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On the Horizon: Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Ink Restrictions

Tuesday, January 23, 2018   (0 Comments)
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In a recent report, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) proposed restrictions on substances in tattoo and permanent makeup inks in response to potential skin complica­tions.

The report was submitted with several other European regulatory bodies, including the Norwegian Environment Agency, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and the Federal Institute for Occupational Health and Safety.

Intentional tattoos using permanent ink are the subject of the proposed restriction, including:

  • Decorative tattoos—drawings, designs or inscriptions created using modern tattoo inks and electric machines, which make up the majority of today’s tattoos;

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