The European Union (EU) will ban the use of color inks in tattoos due to the potential harm to public health. The law, which will go into effect on Tuesday (4), states that chemicals can cause cancer or genetic mutations in humans.
According to the EU’s reach (registration, evaluation, licensing and restrictions on chemicals), a total of 4,000 products that have been used in color tattoos will be banned.
According to the European Union, “The goal is not to ban tattoos, but to make the colors used in tattoos and permanent makeup safer.”
Colors used in tattoo parlors will only be approved if they are different from prohibited chemicals. The deadline for obtaining paint suppliers’ approval is January 4, 2023.
Since the UK is no longer part of the European Union, the rules do not apply to these countries. However, British parliamentarians are already showing an interest in going deeper into this topic, and later decide whether the change will also take effect in the UK.
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