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EPTIS factsheet 212128 | Last revision 2016-01-20 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts212128 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts212128

PT provider
PT provider DRRR - Deutsches Referenzbüro für Ringversuche und Referenzmaterialien GmbH DRRR - Deutsches Referenzbüro für Ringversuche und Referenzmaterialien GmbH
Based in Germany
Language(s) German/English
Remarks Tattoo inks are suspected to have a negative influence on human beings health. Single preservatives play an important role concerning this assessment. This proficiency testing scheme was designed to enable the participants to show the comparability in the analysis of BIT in tattoo inks. Tattoo inks are suspected to have a negative influence on human beings health. Azo dyes which may set aromatic amines free play an important role concerning this assessment. This proficiency testing scheme was designed to enable the participants to show the comparability in the analysis of aromatic amines in tattoo. Tattoo inks are suspected to have a negative influence on human beings health. Nickel very often causes contact allergies. Many people are sensitive towards nickel. Nevertheless tattoo inks not seldom contain Nickel. This proficiency testing scheme was designed to enable the participants to show the comparability in the analysis of this metal in tattoo inks. In contrast to cosmetic products, tattoo inks are not controlled especially concerning the sterility of products and microbiological analyses. . These PT scheme was specially developed because a lot of tattoo inks are highly contaminated with microorganisms that could be dangerous for the consumer.
Keywords
Product groups Consumer products
Cosmetics
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Tattoo ink Benziothiazolinone (BIT) -
Aniline -
o-Anisidine -
o-toluidine -
5-nitro-o-toluidine -
3,3'-dichlorbenzidine -
o-dianisidine -
Nickel -
Tattoo ink frozen Aerobic bacteria -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants all laboratories
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by DAkkS (Germany) on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee 230 - 350 EUR, depending on sample and parameters
Regularly operated Yes (several times p.a., dep. on sample and parameters)
Year of first operation 2015
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
DRRR - Deutsches Referenzbüro für Ringversuche und Referenzmaterialien GmbH
Bodmanstraße 4
87435 Kempten
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 831/960 8780
Fax: +49 (0) 831/960 87899
Web: http://www.drrr.de http://www.drrr.de
Dr. Ulrich Leist
Phone: +49 (0) 831/960 87878
Fax: +49 (0) 831/960 87899
Email: info@drrr.de info@drrr.de
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Germany, Mr Johannes van de Kreeke. Mr Johannes van de Kreeke.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.21