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 Less 'screen time,' more sleep = better-behaved kids? Medical My phlegm is yellow, do I need antibiotics? Diet and nutrition How to get on track when weekend eating is your downfall Medical Thanks to Fluffy, your heart health may be improving Medical Is chicken soup good for flu? Fitness Why every minute of exercise counts towards you living a longer life Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.