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Identification of organic pigments in tattoo inks & permanent make-up using laser mass spectrometry





Identification of organic pigments in tattoo inks & permanent make-up using laser mass spectrometry

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 07/02/2018 - 03:12 pm



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Identification of organic pigments in tattoo inks and permanent make-up using laser desorption ionisation mass spectrometry.


Abstract:
Nowadays, about 12% of the European and 20% of the US population are tattooed. Rising concerns regarding consumer safety, led to legal restrictions on tattoo and permanent make-up (PMU) inks. Restrictions also include bans on certain colourants. Both ink types use organic pigments for colour-giving, plus inorganic pigments for white and black and colour tones. Pigments are only sparingly soluble in common solvents and occur as suspended particles in the ink matrix. Their detection and identification therefore pose a major challenge for ...

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Microbiological survey of commercial tattoo and permanent makeup inks available in the United States





Microbiological survey of commercial tattoo and permanent makeup inks available in the United States

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 03/02/2018 - 11:18 am



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Microbiological survey of commercial tattoo and permanent makeup inks available in the United States



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AIMS: Tattooing and use of permanent makeup (PMU) has dramatically increased over the last decade, with a concomitant increase in ink-related infections. The aim of this study was to determine whether microorganisms are present, and if so, the number and their identification, in the commercial tattoo and PMU inks available in the United States. METHODS AND RESULTS: We surveyed 85 unopened tattoo and PMU inks, purchased from 13 companies. We incubated 100 μL of ink samples on trypticase soy agar plates for bacterial growth, 7H10 Middlebrook medium for ...

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