Linergist against linergist

The job of a linergist is becoming an increasingly popular and valued profession. Permanent make-up salons are sprouting up everywhere in small towns and metropolises, and their popularity is rising dramatically. This profession’s expressive development is also easily evident on Internet message boards and Facebook groups. Unfortunately next to positive comments and advice there are also rude and malicious people, who criticise the work and make-up methods of their colleagues. This creates a negative atmosphere and leads to unfair competition. Such state of the matter made us contemplate on the ethics of the job of a linergist.

What is professional ethics?

Professional ethics stands for established norms of a given professional group. Its aim is to determine who a member of such group is, what are the ethic objectives, work norms, and typical conflicts that arise in the group. Professional ethics firmly rests on human rights. Representatives of a given group should observe the rules laid down by the profession’s ethics and work in accordance with them. Usually one can hear about medical ethics or teachers’ ethics, but can we say something about professional ethics of a linergist?


Professional ethics of linergists

What does ‚professional ethics of a linergist’ mean? Each professional permanent make-up artist that respects own trade should think about it. In our book, professional ethics encompasses the following issues:

  1. Attitude towards the client.
  2. Code of conduct in the permanent make-up business
  3. Attitude towards other linergists.

1. Attitude towards the client.

  • The job of a linergist is to perform professional sessions of applying permanent make-up according to client’s request and with observance of face biology and aesthetics.
  • A linergist’s duty to educate the client on the contraindications and possible side effects. During the conversation, he or she should display patience, carefulness, and above all – concern about the client’s wellbeing.
  • The client should see his or her linergist as a trusted specialist.
  • A linergist ought to fulfil his duties with respect of others regardless of their sex, race, nationality, social group, material status, or other such features.
  • A linergist has the right to deny a session if in his judgement the client’s expectations are irrational and may negatively affect his or her health/face aesthetics.

2. Code of conduct in the permanent make-up business

  • A linergist should care to contribute to the development of the industry of permanent make-up by creating new methods, products, improving sessions and their results in respect of the law, safety, and other factors.
  • A linergist has the right to use chosen methods and permanent make-up products commonly available on the market.
  • A linergist should protect the trade’s good reputation and respect own and other professional’s work, strive for perfection, and at the same time support novices in the industry. It is unacceptable to comment the work of beginners in a negative manner, as well as of people with bigger experience.
  • A linergist respects the work of other representatives of the profession. He does not claim to be the author of other people’s work, he does not usurp the rights to work that is not his or her. Professional image is managed with awareness and responsibility. A linergist respects and honours the work and achievements of others in the business.

3. Attitude towards other linergists

  • Linergists ought to display mutual respect.
  • Linergists should respect individual preferences for methods of work, products, time, and ways of working with the client of other representatives of the trade.
  • Healthy competition should be maintained between linergists. Healthy and fair competition is a positive stimulus encouraging self-development. Unfair competition is unacceptable, just as mud sliding is, i.e. disseminating negative and untrue opinions.
  • Linergists should not be critical of other linergists’ work in an offensive manner.
  • Linergists cannot be driven by envy and jealousy. They should form a cohesive group where professionals support each other and work towards a common goal.
  • Linergists ought to back each other, help each other out, and if need be – defend other representatives of the trade.
  • Linergists should not publicly criticise other linergists.


In every profession it is expected to represent own trade with dignity, but in the job of a linergist professional ethics seem to be especially important owing to the short history of this business. Some see it as a branch of cosmetics, others as part of aesthetic medicine. This still unfamiliar to some people job is somewhat difficult to place on the map of professions, and it requires ethical conduct on the part of its representatives. Remembering about basic rules for working with clients, other linergists, and about professional conduct is necessary for proper development of the permanent make-up business, respect for this type of profession, and for awareness of the seriousness, importance, and importance of this trade.