Tattoo Ink Manufacturer Recalls Product Due to Contamination

Tattoo Ink Manufacturer Recalls Product Due to Contamination
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August 5, 2015

Now you have a reason other than your mom's voice in your head to pass on getting that tattoo.

A Thousand Virgins Corp. is recalling several lots of tattoo inks due to concerns of microbiological contamination. Specifically, G1, G2, and G3 (all shades of gray) that are labeled with "Lot #29" and bearing the expiration date "1/16" are affected. The inks come in two-ounce and four-ounce bottles.

The affected lots tested positive for Mycobacterium chelonae, Microbacterium organisms, and the molds Cryptococcus albidus and members of the Penicillium genus.

The contamination was discovered during testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As of today, no infections have been reported as a result.

A Thousand Virgins inks are sold and distributed nationwide and are available online to international buyers. Those in possession of the affected inks should not use them. Consumers with questions can contact the company at (866) 829-4659.