The United States Food and Drug Administration recalled a variety of tattoo ink because they are contaminated with microorganisms that may cause infection and serious health issues when introduced to the skin.
The following tattoo inks have been recalled:
- Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA, and Scalpaink AL basic black tattoo inks manufactured by Scalp Aesthetics (all lots)
- 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.
Anyone who thinks they may have been hurt by the tattoo inks should contact their tattoo artist, their physician, and should also consider reporting their injury to MedWatch: FDA’s Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program, the FDA said.
The FDA encourages consumers with questions about product safety to submit an inquiry or to visit www.fda.gov/fcic for additional information.