Board Members

Meet our professional global master instructors who are world-renowned permanent makeup artists and educators. We hold prestigious positions in aesthetics, artistry, and training.

Phivi Tran is a world-recognized and celebrated beauty professional and artist. She is a Board-certified, Grand Master Trainer with Micropigmentation Academy & Clinic where she provides best-in-class services and leads training courses for aspiring permanent makeup artists from across the globe. 

Born in Vietnam, Phivi immigrated to the U.S. in 2010. Her career in beauty started long before she came to the States. As a child, she dreamed of being a fashion designer with models showing off her designs on the biggest runways. 

That same desire to be in a high-performance industry that was focused on beauty and aesthetics is where she began her career at a very young age as a nail technician. Phivi made her rounds working at various salons and set a goal to save up her money and eventually open her own salon – which she did! Her vision was to add additional services to her offerings and so she began training in the emerging technique of Microblading. 

“I always had a vision – not just to be in the beauty industry – but I wanted to work less and make more. I wanted to have more time for myself and for my family.”

Immediately upon starting her first Microblading training course, she knew things were going to change in her life. Phivi practiced the skills she had learned day and night and was told by so many that she had the talent to excel in this up-and-coming technique. 

“I felt proud, accomplished, and overjoyed that I had found that thing I was looking for – but I wanted to do more. I wanted to share my experiences and help others too.” 

Phivi has helped many clients feel beautiful and regain their confidence and has mentored thousands of artists – helping to shape their drive and goals to also achieve financial success in the PMU industry. 

Phivi Tran


Anthonye Angelillo

Anthonye Angelillo, co-Founder + master

Anthonye Angelillo is the President, chief developer, and International Grand Master Educator here at Micropigmentation Academy. He is also a Board-certified GrandMaster Trainer with Micropigmentation Academy and an official board member. Anthonye is also the acting USA governor for the Association of International PMU Artist Inc. since 2020. 

He has instructed students from around the world and has amassed a skillset unsurpassed by most others. Prior to this, Anthonye owned a very successful hair salon, El Salon. In addition to being a licensed tattoo artist, Anthonye is also an aesthetician with 15 years of experience in SMP & PMU and 35 plus years in the studies of Dermatology and Herbal Medicine.

Anthonye also has multiple Patents pending on tools he invented like the world’s only 2rl needles True Follicle (TM) exclusively for Scalp Micropigmentation. His desire was to improve the technique and contribute to the development of diversity, style, and hyper-realistic results for the art of SMP.

Anthonye specializes in “SMP” Scalp & Areola Micropigmentation, Scar camouflage,  and plasma skin tightening. As a life-long artist, with extensive experience in all types of mediums including Realism, Surrealism, and Abstract, Anthonye is always bringing his broad spectrum of knowledge to new horizons.

Otar M. Taktakishvili- MD, FAAEM 


Otar M. Taktakishvili MD FAAEM is an Emergency Medicine physician with 15 years of active clinical practice. He is currently an Attending Physician at an extremely high functioning ER, with clinical outcome measures in the fifth percentile nationally.

Dr. T is a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Physicians, and Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, with medical licenses in CT and NY.

Recipient of such scholarships as the Rhodes-Dunlap Research Scholarship, Dr. Payvandi Medical Scholarship and NIH grants and multiple publications in peer reviewed journals, Dr. T is an avid student, teacher and practitioner of medicine and traumatology.

Still in love with Emergency Medical care, Dr T has been on the forefront of fighting the evolving pandemic. Throughout this global medical disaster, Dr. T has continued to deliver state of the art care to patients in both super affluent and underserved populations of Connecticut  “Gold Coast” and NY, where he has thrived as a patient advocate and a caring physician in the community, being recognized as the Doctor of the Year in Emergency Medicine.

With a strong passion for teaching, Dr. T has educated students at all levels, starting in his Chief Resident year at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was awarded the David Kreiss Outstanding Resident Award.  With clinical and teaching experience spanning multiple medical centers including University of Iowa College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, NYU Langone Hospital LI, Norwalk Hospital and Tbilisi Medical Academy, Dr. T continues to practice and inspire students with his passion for medicine, common sense approach to medical problem solving.

Being an accomplished musician with multiple critically acclaimed album releases, as well as an avid connoisseur of art and film, Dr. T also has a keen sense of aesthetic.

Master Huong Wang is a Master/Instructor/Practicioner in the fields of microblading, lash extension, microneedling, tattoo removal, and contouring. She has earned numerous certifications/awards from the Phi-Academy. 

Huong Wang