Delete’s motto, “Think before you ink,” refers to more than just being careful with one’s penmanship. We consider ourselves experts on the subject of tattoos, having seen everything from professional artwork to amateurish designs, and we can safely say that the only tattoo we actively dislike is the one that makes you sick. The P.E.W. Research Center (2010) estimates that millions of people, or 23% of the American population, have at least one tattoo. Numerous worries concerning the safety of tattoo ink are sparked by this. Customers at Delete – Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon in Phoenix frequently describe being sensitive to the ink after obtaining tattoos, despite the fact that they have multiple tattoos and want more. Be sure to watch the Delete’s “Good Evening, Arizona” video. What About the Ink? Is It Secure?
Perhaps the skin you’re in plays a part
The skin is the body’s largest organ and its first line of defence against toxins; therefore, anything applied to the skin (such as lotion) or ingested into the body will be absorbed via the skin (like tattoo ink). Tattoo ink can fade over time if it’s subjected to sunlight or absorbed by the body, despite the fact that it penetrates the skin and remains there permanently. Subsequently, the ink is picked up by white blood cells and sent to the bloodstream, where it is eventually processed by the liver. When removing tattoos with a laser, this natural process is what is used.
The Medical Director of Delete maintains that tattoo ink is harmful to the human body because it is not naturally occurring. In my practise, I have had individuals who are allergic to red, yellow, and even some purple inks (where red ink may be mixed in). Infection following a single extraction procedure is the worst case scenario. This patient was too risky for me to continue caring for them. Therefore, I suggested that she see a plastic surgeon about having the tumour removed (cut out). This patient, like many others I’ve seen who have ink responses, will tell me that a certain area of their tattoo is particularly sensitive to the sun’s rays, is unusually itchy, or took longer to heal than the rest.
When I use my laser to vaporise various red and yellow inks, I also see that the body produces lymphogranuloma, a hardened sore that can take months to heal. I’ve also had people who’ve had red ink leave such terrible scars on their skin that it may never be the same, no matter how well we heal it. I normally take extra precautions when treating patients who have these colours, as breaking them up with a laser merely irritates the skin and can cause a negative reaction in the patient. Take care of your tattoo.
Lack of Tolerance for Body Art
Sensitivity to tattoos results from chemicals used to make tattoo ink. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may eventually regulate some chemicals used in tattoo ink, consumers won’t be protected from potential harm until there is sufficient evidence of risks associated with these inks. To better understand the body’s response to tattoos and their influence on human health, and to identify goods at most risk, we aim to collect more data,” says Linda Katz, M.D., M.P.H., director of the F.D.A.’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2009). To that end, you might want to think about whether or not tattoos pose any health risks. ).
Risks associated with tattooing that are currently recognised by the F.D.A. include infection from a dirty needle (including bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis), bumps (called granulomas) caused by the body’s reaction to ink particles, M.R.I.-related swelling and burning, scarring from the tattoo artist, general allergic reactions to the ingredients found in ink, and dirty needle scarring. As a result, some potentially harmful ink compounds are being employed unrestrictedly. Heavy metals like lead, cadmium, chromium, nickel, and titanium have been found in some tattoo inks. This is our “Red Alert for a Rising Trend!” A blog post titled “Rethinking White Ink Tattoos” addresses the dangers posed by titanium dioxide, an ingredient in white ink. Heavy metal toxicity, chronic weariness, brain fog, memory loss, premature ageing, and autoimmune disorders including lupus, celiac disease, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism may all be brought on by these components. Some types of black ink include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which have been linked to skin cancer. Due to the F.D.A.’s lack of jurisdiction over the ink industry, it is practically impossible to predict the outcomes and side effects of obtaining a tattoo with hazardous ink.
Some potentially dangerous compounds in ink have short half-lives, which means they do not persist in the body for very long. Keeping in excellent health before, during, and after a tattoo removal surgery is crucial. If you’re in generally good condition, your body should be able to process the majority of the chemicals found in tattoo ink without any problems. Always ask about the tattoo ink’s ingredients before getting one. But if your immune system is compromised, you’re hypersensitive to new substances, or you live a very unhealthy lifestyle, you might have trouble.
Preserving Good Health
A person’s health should be carefully managed regardless of whether or not they have tattoos. A high-vegetable diet, regular exercise, and enough of water intake are all essential for this. By supporting your body’s detoxification mechanisms, increasing blood flow, and fortifying the liver as it eliminates all toxins, you may be able to stave off chronic disease. If you have questions about what supplements might help your liver and how you can include them into your daily routine, a doctor or nurse at Delete is a great person to consult. Can I have some of the Pure Encapsulations? Delete’s tattoo removal supplements, such as Liver Detox, Fish Oil, and Multi T-D, are effective. We also recommend B-12 Boosts and Nutrient Infusions to support your body’s natural detoxifying processes.