Tattoo Inks and Permanent Make Up - Restrictions of 4000 Substances

Tattoo Inks and Permanent Make Up - Restrictions of 4000 Substances

Monday, November 29, 2021

📢  From January 2022, more than 4000 substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make up will be restricted by the European Union.

12% of European are tattooed, and this figure doubles in the 18-35 age group. To protect European citizens, the use of thousands of hazardous chemicals found in tattoo inks and permanent make-up will be limited. This restriction will introduce maximum concentration limits for individual or groups of substances found in those inks.

 

This restriction also requires mixtures meant for tattooing and permanent make-up to mention it on their labels, along with a list of ingredients and safety statements.

 

The concerned substances include carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substances as well as corrosive, eye damaging, skin sensitive or irritant products. According to ECHA, some of the substances used in tattoos are already banned under the EU’s Cosmetic Products Regulation.

The aim is not to ban tattooing but to make the colours used in tattoos and permanent make-up safer.

For more information, read the full article here: https://echa.europa.eu/hot-topics/tattoo-inks

 

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