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Many feeling off-colour as Protocol leads to ban on certain pigments

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Body art: Tattoo artist Willy G

Body art: Tattoo artist Willy G

Body art: Tattoo artist Willy G

Much ink has been spilled on the Northern Ireland Protocol, and now tattoo artists are finding theirs is running dry because of our new relationship with the EU.

Northern Ireland remains within the EU single market for goods under the terms of the post-Brexit trading agreement. Now can be revealed that the controversial protocol has had the unexpected effect of leaving tattooists here covered by new EU rules banning certain types of pigments in ink.


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