NCHR Comments on Insanitary Conditions in the Preparation, Packing, and Holding of Tattoo Inks and the Risk of Microbial Contamination FDA Draft Guidance

September 11, 2023: Tattoos are common in the U.S. and almost half tattoo inks are contaminated. NCHR supports FDA’s draft guidance to improve the safety of tattoo ink and recommends that labels describing the links be available to consumers and sterile dilution techniques should be required and explained. NCHR urges FDA to develop an information toolkit to increase
consumer awareness about reporting any adverse reactions to tattoos.

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