Responsible permanent make up: We comply with the new regulations of the Tattoo Ink Ordinance from January 2023Markus Peikert
The Tattoo Ink Ordinance is a regulation that regulates the use of tattoo inks in Germany. In January 2023, a new version of this regulation will come into force, bringing some important changes. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at these changes and discuss their impact on the tattoo industry and tattoo clients.
One of the most important changes concerns the ingredients of tattoo products. From January 2023, some ingredients that are still allowed in the current regulation will be banned. These include, for example, certain color pigments and preservatives that are classified as carcinogenic or harmful to health. The regulation also stipulates that in future only ingredients that are approved in an EU-wide list may be used.
Another important change concerns the labelling of tattoo products. From January 2023, all tattoo inks must be provided with a unique identification code that makes it possible to trace the product. The regulation also stipulates that all tattoo inks must contain instructions for use in German, which contain information on risks and use.
These changes have an impact on the tattoo industry and tattoo clients. On the one hand, the ban on some ingredients means that tattoo ink manufacturers will have to develop new formulations to meet the requirements of the regulation. This can lead to higher costs and possibly limitations in color choices.
For tattoo clients, the new regulation means they will get more information about the tattoo inks used for their tattoos. Clear labelling and instructions for use should help to reduce the risk of complications and adverse reactions. However, customers should be aware that the risk of allergic reactions and other undesirable effects can never be completely ruled out.
Overall, it can be said that the changes to the Tattoo Ink Ordinance from January 2023 will help to increase the safety of tattoos in Germany. The new requirements for ingredients, labelling and instructions for use are intended to help customers be better informed and minimise the risk of complications. For the tattoo industry, however, this also means adjustments and higher costs in the production of tattoo products.
It is important that tattoo clients always inform themselves well and opt for a reputable and experienced tattoo artist. Customers should also be aware that tattoos always carry some risk and that they should be well informed about the risks and possible complications.