Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 16-19-3-4.1.

Synopsis: Tattoo dyes and cosmetics. Requires the executive board of the department of health to regulate tattoo dyes. Prohibits tattooing with a dye containing para-phenylenediamine (black henna). Requires the adoption of a rule prohibiting the inclusion of para- phenylenediamine in cosmetics.

Effective: July 1, 2004.


    January 13, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.


Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 16-19-3-4.1; (04)IN1133.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-19-3-4.1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 4.1. (a) The executive board shall adopt reasonable rules to regulate the following:
         (1) Sanitary operation of tattoo parlors.
         (2) Dyes, pigments, and inks used in indelible and temporary tattooing to assure that only sterile, hypoallergenic, and nontoxic coloring agents are used.
     (b) A person may not make an indelible or a temporary tattoo in or on the skin of a human being with a dye, pigment, or ink that contains para-phenylenediamine.
SOURCE: ; (04)IN1133.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004] (a) Before July 1, 2005, the state department of health shall adopt a rule under IC 16-42-2-5 that prohibits a cosmetic (as defined in IC 16-18-2-82), except for coal-tar hair dye that is labeled in compliance with the conditions set forth in IC 16-42-4-2(1), from containing para-phenylenediamine.
    (b) This SECTION expires July 1, 2009.