There’s a Warning for Anyone Getting a New Tattoo
If you have plans to get some ink, or recently got a tattoo, check with your artist to make sure the dye is safe.
Tattoo ink varieties have been recalled over concerns that they are tainted with bacteria, according to the Food and Drug Administration .
The FDA became aware of the contamination during routine testing. Inks contaminated with microorganisms may cause infection and serious health issues when introduced to the skin, including scarring. Symptoms of infections include rashes or lesions in areas where the ink has been used.
The following inks have been recalled: Dynamic Color - Black tattoo ink manufactured by Dynamic Color Inc. (lots 12024090 and 12026090) Solid Ink-Diablo (red) tattoo ink manufactured by Color Art Inc. (dba Solid Ink) (dba Antone’s Ink) (lot 10.19.18)
Consumers and tattoo ink artists should avoid use of the affected inks.
If you think you may have been hurt by the tattoo inks or recently got a tattoo, you should contact your tattoo artist, your physician, and should also consider reporting your injury to MedWatch: FDA’s Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program, the FDA said.
The FDA said it’s working with the manufacturers to remove the tainted ink from the market.