when creating machine hair strokes. Attendees will be bringing their own equipment and supplies, and a list will be provided. This is going to be a limited enrollment class – 100 attendees.

  • 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibitor Room Set-Up

    Exhibitors Only

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Early Registration and Check-In

  • 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    SPCP Permanent Cosmetic Competition USA Check-In

    Competition participation is available to Convention attendees who pre-register only and check in during this time period. Competition information and rules can be found at: post the link to that page. I will provide that soon.

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    First Time Attendee Orientation

    Grab your breakfast and meet us in the Exhibitor Room where you will meet the SPCP Board of Directors and learn how to make the best of your convention experiences!

  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Registration and Check-In

  •  Debra Guastella, CPCP 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Debra Guastella, CPCP

    Opening Announcements – Debra Guastella, CPCP

    Keynote Speaker – Susan Preston, SPCP Founder

  • 10:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Exhibitor Room Open

    Day 1 of 2

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    SPCP Booth Open

  • 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    SPCP Silent Auction

  • 8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    General Seating

  •  Sarah Hummel, CPCP 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Sarah Hummel, CPCP

    Welcome and Announcements

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    SPCP Booth Open

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

    General Seating & Announcements

  •  Rose Prieto, CPCP 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Rose Prieto, CPCP

    The Melanin Influence

    Are you an artist who strives for beautifully healed eyebrows regardless of skin type and skin tone? Do you understand how the cellular healing process of skin impacts the pigment implant? In this session, Rose will teach you how to accurately identify your clients’ Fitzpatrick type, how to avoid a funky color heal, how to determine which permanent cosmetic protocols work best regardless of skin tone, and how melanin influences the appearance of the cosmetic tattoo.

  •  Tess Marti 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Tess Marti

    Dark Lip Neutralization

    "Dark Lip Neutralization" is a permanent lip tattoo procedure for both men and women with melanin-rich skin. It is a special procedure in which artists must use advanced color theory techniques in order to neutralize, and even out darker areas of the lips. This procedure requires a very specific method of color theory application, specific pigments to be used, and also a particular shading technique in order for the tattoo procedure to be successful. When performed correctly, the tattoo can bring a beautiful result to the lips of those who wish to neutralize and lighten them.


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