If you were planning on getting some fresh ink in the near future, you best check with your favorite tattoo artist. There has been a nationwide recall on certain types of ink.

The FDA announced the recall to alert consumers, tattoo artists and retailers about certain brands of tattoo ink that could be contaminated with microorganisms. The recall pertains to the following products:

  • Scalpaink SCScalpaink 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)

According to the FDA's website, they are alerting consumers, tattoo artists, and retailers of the potential for serious injury from use of tattoo inks that are contaminated with bacteria. Tattoo inks contaminated with microorganisms can cause infections and lead to serious health injuries when injected into the skin during a tattooing procedure, since there is an increased risk of infection any time the skin barrier is broken.

Officials urge consumers to ask the tattoo artist or studio about the tattoo inks they use and avoid the tattoo inks listed above, due to risk of infection and injury.

The FDA is urging tattoo artists and retailers to avoid using or selling the tattoo inks mentioned above, due to risk of infection and injury.

To view photos of the recalled products, you can follow this link to the FDA's website.