Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 30 November 2017 Tattoos are just skin deep, right? Wrong. Tattoos are just skin deep, right? Wrong. A team of European scientists has recently demonstrated that the chemical components of the ink used to create tattoos can travel through the body in the form of tiny micro and nanoparticles. This is the first time researchers have been able to show conclusively that a variety of impurities and pigments from tattoo are transported through the body and can reach the lymph nodes. Additional studies are required to establish what health effects, if any, may result from this. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Exercising with allergies – what you should know Medical Do therapists need therapy? Lifestyle Scientists closer to drug that cuts nicotine dependence Diet and nutrition Gluten-free craze: But what about people who really can't have gluten? News Drug addicts target patients for their medication News Health dept commits to resolve critical ARV shortages before year end From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.