FDA Issues Recall On Tattoo Ink Contaminated With Bacteria

18 May, 2019, 03:40 | Author: Regina Silva
  • A tattoo of a bison

According to the FDA, people who have been tattooed with contaminated ink can experience rashes or lesions of red papules.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a nationwide recall for tattoo ink due to bacterial contamination.

The FDA plans is working with manufacturers and retailers to remove the contaminated products from the market.

"The tattoo inks were manufactured or distributed by four firms inspected under an ongoing assignment", the FDA wrote in a news release.

The FDA announced the recall of six inks Wednesday following a routine survey, saying the inks can lead to serious injuries since there is a higher risk if infection when skin is broken.

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Following the alert, the FDA explained the potential implications of tattooing with contaminated ink, including high-risk of infection.

The agency is warning tattoo artist, retailers of tattoo ink, and those who are looking to receive a tattoo of the chance of bacteria in different inks.

One lot of Color Art's red Solid Ink-Diablo was also included.

If you have experienced symptoms of infection or an injury from a tattoo, contact a healthcare professional and inform their tattoo artist.

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