Tattoo ink "Medium Brown"

Recall published
Product title
Tattoo ink "Medium Brown"
Product description
A thick, brown fluid in a plastic bottle with a dispensing nozzle in the lid.
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 30.1 mg/kg of nickel and 7.5 mg/kg of arsenic. According to ResAP (2008) 1, nickel levels in tattoo inks must be as low as technically achievable as nickel has a high allergenic potential. The application under the skin of tattoo inks containing nickel results in permanent contact with a sensitising allergen. The arsenic level detected in the sample also exceeds the level of 2 mg/kg recommended in Resolution ResAP (2008) 1.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
DATE 11/30/15, LOT SS72
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Country of origin
United States
RAPEX Reference
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country


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