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Tattoo inks recalled by FDA due to bacteria contamination

Posted at 11:03 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 23:03:35-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The Federal Drug Administration has recalled three tattoo inks contaminated with bacteria.

The products recalled due to contamination by microorganisms are:

- Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA, Scalpaink AL basic black tattoos made by Scalp Aesthetics, all lots.
- Dynamic Black Ink - black tattoo ink, Lots 12024090 and 12026090.
- Color Art Inc. - Solid Ink Diablo (red) lot 10.19.18

The FDA warns these tattoo inks can cause infections and lead to serious health injures like rashes or allergic reactions.

Fox 4 spoke with local tattoo shop, Cape Life Tattoo, to find out which tattoo inks they use.

“I order online, I get reputable companies like Kingpin Tattoo Supply, it’s really good, because you’ll never know what you are going to get otherwise,” said Gary Morris, Owner, Cape Life Tattoo.

For more information from the FDA on these products click here.