Thinking about getting a tattoo? A new government report might make you reconsider. The Food and Drug Administration just updated its guidelines on tattoos, and the information is pretty scary. The FDA has received 363 reports of adverse reactions to tattoos from 2004 to 2016, and that includes infections from contaminated tattoo inks and allergic reactions to the inks themselves.
Before you get a tattoo, consider THESE QUESTIONS, answered by Dr. Linda Katz, M.D., M.P.H., director of FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors.
If you want to get a tattoo, the FDA recommends you look into the tattoo parlor and tattoo artist, and make sure both the place and the technician follow state and local laws.