Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > 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: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness 5 reasons why old-school aerobics is still the best workout Parenting What’s the best sex position to conceive a baby? Sex Can the Pill lower her sex drive? Your questions answered Lifestyle This is why you have to pee so often in the morning Lifestyle SEE: The science of smartphone addiction Medical Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?