This has nothing to do with the people who create tattoos of course imagebut rather one supplier of the permanent ink used.  It does recommend to perhaps inquire though and see what products are used in case this bad lot is among the supplies.  CDC began watching this when a person in New York had a skin infection and a dermatologist diagnosed the condition  The ink manufacturer upon learning recalled the batches in question when they learned of the contamination and it appears it went back to a tradeshow  and thus about 12 cases so far have been diagnosed, not a large number but again awareness for those supplying and getting tattoos today.  Last year we had the huge “wipe” recalls from Triad so again just something to be aware of as information becomes known as it’s out there among us at times.  BD

Recalled Wipes From Triad Still Out There in Consumer Medicine Cabinets and Possibly At Some Retail Locations-Manufacturers and FDA Need To Do A Better Job-Bar Codes

Bad tattoo ink is behind a rash of infections in several states. The FDA and CDC issued a recall of ink traced back to an Arizona trade show and manufacturer. Non-tuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM) has been diagnosed in over a dozen cases across the country.

Thursday, CBS News in Denver reported that health officials are cautioning the public and anyone who has gotten body artwork done in recent months about the tainted samples. Some are causing skin infections and outbreaks.


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