<p>Tattoo artist Boe Mencarelli prepares his needle at Key West Ink August 23, 2007 in Key West, Florida. After a 40-year ban on permanent body tattoos Key West allowed two tattoo parlors to open as part of a legal settlement over city's rules. </p>
(WKBW) — Getting inked up? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to ask your tattoo artist or studio about what inks they'll be using.
Dynamic Color - Black tattoo ink manufactured by Dynamic Color Inc (lots 12024090 and 12026090)
Solid Ink-Diablo (red) tattoo ink manufactured by Color Art Inc. (dba Solid Ink) (dba Antone's Ink) (lot 10.19.18)
Commonly reported symptoms of tattoo-ink-associated infections include the appearance of rashes or lesions in areas where the contaminated ink has been applied. Some tattoo infections can also result in permanent scarring.
If you experience symptoms of infection or an injury after getting a tattoo, you should should consult a healthcare professional and inform your tattoo artist, the FDA said. You can also inform the FDA here.
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