Kansas Board of Cosmetology

Body Art

The Board licenses individuals and facilities for the following body art professions:

Tattoo Artists
Body Piercers
Permanent Cosmetic Technicians
Facilities for the Three Above Listed Professions

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Each practitioner shall follow universal precautions in ALL cases.

69-15-25 (d).


May 2019

The FDA has provided notice that the following tattoo inks have been recalled because they are contaminated with microorganisms:

Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA, and Scalpaink AL basic black tattoo inks manufactured by Scalp Aesthetics (all lots)

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)

Read the entire FDA notice here: https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/cosmetics-recalls-alerts/fda-advises-consumers-tattoo-artists-and-retailers-avoid-using-or-selling-certain-tattoo-inks



August 2015

The Kansas Board of Cosmetology has been made aware of a nontuberulous mycobacteria (NTM) skin infection presenting in several individuals who received tattoos in the United States. The CDC reports that multiple states have been affected by this NTM outbreak, linking the infection to contaminated inks which may result from nonsterile water used to dilute the inks.

Centers for Disease Control - http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6133a3.htm
U.S. Food and Drug Administration- http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm316357.htm

Voluntary Nationwide Recall of A Thousand Virgins Grey wash Tattoo Inks and Tattoo Kits Due to Microbial Contamination


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