FDA issues recall for tattoo inks contaminated with bacteria

Posted at 5:30 AM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 05:47:39-04

The FDA on Wednesday issued a recall for some tattoo inks contaminated with microorganisms which could cause serious health injuries and infections.

The recall says you should ask the tattoo artist about the inks they use and avoid the inks listed below:

  • 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)

Tattoo artists and retailers should avoid using or selling the inks mentioned above.

If you have experienced symptoms of infection or an injury from a tattoo, contact a healthcare professional and inform their tattoo artist.

The FDA also says you should consider reporting the injury to MedWatch: FDA’s Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.