Alert

Tattoos: Reporting Problems

Topic Overview

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: June 26, 2019

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, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

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