Tattoo Removal of Carbon Black
Technicians must be cautious when attempting the removal of Carbon Black. The following information will explain carbon black and also help understand what will occur.
Why Carbon Black can be a Bad Choice for Permanent Makeup Applications
Many years ago, the FDA banned the use of Carbon Black pigment for Makeup applications. The pigment could not pass FD&C standards because of heavy metal content and the carcinogen levels exceeded safety standards.
Technicians often wonder why they see deep black eyeliner from clients that have traveled to Indian and other countries, such a Columbia. The pigments in these countries are not regulated and the micron size of the Carbon Black particles are much larger than in those pigments now manufactured in the United States. [Read more…]