The Tatouage & Partage association recently received written confirmation from the French Ministry Of Health : tattoo artists will be able to work with colored inks in 2014 ! Mr Gabriel Attal, representing French Minister of Health Marisol Touraine, had announced it verbally during a December 12 meeting: « Our wish is not to eliminate the tattoo profession or make things difficult for tattoo artists in France. ». The encouraging statement has since then been made official. It came as a big relief for all French tattoo professionals who will be able to keep working legally on our territory, using colored inks.
WHAT WAS TO BE THE FUTURE OF COLORED TATTOOING INKS ?
After members of the SNAT were granted a 9-month extension, they were asked to help find a solution to a problematic project. Information was vague and no-one could figure out whether or not the use of colored tattooing inks was about to be banned in France.
We would like to thank Jim Appay for starting a petition (170 000 signatures), that helped mobilize everyone around this urgent issue. We also acknowledge Senator-Mayor Pierre Jarlier of Saint-Flour, who made the commitment to introduce us to the right people at the government level in order to get to the heart of the issue. He was able to help us in record time.
We also thank everyone who gave their time and worked tirelessly toward finding a solution. The association thanks legal counsel Michel Jouinot, who studied the complex legal text on inks, and finally, Mr Attal, Mr Garron and Mr Salomon, who welcomed us.
Merry Christman to all !