FDA issues nationwide tattoo ink recall due to bacterial contamination

FDA issues nationwide tattoo ink recall due to bacterial contamination

Several tattoo inks were recalled Wednesday after officials discovered they were contaminated with bacteria that could lead to serious infections or health issues.

The FDA said it's working with the manufacturers to remove the tainted ink from the market. Additionally, they reviewed surveys of the products and their respective "microbiological analysis".

They did have the Dynamic black ink, but tattoo artist Nicki Ninteman said, "We checked all the lot numbers and all of ours are clean, so we're good".

Following the alert, the FDA explained the potential implications of tattooing with contaminated ink, including high-risk of infection.

Anyone who think they have an infection should see a medical professional.

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Dynamic Color - Black tattoo ink manufactured by Dynamic Color Inc. According to the FDA, some tattoo infections can result in permanent scarring.

A red ink sold by Solid Ink or Antone's Ink has also been recalled. Additionally, you can view photos of the following inks here.

In watching for possible infections from tattoo ink, look for rashes of red pimples around there the ink was used.

Have you ever had a horror story regarding any of your ink?

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