What’s Lurking In Your Tattoo Ink?

Tattoos have become very popular among all age groups as a form of personal artistic expression, but they are safe?

Many people believe that the tattoo ink is made from vegetable dye, but truth is that most tattoo pigments are composed of metal salts and sometimes plastic which is dissolved in a liquid carrier solvent solution pigment is suspended in to help move the ink through the needle into the skin.

Carriers (considered safe) can be made of

  • Purified Water
  • ethyl alcohol (ethanol) – development of the nervous system very sensitive to low levels of exposure; children – lowered IQ, learning and behavioral problems; Adults. – loss of memory, drunkenness, liver disease, cancer
  • hamamelis
  • Glycerin
  • Listerine
  • Propylene glycol

confine the infection and prevent pollution.

Carriers may also be made of undesirable sources

  • Denatured Alcohols -. They are toxic and can be fatal if inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin
  • Methyl alcohol -. Repeated contact may cause skin cracking and dryness, possible liver damage, headaches, dizziness and even death
  • methanol – can affect the nervous system, but is soluble in water so it does disappear fairly quickly
  • isopropyl alcohol – the CDC suggests that prevention of skin contact. It can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, nose, throat, dizziness, headache, dry skin cracking.
  • Ethylene glycol (antifreeze) – is not for internal or topical use in humans. It can cause acute toxicity dermal exposure. It may cause injury, reproductive problems -. Which has not qualified for the risk of cancer
  • F ormaldehyde – Some people may experience adverse, effects such as watery eyes; burning sensation in the eyes, nose and throat; cough; wheezing; nausea; and skin irritation. Possible carcinogen NOTE: .. Alcohol increases absorption through the skin, which results in more chemicals that get into your bloodstream

In Ink tattoo US It is subject to execution, although the Food and Drug Administration of the United States in the same classification as cosmetics and color additives. The FDA has never approved any color or pigment for injection into the skin. It has been noted by medical professionals FDA and the inks are suitable for industrial use colors for printer ink or automobile paint for injection into the human body.

In California, Proposition 65 requires that tattoo artists warn customers that the tattoo ink may contain heavy metals that can cause cancer, birth defects, endocrine disruptors and other reproductive problems. Most other states remain possible unregulated customers and not informed by the shops and artists.

Not required

ingredients be included in the inks at all and are more often simply listed as proprietary blends . They can literally contain any chemicals, including known to be mutagenic (capable of causing mutations) and carcinogenic (can cause cancer). The artists, like the general public, often have no way of knowing for sure what is in the ink.

Every time you inject anything on your skin at risk of infection.

The store could be flawless, the artist can do everything right … You can still get an infection from contaminated ink.

tattoo machines puncture the skin 3,000 times a minute with each thrust leaving a hole 1/64 ap 1/16 ap of an inch in diameter. tattoo guns function as a sewing machine piercing the skin and again the ink tank to achieve the design and the desired effect. No scab wounds fairly quickly, but they can still become infected during or after the healing process.

When pigments are injected into the skin because of the way it works the gun is possible that a small amount of ink is mixed with body fluids and is wrapped back at the machines. The needles are changed but the machines engine can trap debris, which theoretically could get through to the next customer.

What’s in the inks?

Click here to view a table full of information COLOR

Why do some of these metals can be dangerous:

Mercury is a neurotoxin, which means it has harmful effects on the nervous system. It can damage the brain and lead to physical and emotional disorders.

Lead interferes with a variety of body processes and is toxic to many organs and tissues, including the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, nervous and reproductive . In severe cases, symptoms of lead poisoning may include convulsions, coma and death. Other symptoms commonly associated with lead exposure include abdominal pain, confusion, headache, anemia and irritability.

beryllium it is listed as a carcinogen Class A EPA. Exposure can cause chronic beryllium disease, a lung disease often fatal.

Cadmium is a heavy metal that poses severe risks to human health, including kidney, bone and lung damage.

arsenic is a known carcinogen, and new studies have also found that exposure to high levels of arsenic leads to genetic damage.

antimony exposure may cause irritation of the eyes, skin and lungs. As exposure continues, more serious problems, such as lung disease, heart problems, diarrhea, severe vomiting and stomach ulcers can occur.

Iron oxide (rust) minimal if any health risk.

Cobalt Small amounts of cobalt can be beneficial to the body. In larger amounts, however, it can be dangerous causing nausea, vision problems, heart problems and thyroid damage.

Nickel small amounts are safe. Absorption of too large quantities of nickel has the following consequences: more likely to develop lung cancer, nose cancer, larynx cancer and prostate cancer, illness and dizziness cancer after exposure to gas nickel, defects birth, asthma and chronic bronchitis, allergic reactions such as skin rashes, mainly from jewelry, and even heart disorders

aluminum is directly related disease Alzheimer as well as heavy metal toxicity and disease.

Glow in the dark inks may be not only toxic but radioactive.

* The table elements are listed below not seem to be marked as inert, relatively safe, or at least not as dangerous or toxic to humans.

apply additional hazards when the issue goes to prison tattoos as the inmates are very limited as to what they have as supplies for use. Human urine, Bic pens and non-sterile metal objects can all come into play and the risk of infection is enormous.

Although most tattoo ink manufacturers consider their list of ingredients proprietary information some brands make this information public and make an effort to produce inks that are non-toxic . Some of the manufacturers of tattoo inks with the best policies on non-toxic inks, according to How-To-Tattoo.com include National Tattoo Supply, Eterna, caramel skin, dynamic and Kuro Sumi all of which make significant efforts to ensure safety, as non-toxic as possible tattoo inks.

is an unresolved issue of debate among medical professionals as well as tattoo artists as to whether the metals contained in the inks dissipate with time or keep leaching tattoo in the rest of body along the person’s life. Security and levels are difficult to study other environmental exposures given as to what is a direct result of tattoos.

If you have or decide to make a tattoo, consider a cleansing, as bepure and incorporating eat things like parsley, cilantro, spirulina, chlorella and chlorophyll to detoxify heavy metals in your system.

Tattoo removal sends these particles in the body as they are released, which can be very dangerous. More dangerous, in fact, getting the tattoo in the first place since these components can cause damage before being eliminated or possibly absorbed back into the bloodstream and other organs.
If you have a tattoo best advice is to maintain and leave it where it is … if none do your research before getting one so you can make an informed decision.

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