International Expert Advisory Network

Andrea Darby International Master Trainer

Andrea Darby - Master Trainer at Permanent International Congress Berlin 2012

In addition to my own
qualifications and experience I consider it essential to consult with multidisciplinary experts to ensure that I am constantly improving the quality of services and providing clients services that are industry "Best Practice". Below is a small sample of the international experts who I have a direct relationship with and can contact as and when required for expert advice about matters within their field of expertise.


A Small Sample of the Quality of Our Expert Advisors
(In Alphabetical Order)

Michael Beckenstein
M.D. F.A.C.S.

Dr. Beckenstein
is a leading Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon based in Alabama USA.

Dr. Beckenstein completed his internship and general surgical training in 1992 at Saint Barnabas Medical Centre in Livingston, New Jersey, where he was awarded the Herbert Schulte Award for clinical excellence.

To obtain expertise in the fields of breast and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Beckenstein completed a fellowship at the Breast Reconstruction Foundation under Dr. Carl Hartrampf, Jr., in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Hartrampf is the developer and worlds leading authority on the of the TRAM flap for Breast reconstruction.

Dr. Beckenstein is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in patient care, a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a researcher and published author of clinical texts and studies relating to breast, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery. I consider Dr. Beckenstein to be one of the worlds foremost experts in plastic and reconstructive surgery particularly in relation to the specialised areas of hair transplant surgery and breast surgery.

I had the immense pleasure of providing medical tattoo training services to Dr. Beckenstein and his clinical/surgical team in September of 2014, read Dr. Beckenstein's comments about my Medical Tattoo training services.

After seeing first hand the outcomes of reconstructive procedures in several countries I can say without hesitation that the standard of patient outcomes being achieved by Dr. Beckenstein and his team are extraordinary and in some cases ground breaking. I recommend Dr. Beckenstein to any woman wanting the very best breast reconstruction available.

 Read more about Dr. Beckenstein.

I am honoured to have Dr. Beckenstein as one of my international experts advisors.

Mr. Derek Darby RN

Derek has extensive experience in the provision and management of health services in both the public and private health sector, a Division 1 RN Australian Registered health Practitioner who has successfully completed multiple courses in Occupational health & Safety, Accident & Emergency and numerous others, Derek is also a former St Johns Ambulance honorary lecturer. Derek was a health & safety consultant to the oil exploration industry and has developed vocational, health, and safety training courses for the mining industry.

A Master of Educational Research and an expert in the creation of vocational course construct and delivery via interactive online learning platforms and has significant skills in the area of Information Technology. I consult with Derek on a daily basis on a wide spectrum of topics within his extensive areas
of expertise.

Dr. Linda Dixon

Dr. Linda Dixon is the former President of the American Academy of Micropigmentation, and was an Eminent Member of our previous industry project at and is widely regarded as the matriarch of contemporary Cosmetic & Medical Tattooing.

Dr. Dixon is recognised internationally as a leading practitioner and educator in the field of Micro-Pigmentation, the innovator of new techniques and equipment development, most professionals in the industry would be using at least some "Dixon Techniques".

In June 2013 I had the immense pleasure of spending one on one time working with Linda in Hawaii Collaborating and Consulting with her in relation to her new developments & techniques I am privileged to consider Linda as a friend and a key member of my International Expert Advisory Network.

Mr. Jörn Kluge

Jörn is the President & CEO of MT.Derm in Germany the worlds leading manufacturer of Micropigmentation devices and equipment, Jörn is also CEO of Amiea the flagship brand that is at the cutting edge of technology Jörn holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and is the inventor of numerous granted patents in the field of Micropigmentation.

I regard Jörn to be the unparalleled leading international expert in the field of Micropigmentation and an invaluable resource as well as being the head of our global partnership network. I am privileged to be able to consult with Jörn when expert information is required.

Dr. Michael Serafin

Dr. Michael Serafin has a B.Pharm (Hon) & PhD and is a compound specialist, I have consulted Michael on several occasions regarding topical and eutectic preparations relating to cosmetic tattooing. I consider Michael to be a highly skilled expert who is generous with his knowledge within his field of expertise.

Dr. Alicia Teska

Dr. Alicia Teska is a Cosmetic Physician in Melbourne Victoria Australia and holds a certification in Dermatology, I have consulted with and referred numerous clients to Dr. Teska due to her extensive experience and expertise in the field of cosmetic medicine.

Many clients come to us seeking assistance due to unsatisfactory cosmetic tattoo services that have been provided elsewhere, in some of those circumstances the assistance that the client requires is outside of my field of expertise and it is comforting to know that I am able to discus the case and refer the client to Alicia at the Skin Temple if required.


If you would like me to become one of your expert advisors please contact me to discuss your proposal.

Kind Regards            


Andrea Darby

Global Industry Educator
Cosmetic & Medical Tattooist