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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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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last Revised May 3, 2012

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