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

Alert number: A12/0675/19

Product:  Tattoo ink

Name: Blue Iris

Batch number / Barcode:  Lot PBB/18904 Batch B20207 expiry date 05/23/21

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Chemical products

Brand: Perma Blend, World Famous Tattoo Ink

Type / number of model:  ref. PBB\1/2

Risk type: Chemical
The ink contains nickel.
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 nickel in tattoo inks are as low as technically achievable.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

Description:  Blue tattoo ink (15 ml) in a transparent plastic bottle with a pink cap.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: Italy