Tiny particles from tattoos ‘seep through your body and end up in lymph nodes’

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If you’re wondering how employers might view that tasteful, ‘Born to Lose’ tat you were thinking about having on your neck, here’s something else to ponder.

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Microscopic particles from tattoo ink can seep through your body and end up in your lymph nodes, the hubs of your immune system, a study revealed.

Tattoo colouring is composed of various organic and inorganic pigments, and can be contaminated with toxic impurities.


The tiny particles – measuring a few millionths to a few billionths of a centimetre – include molecules from preservatives and contaminants… Read the full story


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