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Substances in tattoo inks and permanent make up

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Basic info

Status Opinions adopted
Details on the scope of restriction Restricting the placing on the market of certain chemicals in tattoo inks and permanent make-up.
Further substance information The starting point for the scope of the assessment is the list of substances restricted in the Cosmetics Products Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009 as well as substances with harmonised classification as CMR, skin sensitiser/irritant/corrosive, and eye irritant/damaging. This scope also covers the substances in the Council of Europe Resolution (ResAP(2008)1) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up (https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc.jsp?p=&Ref=ResAP(2008)1&Language=lanEnglish&Ver=original&direct=true). ECHA and its partner Member States submitting the dossier (Denmark, Italy, and Norway) analysed the risks to human health of the substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up. Germany also significantly contributed to the dossier preparation.
Reason for restriction The Commission has asked ECHA to assess the risk of chemicals in tattoo inks and permanent make-up, the relevant socio-economic impacts and the need for European Union-wide action beyond any national measures already in place by preparing an Annex XV dossier for restriction.

Intention timeline

Date of intention 2016-08-23
Expected date of submission 2017-10-06
Latest update 2019-07-08

Support information

Restriction report and annexes
Remarks The primary concern is human health risks for the general population. Risks not related to chemicals (e.g. hygiene concerns as well as other provisions, e.g., notification, warnings and complete ingredient labelling of tattoo inks) can continue to be regulated at the Member State level.

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July 26, 2019
  • Latest update: 2019-07-082019-07-24
  • Restriction report and annexes: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/99d6bc64-eaec-6ab4-23ab-1b9f2440f027https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/6f739150-39db-7e2c-d07d-caf8fb81d153
This version
July 9, 2019
  • Latest update: 2019-06-172019-07-08
June 18, 2019
  • Latest update: 2018-12-212019-06-17
  • Status: Opinion developmentOpinions adopted
Feb. 18, 2019
  • Latest update: 2019-02-072018-12-21
Feb. 8, 2019
  • Co-submitter: Denmark, Italy and Norway
  • Latest update: 2018-12-212019-02-07
  • Restriction report and annexes: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/6d8be8b8-1632-acd3-51f0-c88ed99b55a4https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/24c0de4d-3e43-6b0b-630f-62f149fee176
  • Restriction report and annexes: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/9a90a76f-94e0-ac14-00c4-e4be70fb82e7https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/99d6bc64-eaec-6ab4-23ab-1b9f2440f027
  • Restriction report and annexes: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/cc1e94ee-9d7e-34f3-0e36-20f8622c76bfhttps://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/a2c427c2-6155-461d-927c-2a700dbbc8ce
  • Status: SubmittedOpinion development
  • Submitter: ECHA
Jan. 3, 2019
  • Latest update: 2018-12-182018-12-21
Dec. 18, 2018
  • Latest update: 2018-08-292018-12-18
  • Restriction report and annexes: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/11bc9f10-69c9-cf37-906c-f59bc67964bdhttps://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/6d8be8b8-1632-acd3-51f0-c88ed99b55a4
  • Restriction report and annexes: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/67e17fba-c175-30c9-5e49-67b1fae11fa5https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/9a90a76f-94e0-ac14-00c4-e4be70fb82e7
  • Restriction report and annexes: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/f877a41e-d982-9bee-497a-0417f9368aeehttps://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/cc1e94ee-9d7e-34f3-0e36-20f8622c76bf