FDA Laws and How They Relate to the Body Art Industry & Pigment/Material Toxicity, Chemistry, Photo-stability, and Potential Complications In The Human Body


An overview of the regulation of tattoo pigments, and permanent ink makeup


Kathleen Lewis, Senior Advisor, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


May 28, 2020

FDA Law and the Body Art Industry 

Overview of how the FDA regulates tattoo and permanent makeup ink and the enforcement actions that have been taken.

Tattoo Pigments Regulation, Chemistry, Photostability, and Potential Complications in the Human Body 

Overview of the regulation of tattoo pigments, a little chemistry and photo stability of pigments, and the potential harm that tattoos/pigments can cause.

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