Product: Tattoo ink
Name: Bright Red
Batch number / Barcode: SS258, art. st1007BR; exp. date 31.07.2022
Risk level: Serious
Category: Chemical products
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
The ink contains cadmium (measured value: 0.62 mg/kg), mercury (measured value: 0.32 mg/kg) and barium (measured value: 62 mg/kg).
Exposure to lead is harmful for human health and can cause developmental neurotoxicity. Salts of barium can be absorbed from the tattoo ink and have toxic effects.
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 cadmium and mercury in tattoo inks do not exceed 0.2 mg/kg and that the level of barium does not exceed 50 mg/kg.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description: Bright red tattoo ink in a plastic bottle with screw top.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Croatia
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany
Date: July 30, 2018
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