Permanent Make up Artist Code of Ethics

1. Practitioners are to maintain high professional standards consistent with sound practices.
2. Practitioners are to conduct business relationships in a manner that is fair to all.
3. Practitioners will promote professionalism in the permanent cosmetic industry without discrimination against any fellow member’s background and refrain from criticising the work of fellow practitioners.
4. Practitioners will refrain from any immoral or unethical behaviour in their business dealings.
5. Practitioners will strive to participate in continuing education to upgrade and improve their knowledge and skills.
6. Practitioners will follow licensing guidelines set forth for the permanent cosmetic industry.
7. Practitioners will utilize safe practices of sterilization of all machine or device componenets that can potentially be contaminated by blood borne pathogens, disposable parts, including needles, will not be reused.
8. Practitioners agree the application of permanent make-up is in fact tattooing. Members will not deceive their clients regarding this aspect of permanent cosmetics by stating “this is not tattooing”.
9. Practitioners understand the process of tattooing is not temporary or completely painless. Members will make no false or misleading statements to the public in their advertisements, brochures, or consultation materials regarding the process of tattooing.
10. Practitioners agree to maintain the confidentiality of their clients at all times.
11. Practitioners must not undertake treatments which are beyond the scope of their professional training.
12. Practitioners who do not hold a relevant qualification must advise clients to consult a qualified practitioner in such cases.
13. Practitioners must not treat any client for a condition which, to his/her knowledge, is at the time under the care of a doctor without the knowledge and consent of that doctor. Practitioners should enquire before treating a client for the first time if the client is under the care of a doctor.
14. Practitioners must not give injections or prescribe pills, ointments or lotions which should be prescribed by a doctor.