Northern Ireland tattoo artists feel the brunt of Brexit as they may no longer be able to get ink

Much ink has been spilled over the Northern Ireland Protocol, and now tattoo artists are feeling that tattoo artists are drying up because of our newfound relationship with the European Union.

Northern Ireland remains within the EU’s single market for goods under the terms of a post-Brexit trade deal. It can now be disclosed that the controversial protocol here has had the unexpected effect of getting tattooers covered by new EU rules banning certain types of pigments in inks.