Hazardous Chemicals to be phased out of Tattoo Inks

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There’s no denying that tattoos are becoming more and more common in society today. In fact, one in four Europeans between the ages 18 to 35 have a tattoo. While the health risks of using dirty needles have been known for some time, the inks that are being injected under the skin have until recently not raised a lot of concern among consumers.

But the truth is that tattoo inks are made up of a complex mix of chemicals that stay in the body for life, and several of these chemicals are known or suspected to cause cancer, genetic mutations, toxic effects on reproduction, allergies or other negative health effects.



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