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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 Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS). This agency monitors problems caused by cosmetic products and ingredients, including color additives.

You can contact CFSAN by telephone at (301) 436-2405 or by e-mail at CAERS@cfsan.fda.gov.

You can also submit information about adverse reactions to MedWatch, the FDA Medical Products Reporting Program.

  • By mail:
    MedWatch
    5600 Fishers Lane
    Rockville, MD 20852-9787
  • By phone: 1-800-332-1088
  • By Internet: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/medwatch-online.htm

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedAugust 12, 2010

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