Australia Released Current Regulations on Tattoo Inks and Offers Suggestions for Improvement

  •   21 Nov 2017
  •    Jo Zhou

    Takehome:

    Australia officially sorted out its management rules on tattoo ink products and offered several administrative improvement measures.

    1. Tattoo Inks in Australia

    In Australia, tattoos are defined as:

    1. ordinary tattoo to inject ink into the dermal layer of the skin in order to permanently color the skin
    2. permanent make-up (PMU), a specialized form of tattooing used to impart a semi-permanent cosmetic effect to the body

    The inks for these two kinds of tattoo are also different. Tattoo ink may include multiple colorants to achieve a certain color, as well as other chemicals such as water, glycerol, isopropyl alcohol, witch hazel, preservatives, resins and contaminants. PMU inks are complex formulations that can have organic and inorganic colorants to achieve specific colors.

    1. How does Australia regulate Tattoo inks and PMU inks

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