Tattoo ink recalled because of bacteria 'harmful to human health'

The FDA has recalled several types of tattoo ink after determining they were contaminated with bacteria. Matt Boone reports

The FDA has recalled several types of tattoo ink after determining they were contaminated with bacteria. Matt Boone reports

Since their discovery, they have been working with the manufacturers to appropriately remove the products from the shelves.

Food and Drug Administration officials recalled several types of tattoo ink this week over worries that they could be contaminated with unsafe bacteria.

Common symptoms of tattoo ink-related infections include the appearances of rashes or lesions where the contaminated ink has been applied.

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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".

One of them is the popular black ink made by Dynamic Color.

The FDA identified six inks contaminated with bacteria harmful to human health.

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According to the FDA, contaminated inks can lead to infections and serious health injuries when injected into the skin during a tattooing procedure.

One lot of Color Art's red Solid Ink-Diablo was also included. They pose the risk of serious infection and injury. Some tattoo infections can result in permanent scarring, the FDA said.

Food and Drug Administration officials recalled several types of tattoo ink on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

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