Let’s make this transition to new regulations together as a family.
What is Reach?
On January 4, 2022, revised REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals) regulations went into effect, banning specific substances affecting all tattoo inks sold in Europe.
In response, World Famous Tattoo Ink launched LIMITLESS, a new REACH-compliant line to ensure artists in Europe have continued access to high quality inks. While transitioning to LIMITLESS is a great first step, ECHA recommends certain protocols to protect artists and their studios.
Your Next Steps
If you haven’t already, you need to dispose of ALL non-REACH compliant inks from your studio. Even if you aren’t using the non-compliant ink — if it’s in your possession, the examining authorities could take action against you. When disposing, it is recommended that you keep a record of the disposal to provide proof in cases where you may be questioned.
When you are tattooing your clients with these new inks, you have to relay the info on the label of the ink to the client before beginning the tattoo. This will ensure that all safety protocols are followed and that there are no allergies to any of the substances within the ink. Of course, as per usual, you should be having your clients sign the necessary paperwork for legal confirmation of permission of the tattoo.
If you do not follow the steps above or transition to using REACH compliant inks, you could face a prison sentence of up to 2 years &/or substantial fines. This does not include the possibility of your clients filing any claims against you or your business. Do keep in mind that the above discipline may vary depending on your specific country of residence, so please check with your appropriate country’s authorities to confirm.
Why World Famous LIMITLESS?
During the development of LIMITLESS, the World Famous Team diligently worked to ensure all of the products were monitored at every level of manufacturing and testing, beginning with individual ingredients and finishing with the final inks. All products are controlled in the highest level of efficiency and security with the quality control system, ISO 13485. But, the team couldn’t have achieved this great success without the expansion of the research, manufacturing and testing facilities. As the industry evolved, Word Famous has evolved with it, tripling the size of their US-based manufacturing, bottling, & R&D facility, dedicated to the creation of your go-to top tier ink.
With over 100+ colors and new formulations, LIMITLESS is here to make your transition to these new regulations efficient and successful. At launch, LIMITLESS is only available to those artists in the EU so that they can be fully supported during this transition. If you have any additional questions about LIMITLESS, visit their LIMITLESS site where you can find the latest information and keep up to date on new color launches.
As always, World Famous will continue to keep you in the loop as new info is released, so be sure to be subscribed to their email and keep your inboxes open.
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For more info regarding REACH’s regulations on tattoo & PMU ink click here.