It's so important to be confident in the ingredients and testing that go into temporary tattoos, especially when you’re pregnant.  This page covers all you'll need to know about the safety of our tattoos.  If we missed something that's important to you, please contact us.

All of our products are tested to ensure that they meet or exceed an extensive list of regulations and requirements.

1) General Certificate of Compliance (US) – shows product meets requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Information Act (CPSIA) as enforced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); the certificate lists all the safety and testing requirements for the product by statute.

2) Declaration of Conformity (EU) – similar to the GCC above, with EU safety and testing regulations listed.

3) EU CE Mark Declaration of Conformity – provides the requirements for the CE mark logo to be placed on the product label

4) GMP and Social Compliance (WCA)

5) EU DoC training for sales

How can you tell if a temporary tattoo is safe?

There are several things to look for when you are choosing a temporary tattoo. First, always make sure that the tattoos are non-toxic.  This is especially critical if you are planning to apply the tattoos to sensitive skin during pregnancy or to your children.  A non-toxic temporary tattoo is far less likely to cause any kind of reaction on sensitive or children’s skin.

The second thing you want to look for is the ink used by the company. Be sure the dyes are FDA-certified colorants and that they’re compliant with CSPC/CPSIA and ASTM requirements. This means that the dyes used in the tattoos will not be harmful to the skin.  This is an important attribute because there are colorants on the market that can damage your skin.  Temporary tattoos are worn directly on the skin, and if the ingredients are not non-toxic, they might make you sick.

The last thing to look for is that the tattoos are made by a reputable company. Our manufacturing partner has been in business for nearly 30 years.  All of our tattoos are made in the USA and exceed US, Canadian, and EU safety standards.

How Can You Trust What Goes Into Our Tattoos?

All of our tattoos are made in the United States with ingredients that have been approved by the FDA. While the FDA does not specifically certify temporary tattoos, it does certify the safety of the ingredients used to make them. All of our ingredients meet or exceed these safety standards, which is vital to our customers and a requirement to export to many of the countries to where we ship our products.

Testing and Compliance

The manufacturer we partner with tests its ingredients annually to ensure that they are meeting or exceeding the following regulations and requirements:




- 21 CFR (73, 74, 81, 82, 700 to 740): Cosmetic Label Review

- 16 CFR 1500: Mechanical and Physical Testing, Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA)

- 16 CFR 1303: Lead in Surface Coating

- Cal Prop 65: Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium, phthalates (CPSIA)

- 21 CFR 700.13: Mercury in Cosmetics

- Soluble Heavy Metals: CPSIA 2008: Consumer Product Safety, Section 106 (ASTM F963-11-

- Pb, Hg, Cd, Cr in Packaging: Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (NERC)

- 16 CFR 1500.14(a, b) (8): LHAMA Review (ASTM D-4236)

- USP <51>, <61>, <62>: Microbial analysis

- 2009/48/EC: Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA)

- 1223/2009/EC:  Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) A & B

- 94/62/EC: Packaging and Packaging Waste

- EN 71-1:2011: Mechanical and Physical Testing

- EN 71-2: Flammability

- EN 71-3: Migration of Certain (Heavy) Metals

- EN 71-9 Series: Primary Aromatic Amines, Colorants, Solvent migrations, Preservatives

- EC 1907/2006 REACH, Annex XVII, Item 51 & 52 – Phthalates

- EC 1907/2006 REACH, Article 59(10): Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

- USP <51>, <61>, <62>: Microbial analysis 

- SOR/2011-17, SC 2010, c21: Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA)

- C.R.C.c. 869: Cosmetic Labeling Review

- R.S.Q., c. C-11: Charter of the French Language

- SOR/2011-17: Mechanical and Physical Testing

- SOR/2005:  Surface Coating Materials – Lead

- SOR/2010-298:  Phthalates Regulation

- SOR/2010-298 (Heavy Metal Impurities): ASTM F963

- USP <51>, <61>, <62>: Microbial analysis 

In addition to the extensive testing conducted on our products, our manufacturer conducts third party audits annually to ensure that it's meeting or exceeding both cGMP & Social Compliance standards.

Still have questions? Contact us.