Tattoos, face and body piercings are very popular among many people. This is a personal choice and we are neither recommending for or against, our objective is to share some important information that you should consider before or after getting a tattoo.
A recent study in France found that nano particles of tattoo colour had lodged in the lymph nodes of many people who had received tattoos, it is as yet unknown what the effects on the lymph nodes will be. Lymph nodes produce blood cells designed to help fight disease and infections.
Tattoos have been around for a long time but the highly colourful tattoos covering large portions of the body, is a more recent practice in the wider population choosing to have tattoos. Some of the chemicals found in tattoo ink include preservatives and contaminants such as nickel, chromium, manganese and cobalt.
What can go wrong with tattoos and body piercing? Apart from initial discomfort, most people will be OK, however sadly for some there will be problems, these can include:
The most important things to consider include:
Tattoos can be removed through laser treatment, which may be expensive and there is often a residual “shadow”. It is a pity that something that is a fashion, has long term consequences.
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