Black Micropigmentation Association launches in response to racial bias

A new association dedicated to supporting Black permanent make-up artists has been founded in response to racial bias within the Permanent Makeup industry.

The Black Micropigmentation Association (BMA) has been launched with the primary aim of amplifying the voices, expertise and experiences of Black permanent make-up artists around the world.

BMA founders Dior Davenport, Shalon Burruss, Sheron Devlin and Kechia Taylor met on social network Clubhouse and between them have a collective experience of 24 years in the Permanent Makeup industry.

The global non-profit organisation is committed to supporting Black PMU artists and allies by delivering education, training and community for all. 

As well as providing a voice for Black permanent make-up artists, the BMA will also introduce its own research on industry standards. 

Commenting, the founders of the Black Micropigmentation Association (BMA) say:

“For too long, there has been a lack of representation, support and education for and by Black artists. Too many conference line-ups with an obvious lack of diversity. Too few examples of Black artists who are leading the way and building hugely profitable, sustainable businesses. Too few options for artists who want to be part of a truly innovative, international organization, and professional association.”

Membership is open to Permanent Makeup Artists and clinic owners globally.