Now here's a bit of crazy news for you that we had to report, right now there has been a massive recall on tattooings in America because they are contaminated with bacteria, what the fuck!
The recall warns consumers, tattoo artists and retailers to not use six different inks from several manufacturers, since tests showed they were contaminated with "bacteria harmful to human health."
"Tattoo inks contaminated with microorganisms can cause mad infections and lead to serious health issues when injected into the skin during a tattooing procedure since there is an increased risk of infection any time the skin barrier is broken,"
MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET YOUR ARTIST TO CHECK THEIR INK
THE FOLLOWING INKS ARE INCLUDED IN THE RECALL:
- Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA, and Scalpaink AL basic black tattoo inks manufactured by Scalp Aesthetics (all lots)
- Dynamic Color - Black tattoo ink manufactured by Dynamic Color Inc (lots 12024090 and 12026090)
- Solid Ink-Diablo (red) tattoo ink manufactured by Color Art Inc. (dba Solid Ink) (dba Antone's Ink) (lot 10.19.18)
Symptoms of infections include the appearance of rashes or lesions consisting of red papules in areas where you have got tattooed. According to the FDA, some tattoo infections can result in permanent scarring.
"Indications of an infection can be difficult to recognize as other conditions (e.g., allergic reactions) may initially have similar signs and symptoms, leading to misdiagnosis and ineffective treatments," the best thing you can do is get your tattoo artist to take a look at the ink we are using and look at the lot numbers.
And don't think that we are not affected in the UK as in companies based in the USA ship their inks all over the world, stay safe keep your tattoo clean and keep it INK!