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29 July 2009

Austrian Regulations and Laws on Tattoo Colorants and Colors for Permanent Make-Up

In Austria there are two laws for Tattoo Colorants and Permanent Make-Up:

1. Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (Part II) dated 21st July 2008
All work conducted on a customer has to be documented. The lot no. of the colours and other products which are used are part of the documentation. These documents must be archived and kept for 10 years.
2. Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich (Part II) dated 14th February 2003
Only sterile equipment is to be used. All used colorants and products must have a lot number and not be known to be harmful. The used products must not contain any chemicals or other products which are harmful and when used properly do not lead to harmful products. The basis for this assessment are the Austrian regulations for medical products and chemical products.According to these regulations products with the following properties are forbidden:

  • very toxic
  • toxic
  • detrimental to one's health
  • corrosive
  • causes irritations (of the skin)
  • sensitizing
  • carcinogenic
  • toxic for reproduction
  • mutagenic

According to the mentioned properties and present knowledge the following are forbidden:
a) Aromtaic Amines acc. to List 1 of EU Resolution EU ResAP(2008)1 - carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction, sensitizing
b) Pigments and Colourants acc. to List 2 of EU Resolution EU ResAP(2008)1 - carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction, sensitizing
c) Heavy Metals acc. to EU Resolution EU ResAP(2008)1 - especially nickel.
d) PAHs

Only preservatives should be used if they are permitted for use in cosmetics.

Of course all products must be sterile - as denoted in EU Resolution EU ResAP(2008)1.

If you are delivering products to Austria we recommend testing acc. to EU Resolution EU ResAP(2008)1

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