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ECHA Consults on Tattoo Inks and Permanent Make-up Regulation

October 13, 2016

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is currently consulting the public on different substances.

ECHA is asking for comments and evidence regarding the need to restrict certain substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU). The consultation focuses on the following areas:

  • Substances restricted in the Cosmetic Products Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009
  • Substances that are classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic to reproduction (CMR) or as sensitizers in Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation)
  • Other substances mentioned by the Council of Europe’s Resolution ResAP(2008)1 on the requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up
  • Any other substances in tattoos or PMU inks that are identified and may present risks to human health

The deadline of comment for this is on November 23, 2016.