You are invited to the 2014 American Academy of Micropigmentation Xpo aboard the Majesty of the Seas for a 3 night, 2 day cruise from Miami to the Bahamas.  Presentations include How to Master Microblading, Eyeshadow, Pigment Removal Techniques, Microneedling, 3D Areola Tattoo, Scalp Stippling, Marketing for Tough Times, "Porkchop" Cheek Color and Magical Makeup Techniques.  Dr. Linda Dixon, Tina Davies, Joyce Cirasuola, Jody Stoski, Paula Pilmanis, Kathy Christoffersen, Joyce Bamburg, Rhonda Vacanti, Debra Rasberry, Lorena Oberg, Shauna Magrath and Andrea Darby are some of the speakers who will share their techniques and experience with you.  You'll receive 12 hours of CME Credits from the American Academy of Micropigmentation PLUS a year's membership in the AAM and all demonstrations and presentations for a flat fee of $500.  The Majesty of the Seas Ship will depart Miami on October 10th and return the morning of October 13th.  3 nights and 2 days.  You'll have time to go ashore in the Bahamas.  Price for cruise including 3 meals a day, entertainment, a midnight buffet and free room service is $345.00 (includes all port fees and taxes).  Double occupancy. Click on ship photo for more information. Space limited.

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The mission of the American Academy of Micropigmentation is to serve the public by improving the quality of micropigmentation practice through a voluntary certification process that fosters excellence and encourages continuous learning. We are not affiliated with any State or Federal government agency. Board Certification by our not-for-profit organization is strictly voluntary and is only mandatory in the States of Maine, New Jersey and Nevada. Candidates become Board-eligible after one year of practice. Board eligibility for Instructors involves at least five years of practice. Each candidate undergoes a rigorous 3-part examination process including a written exam, and oral exam and a practical exam.

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The intent of the certification process of the AAM is to provide assurance to the public and to the medical profession that a certified micropigmentation practitioner has completed an accredited course of education in micropigmentation and an evaluation including an examination.The evaluation is designed to assess the knowledge, experience and skills requisite to the delivery of high standards of quality client care in permanent makeup.

The Academy has no control over a member's choice of methods or artistic results and makes no warranty either express or implied for work performed. Membership in or Board Certification by the AAM is voluntary. The selection of a micropigmentation professional is the sole responsibility of the client.

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AAM Panel of Experts

Mary Ritcherson
Hairstrokes, Microneedling

Joyce Cirasuola
Beginner and Advanced Training

Tina Frazier Bryson
Areola, Lipcolor

Paula Pilmanis
Brow Design and Hairstrokes
Stamp me Fabulous®
Joyce Bamburg
Eyeshadow, Cheek Contouring, Camouflage

Rose Marie Beauchemin
1-on-1 Advanced

Kathy Christoffersen
Marketing, Internet, Social Media

Rhonda Vacanti
Eyebrows, Eyeliner, Lips

Jody Stoski
Brow Hairstrokes, Areola, Alopecia

Tina Davies
Eyebrow Hairstrokes, Lips, Eyeliner

Shauna Magrath
Scalp Stippling for Baldness, Lips
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Medical and Esthetic Advisory Board Members

The talent and resources of the Academy are in a large part thanks to experts in many fields of medicine. Dr. Goldman brings unsurpassed expertise in dermatological issues including micropigmentation. He is the author of numerous publications. His newest textbook is Cutaneous and Cosmetic Laser Surgery. Dr. Goldstein was co-author of the first textbook on Micropigmentation with Dr. Zwerling. Dr. Goldstein reported the cause of red pigment allergies in tattoos as being cadmium yellow almost three decades ago. Dr. Kercheval has become the authority on Blood Borne Pathogens with a very thorough and understandable approach to this vital subject. Dr. Maurice Mommaerts is an expert in surgical problems including congenital deformities, cleft lip and palate, plastic and reconstructive surgery and is the President-Elect of the European Society of Craniofacial Surgeons with over 2,000 members. He has also studied micropigmentation and will be contributing to the Academy as an advisor and in publications. The Academy and its members extends a gracious welcome and thank you to each expert on the Medical Advisory Board.

Melody Corkhill RN
North Carolina USA

Areola and Cancer Restoration Advisor. Oncology Nurse.

SAAVE Director

Mitchel Goldman MD
LaJolla, California USA

Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Tattoo Removal, Pigment Allergies

Maurice Mommaerts, MD, DMD, PhD
Belgium EUROPE

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Children & Adults, Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Reconstruction

Norman Goldstein MD
New York, NY

Tattoo Expert

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