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

Alert number: A12/0667/19

Product:  Tattoo ink

Name: Maroon Honey

Batch number / Barcode:  Batch SS251

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Chemical products

Brand: Intenze

Type / number of model:  Article ST1150BMH - the Boris Collection

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains the aromatic amines o-anisidine (measured value: 36.2 mg/kg) and toluidine (measured value: 14.7 mg/kg).
Aromatic amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that aromatic amines with carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic or sensitising properties should neither be present in tattoos and permanent make-up products nor released from azo-colourants.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description:  Yellow tattoo ink in a small bottle with a volume of 29.6 ml, bearing the brand, batch number and colour index.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: Italy