The competition and consumer protection service has launched a campaign for detecting dangerous tattoo inks and removing them from the market, it announced on Tuesday.
After receiving information by the EU Commissions rapid alert system about tattoo inks which contain carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals, the service launched the campaign on Monday. It will continue until July 15.
During the campaign around 40 outlets will be inspected and owners will be informed about the inks which are being withdrawn from the European market.
According to the service, tattoo service providers have an obligation to comply with safety requirements, in particular by not using products about which they know or ought to know don’t meet the requirements.
“We will monitor the issue closely and will take appropriate measures in case of infringements,” they announced.
Below is a video of one of Cyprus’ many tattoo artists in her element