Have you ever heard of the MoCRA?
Probably not. But you’re surely not alone, because there is truly a multitude of individuals in our industry who haven’t heard of it yet. Ironically, the majority of us are not hearing enough of something that directly affects us and our craft or practice – whether you’re a tattoo artist, a supplier of tattooing materials, or any other sort of participant in the tattooing industry.
If you’re a practitioner in tattooing, it’s important that you stay informed about new regulations and developments that could impact our work. The Modernization of Cosmetic Regulation Act (MoCRA) is one such development – and it aims to regulate all of our tattoo products, which could have a significant impact on our industry.
Let me emphasize that this is not just a mere bill – it’s already a law that has been passed by Congress and signed by the President. This means that in just a short amount of time, the government will be releasing implementing rules and regulations that we will all have to follow.
But since right now these rules and regulations are still being written, we need your participation in the conversation. We need your thoughts and insights. We need you to ask the questions that come from your authentic space of being tattoo practitioners. You may even be forming some of these questions in your head right at this moment, while you’re reading this.
What specific ingredients should we be looking for or avoiding when selecting tattoo products?
What are the potential health risks associated with certain products, and how can we mitigate these risks?
How will MoCRA impact the way we source and use tattoo products in our work?
It’s important to note that as practitioners, we are the ones who are ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of our tattoo instruments. By asking the right questions and staying informed about new regulations and developments, we can work together with product manufacturers to ensure that our industry remains strong and that things remain practical for all of us in the business.
We want to hear directly from the source so we can continue to provide safe and ethical tattooing practices for our clients because we’re the ones that are truly the most liable. And by asking the right questions, staying informed, and keeping open communication between us and the product manufacturers – we will form a set of rules that make sense.
We need to have this conversation – so let’s start now. Leave a comment below with your questions and we’ll get the answers from the manufacturers and the experts. The sooner we start talking about how the MoCRA affects us, the better will be the regulatory outcomes that we’ll see in the future.
Let’s take this chance to unify the tattoo industry and give our clients the best possible experience they can have.
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