The FDA is recalling a handful of different tattoo inks over concerns they may be contaminated with microorganisms.
If you’re one of the many people in the U.S. That enjoys getting tattoos, this latest recall from the FDA is for you. Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall for six types of tattoo ink. The concern is that the ink, which comes from different manufacturers, “are contaminated with microorganisms.”
According to the recall notice, contamination from microorganisms may cause “serious injuries and infections with symptoms that include rashes or lesions where the ink was injected.” The specific inks included in the recall are as follows:
- Scalpaink SC basic black tattoo ink, manufactured by Scalp Aesthetics, all lots.
- Scalpaink PA basic black tattoo ink, manufactured by Scalp Aesthetics, all lots.
- Scalpaink AL basic black tattoo ink, manufactured by Scalp Aesthetics, all lots.
- Dynamic Color, black tattoo ink, manufactured by Dynamic Color Inc., lots 12024090, 12026090.
- Solid Ink, Diablo (red) tattoo ink, manufactured by Color Art Inc. lot 10.19.18.
For now, the FDA is urging consumers to check with their tattoo artists to ensure they aren’t using the recalled ink. Tattoo parlors across the country are also being notified not to use the recalled products.