Ephemeral FadeMark™, a Semi-Permanent Radiation Therapy Tattoo

The first semi-permanent radiation therapy tattoo, made-to-fade over time, with a promise of cancer treatment without the daily reminder.

An all-in-one tattoo solution including made-to-fade ink and tattoo applicator.

How FadeMark™ Works

FadeMark™ is applied by a radiation therapist and guarantees the patient receives a safe tattoo designed to last through the course of a radiation therapy program, not for life.

The Ink

Made of medical grade bioabsorbable and biocompatible polymers commonly found in medical devices such as absorbable sutures and meniscal tacks. Safety studies are being conducted in partnership with Henry Ford Health System.

The Applicator

Sterile, for single use only. Needle groupings are used in microblading and tattooing. Applicator includes retractable and fixed-depth needles.


Patients will no longer have a tattoo that serves as a permanent reminder of their cancer treatment. An ideal product for those with an aversion to traditional tattoos, either due to religious or personal reasons. The inclusion of retractable needles reduce chances of unwanted needle sticks, while fixed-depth needles ensure accurate tattoo placement.

Learn More

Submit your interest to learn more, to receive a sample or to join the waitlist. Customer shipments will begin October 2024.

Radiotherapy Tattoo

An estimated 2.8M patients receive radiotherapy tattoos annualy in the United States alone, requiring 2+ tattoos during treatment.

“It was very traumatic to hear that I had cancer and told at the same time that I would need permanent tattoos for the treatment…No one likes to be forced into a decision that isn’t right for you, and you don’t want reminders when you make it past your 5-year mark of surviving cancer”

- Debby G. cancer survivor

FadeMark™ offers the same exact treatment efficacy of a permanent tattoo, while offering the added benefit of not being permanent ensuring patients have an option other than living with a permanent reminder of their journey with cancer.

Whether you are a large institution, a small clinic or a patient we would be happy to provide you with FadeMark™. Submit your interest above and we will provide you with appropriate next steps. Note: Shipments begin October 2024.

SterritTatt and Accu-Tatt are the most commonly available permanent tattoo products for radiation therapy.

Similar to these products, FadeMark™ can be used to apply 1 to 2mm dots. It comes with a 5 round microblading needle, encased in a safety cartridge.

Unlike these products, FadeMark™ has a retractable needle gauge to reduce the risk of needle stick injuries and is impermanent.

The FadeMark™ tattoo typically lasts between 6 to 15 months. The exact fade duration varies due to a number of factors such as the amount of ink transferred, and the patient's immune system.

The ink is a dark forest green, that may appear black on certain skin tones.

As with other tattoo inks, there is a risk of irritation, sensitivity or allergic response.

Both are made of similar materials. However, our recreational ink may contain additional color additives to obtain various artistic functionalities and designed to last much longer than FadeMark™ ink.

FadeMark™' comes with a needle cartridge with fixed depth that can be adjusted from 1.4mm to 1.7mm.

The FadeMark™ink and applicator meet all FDA regulatory requirements

Safety studies are being conducted by Henry Ford Health Systems.

Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are both cancer treatments that can have similar goals, but they differ in how they treat cancer cells and the areas of the body they target.

  • Radiation therapy: Uses high-energy beams like X-rays or protons to damage the DNA of cancer cells in a specific area of the body. Radiation therapy is also known as radiotherapy.
  • Chemotherapy: Uses drugs that circulate through the bloodstream to kill or shrink cancer cells almost anywhere in the body. Chemotherapy is also known as "chemo".