The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/0438/18

Product:  Tattoo ink

Name: Dark Brown

Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: RX49IMX40, LOT SS251, MHD: 02.2022

Risk level: Serious

Category: Chemical products

Brand: INTENZE

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains nickel (measured value: 130 mg/kg), arsenic (6.9 mg/kg) and lead (20.5 mg/kg).
Arsenic is carcinogenic, exposure to lead is harmful for human health and can cause developmental neurotoxicity. Nickel can cause skin irritation and induce sensitisation or elicit allergic responses.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up recommends that the levels of arsenic and lead in tattoo inks do not exceed 2 mg/kg and that the content of nickel in tattoo inks be as low as technically achievable.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

Description:  Tattoo ink in a transparent plastic bottle with screw-top fitted with dispensing nozzle.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia