Just think about the way birth control and nicotine patches work. What you put on your skin gets absorbed into the bloodstream, so when it comes to temporary tattoos, what can you do to avoid applying harmful chemicals? The most reliable way to know whether your temporary tattoo is truly safe and non-toxic is knowing where it was manufactured.
Made in the USA
When it comes to temporary tattoos, the role of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to ensure that product color additives are safe for use on the skin. In the US, pigments used to produce temporary tattoo designs- the part that stays on your skin- are subject to the same approval process as those used for cosmetics. This means, temporary tattoos manufactured in the United States, including TuckTats temporary tattoos to cover-up abdominal scars, are required to be non-toxic and hypo-allergenic.
Choose FDA Approved
The FDA has no jurisdiction over temporary tattoo made outside the USA, so while a product might claim, "FDA Approved", only those made in the USA truly have to conform to safety standards.
Worried about the safety of your temporary tattoo? Visit the FDA’s page about temporary tattoos to learn more.