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Tattoos: Reporting Problems

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) encourages everyone to report adverse reactions to permanent and temporary tattoos and permanent makeup to the FDA's MedWatch. This agency monitors problems caused by cosmetic products and ingredients, including color additives.

  • By mail:
    • MedWatch
    • 5600 Fishers Lane
    • Rockville, MD 20852-9787
  • By phone: 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088)
  • By Internet: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/medwatch-online.htm

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Current as of: July 1, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine