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Volunteers needed to help run committees

As many of you may already know, on November 20th, 2019 Coalition For Tattoo Safety had its first open meeting. As the tattoo industry is thousands strong, CTS asked for help from volunteers. Four new committees were formed to include the following: Outreach and Fundraising handling Public Relations, Social Media, Trade Shows, Creating partners with tattoo shows and Sponsors. [...]

Update on developments in the US Capitol

M.j October 2019 DC TRIP In October members of the CTS traveled to DC to meet with House members in regard to the House Draft Bill relating to Cosmetic Reform. It was an important trip because a hearing is right around the corner. This made the trip extremely last minute and extremely important.  Last time [...]

Update on the Fall Open Meeting & Meet and Greet

November 20th, 2019 at 10 am Coalition For Tattoo Safety had its first open meeting. Supporters of the tattoo industry, members and non-members alike were presented with a lot of information and were given an opportunity to ask as many questions as they needed to. The meeting started with CTS board of directors addressing some [...]

Hot Off The Press – October 17th 2019

Food and Drug Administration Warning Letters: As many of you already know, on October 1st, 2019 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released warning letters on their website for several ink manufactures. What is important to know is that both letters were issued and dated in 2018. They are not new letters. What the FDA [...]

Developments in the U.S. Congress

In October of 2018, CTS presented the first World Tattoo Industry Trade Show to present and discuss these topics of concern. Since that time, we have witnessed many artists post to social media and spread fear across the tattoo artist community. We want to make clear that creating friction with the FDA or the government […]

House Draft and the Senate Bill intended to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

Both the Senate bill and House draft discuss altering and regulating the manufacturing processes of cosmetic products. By definition, the FDA considers the act of tattooing as a cosmetic procedure. The bills are written to address concerns affecting the tattoo industry. Within the tattoo industry, both artists and manufacturers, disagree with this definition of tattooing. Tattooing has [...]

Women make a mark at World Tattoo Show in Las Vegas

VIEW ORIGINAL ARTICLE: https://hermannherald.com/women-make-a-mark-at-world-tattoo-show-in-las-vegas/24681/ Julie Mankey, general manager of CAM Supply, talks with attendees at The World of Tattoo industry trade show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal artist Alex de Pase speaks during a workshop seminar at The World of Tattoo industry trade show at […]

The World Tattoo Industry Trade Show – Tattoo Society Magazine

“The best of the best tattoo artists, tattoo manufactures, retailers, and wholesalers in the world, gathered on these days to support, teach, learn, exchange views and ideas, and join. This was the first of its kind event in the tattoo industry giving the industry the power of a combined and unified voice. The main discussion […]

The World Tattoo Industry Trade Show and CTS: an interview with Mario Barth – Tattoo Life

VIEW ORIGINAL ARTICLE: www.tattoolife.com/world-tattoo-industry-trade-show-and-cts-an-interview-with-mario-barth/ What is the World Tattoo Industry Trade Show and what is the Coalition for Tattoo Safety? The CTS was formed to create a professional organization and platform that brings together the entirety of manufacturers of inks, tattoo machines, tattoo needles, tattoo supply companies, vendors of tattoo-related merchandise, artists and enthusiasts alike. It […]

Tat2ween Opening Party Presented by Intenze® and Stencil Stuff

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Intenze® and Stencil Stuff to host Tat2ween, the grand opening party for the Coalition for Tattoo Safety’s Las Vegas Tattoo Show and Convention (www.lasvegastattooshow.com), on Wednesday, October 31, beginning at 9:00 p.m., at The Gallery Nightclub inside Planet Hollywood. The costume party is a not-to-be-missed event for every tattoo enthusiasts around the world! International PinUp […]

Coalition for Tattoo Safety Presents World Tattoo Industry Trade Show and Convention

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Coalition for Tattoo Safety (CTS) and Intenze® are thrilled to announce the Las Vegas Tattoo Show (www.lasvegastattooshow.com),beginning Wednesday, October 31 through November 4, 2018, at Planet Hollywood.   This is a not-to-be-missed event for every tattoo enthusiasts around the world! Spearheaded by the industry’s foremost leaders, the groundbreaking World Tattoo Industry Trade Show and […]

Coalition for Tattoo Safety: waiting for the event in Las Vegas

The tattoo art form has existed for centuries and as many in the tattoo profession have experienced, the tattoo industry has been primarily self-regulated for over the last 50 years. However, the regulatory landscape has changed in Europe and increasingly in the United States. Today the tattoo industry is highly regulated in Europe by a […]

INTENZE® Founder Mario Barth Named President of Coalition for Tattoo Safety

NEW YORK, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The newly launched Coalition for Tattoo Safety (CTS), announced it had named Mario Barth, Founder of Intenze®, President of the organization. Recognized as a leader in the $1.7 trillion tattoo industry, Barth’s tattoo brand, Intenze, is a pre-eminent organization in the industry and currently sponsors over 57 of the world’s top tattoo artists. “I […]