Tattoo inks recalled over bacterial contamination, FDA says

The FDA has recalled several types of tattoo ink after determining they were contaminated with bacteria. Matt Boone reports

The FDA has recalled several types of tattoo ink after determining they were contaminated with bacteria. Matt Boone reports

The FDA says it plans to work with manufacturers and retailers to remove the contaminated inks from the market.

The Food and Drug Administration announced a recall Wednesday of tattoo ink that contains a bacteria that can cause health issues for people who have been tattooed with it.

Dynamic Color: Two lots, 12024090 and 12028090, of black tattoo ink made by Dynamic Color.

"The tattoo inks were manufactured or distributed by four firms inspected under an ongoing assignment", the FDA wrote in a news release. Additionally, they reviewed surveys of the products and their respective "microbiological analysis".

Common symptoms of tattoo ink-related infections include the appearances of rashes or lesions where the contaminated ink has been applied.

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

Tattoo artists and retailers should avoid using or selling the inks mentioned above.

Anyone who think they have an infection should see a medical professional.

Solid Ink-Diablo (red) tattoo ink manufactured by Color Art Inc.

Some infections can also leave permanent scarring, the FDA said.

Have you ever had a horror story regarding any of your ink?

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