The purity of tattoo inks, screening substances of high concern

Last updated on 5-9-2022 by Bart Desmedt

Peer reviewed scientific article




nowadays. Currently, there is no harmonized legislation in Europe but from 2022 on, tattoo inks will be regulated through a REACH Amendment implementing compound-specific restrictions. Methodology: A screening method based on LC-QqQ-MS was developed and validated for screening 40 substances of high concern in tattoo inks. An additional quantification method was validated to quantify 5-nitro toluidine and 4-chloroaniline in tattoo inks with high accuracy. The method was validated according to the total error approach with an acceptance value of ±20% Results: The methodology was applied…

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