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Date: Friday August 15, 2003 11:27:00 am
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    PULLEEZE – Not from the toner cartridge!
     Tattoo artists brace for EU as EC to recommend bloc adopt regulations to protect consumers

    Got blank skin and a yen for self-expression?

    Be careful where you take it. You might get stuck full of the stuff used to make CAR PAINT OR PRINTER TONER, according to a European Union report that warns against widespread use of untested industrial coloring agents in tattoo ink.

    Established Prague tattoo artists say customers get nothing of the kind at licensed studios here. But they are bracing for increased regulatory interest.

    The European Commission’s Institute for Health and Consumer Protection will recommend that the EU adopt stringent regulations on tattooing and make them binding on members, said Dimitrios Kotzias, head of the institute’s Physical and Chemical Exposure Unit.

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