Many of you reached out to us, asking how to get organized on January 1st, with regards to the application of the March 6, 2013 decree on colored tattooing inks in France.
In other words, you must make sure that the colored ink you are now using comply with the current regulation.
EVENT ORGANIZERS SHOULD MAKE SURE THEY ARE COMPLETELY READY AND UP TO DATE WITH REGARDS TO POSSIBLE CONTROLS CONDUCTED BY THE AUTHORITIES ON THEIR PREMISES.
You must also make sure that you're not enabling the sale of forbidden inks at your conventions. You should also ensure that the tattoo professionals in attendance at your convention only use approved colored inks and are able to show proof of their inks' compliance in the event of an inspection.
Another noteworthy point: French professionals can now obtain inks from any European distributor, which means that they now have competitive options on the market.
Two German brands are now able to supply comprehensives lines of approved tattooing inks: Atomic and Bullet.
We were introduced to Bullet inks back in December 2013, and we were planning on using them after the decree would take effect.
We now have received full confirmation from the French Ministry Of Health.
We've heard that Eternal inks have been tested and approved for use in Europe and that a complete line of their inks will soon be available on the European market.
Happy New Year to all