advertisement
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.

advertisement