REACH restriction of hazardous substances in tattoo inks and permanent make-up

Since 5 January 2022, certain hazardous chemicals in mixtures used for tattooing and permanent make-up are restricted in the EU.

The European Commission and ECHA are organising an online information session to address technical questions that industry, such as ink formulators and tattoo artists, might have on the implementation of the restriction. The aim is to help those impacted to meet the new legal requirements set by Annex XVII of the EU’s chemicals legislation, REACH.

The link to the event and live Q&A session will be published on our home page on 29 March at 14:30 EET, GMT +2. Experts from the European Commission and ECHA will be answering your questions until 16:30.

You can also send your questions to the Q&A panel in advance by registering here.

Draft Programme
Timing Topic Speaker
14:30 – 14:45 Introduction and welcome to participants To be announced
14:45 – 15:30 Presentations:

  • scope and requirements of the REACH restriction on hazardous substances in tattoo inks
  • common topics of interest about the restriction raised by stakeholders (to be announced)
To be announced
15:30 – 16:20 Live Q&A European Commission/ ECHA expert panel
16:20 – 16:30 Closing remarks (summary of main issues raised and next steps) To be announced



Mar 29 2022


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


European Chemicals Agency
European Chemicals Agency
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