REACH 2022 Regulation, in relevance for tattoo inks, is also known also as Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals). It came into effect in the EU, EEA and Norway on January 4th, 2022. The regulations seek to classify, harmonize and simplify the existing chemicals legislation throughout the EU, and to replace various archaic decrees, such as the EU-Nickel Directive. REACH 2022 comes in place of the non-binding Resolution ResAP(2008)1 which refers, among other things, to the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 and the CLP Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (Classification, Labeling and Packaging). The updated regulations eliminate the pre-existing patchwork of alternating regulations in varying degrees of detailing, and standardizes and regulates the field within the borders of the EU and EEA.
REACH 2022 Regulations are binding for the entire tattoo business, from the manufacturers of inks and pigments, through the tattoo suppliers, and to the tattoo parlors and artists. The new regulations cover anything from the use of compliant chemicals, new packaging and labeling, the languages used on the product and the information that must be shared with your end-customers.
Please notice that the pigments Blue 15 and Green 7 are exempted from the 2022 REACH Regulations by an extended transition period and may be used until January 4, 2023.
At Mokki Tattoo Supply we will try as best as we can to help you with any question or problem regarding the new regulations. For your convenience, we set up this page which contains additional and supplementary information you might find useful.