Note: SPCP Trainer Members must train with (or sell to students) pigments/inks that meet these guidelines.

  1. Formulation of Pigments/Inks:
  • Because laws are subject to change, it is the responsibility of all SPCP member pigment/ink manufacturers, supplier members, and trainer members to understand and abide by the laws specific to tattoo pigments in the regions where these products are sold and/or used for training purposes.
  1. Safety Data Sheets:
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) must be made available.
  1. Pigment/Ink Bacteria, Mold, Yeast, and Fungus Retardant Ingredient:
  • Pigment ingredients shall include a process or an ingredient that is known to retard the growth of bacteria, mold, yeast, and fungus.
  1. Pigment/Ink Container Labeling:
  • Pigment/ink container labeling shall, at a minimum, state: “For Professional Use Only,” and include the lot number, expiration date, and contact information and must conform to regulatory requirements.
  1. Patch/Spot/Pigment Test/Scratch Test:
  • If a manufacturer requires, suggests, or recommends a patch/spot pigment test/scratch test be performed, the manufacturer or distributor of that pigment/ink shall, upon request, provide detailed instructions in written format as to how to perform the testing procedure properly and how to determine the outcome.
  1. Pigment/Ink Ingredient Full Disclosure:
  • Full disclosure of all pigment/ink ingredients shall be provided on at least one of the following documents:
    1. The Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
    2. The Pigment/ink Label
    3. A Pigment/ink Full Disclosure List provided upon request

Modified 2/1/2020