ATTN: TATTOO ARTISTS, SHOP OWNERS, BODY ART INSPECTORS & PROGRAM MANAGERS
This information has been passed down from AFDO through a cooperative effort between the Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO) Body Art Committee and the Florida Environmental Health Association (FEHA) to quickly & effectively disseminate information about recalls, warnings, possible contamination & other important information about products used in the body art industry.
The AFDO Body Art Committee became aware that on October 1, 2019 the FDA sent out warning letter to Intenze Product Inc. and Color Art, Inc. DBA Solid Ink regarding adulterated and misbranded cosmetics due to:
Tattoo inks contaminated with microorganisms can cause infections and lead to serious health injuries when injected into the skin during a tattooing procedure, since there is an increased risk of infection any time the skin barrier is broken.
The inks referred to in the warning letters are:
Intenze Product Inc. Warning Letter
Color Art, Inc. DBA Solid Ink Warning Letter
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Laurel Arrigona: firstname.lastname@example.org
KC Stevenson: email@example.com
Michael Crea: Info@FEHA.org
FEHA has a committee on Body Art called the Body Art Advisory Group. This committee deals important issues in the Body Art Industry. These issues include but are not limited to the issues outlines below. If you feel that there is an issue that needs to be addressed by the. FEHA Body Art Advisory Group please send your recommendations and concerns to info@FEHA.org
Enforcement of Unlicensed Activity of Tattoo Artists
Currently FEHA is working with the Florida Tattoo Artists Guild to encourage local law enforcement to enforce the Tattoo laws that have already been established in 64E-28 of the Administrative Code & 381.00787 of the Florida Statute. We are mainly focusing on enforcing the rule that tattoo artists must be licensed and must be working in a licensed tattoo establishment and not from their home or other unlicensed facility.
We have developed a letter that can be sent to your local Police Chief or Sheriff. This letter can be downloaded by clicking this link.
We encourage all Body Artists and their clients to send this letter to their local law enforcement. The more letters that we send, the more attention we will bring to the problem these "home tattoo artists" are causing our community. Please take a moment to read over the letter and follow the instructions to send it to your local law enforcement.
NEHA Body Art Model Code (BAMC)
FEHA has been working in conjunction with the Body Art Industry across the nation and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) on the revision of the NEHA National Body Art Model Code. This is an ongoing process on the revision of the Body Art Model Code and more information will be posted once it is released to the public. If there is something that you feel needs to be added to your state or local body art regulations please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what it is so that we can bring it up during our revision meetings.
Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)
FEHA has been working with the Association of Food and Drug Officials on various topics relating to the body art industry. More detailed info to come soon.
If you are interested in participating in the Body Art Advisory Group please contact Michael Crea at Info@FEHA.org
You may also follow our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FEHABodyArt/
This event is approved for 1.0 contact hours or .10 CEUs for those certified under section 381.0101, Florida Statutes.