SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The Food and Drug Administration has recalled several types of tattoo ink after determining they were contaminated with bacteria.
One of them is the popular black ink made by Dynamic Color. The FDA found that two of their lots tested positive for microorganisms.
One lot of Color Art’s red Solid Ink-Diablo was also included.
Tattoo shops across the country were contacted through their local health departments about the recall.
One of the largest tattoo parlors in San Diego, SD Tattoo, says they got the email Wednesday morning and immediately searched through their inks.
They did have the Dynamic black ink, but tattoo artist Nicki Ninteman said, "We checked all the lot numbers and all of ours are clean, so we’re good."
She said they didn't have either of the other two brands in the shop.
According to the FDA, people who have been tattooed with contaminated ink can experience rashes or lesions of red papules. If untreated, contaminated ink can also cause permanent scarring.
For more information one the FDA recall, visit their website.