Do you remember when those Apple watches came out and certain people’s wrists didn’t take to them so well? Some people broke out in rashes and other inflammatory conditions. In particular cases, dark tattoos around individual’s wrist areas would block light and cause their Apple Watches to malfunction. The ink would block light and disallow sensors to read the user’s resting or working heart rate. This might not have a whole lot to do with your health, admittedly, but there are other news articles that have emerged which link everyday tattoos to additional health risks.
It’s important to note that not all people who get a tattoo will suffer from tattoo related health issues. But if you experience itching, bumps, rashes, any combination of the three on or around the tattooed area, it may be your body fighting off an infection. This can even be happening years after the ink has settled into your skin!
As far back as 2009, scientific studies have attempted to determine the risks that go along with sporting a tattoo. This can be better understood by understanding how tattoos affect the body. Even people with healthy immune systems can be affected by the tattooing process. Problematic inks (red, yellow, and possibly black) have been found to have harsh additives and are comprised of eyebrow-raising materials. According to the FDA, people with diabetes, heart or circulatory disease, compromised immune systems, and other health complications are at an even higher risk for infection, regardless of ink brand used during the tattoo process.
Certain types of tattoo ink that have gone under investigation have shown traces of bacteria, even in brand new, unopened bottles. They are also made out of material like burnt animal bones, beetle shellac, and some can even contain metals like iron, cadmium, and even mercury. Yellow ink is known to break down quicker than other colors in sunlight, and it is unknown if the traces that remain are toxic to your body or not.
Another way that tattooing is rough on your body is that it causes your immune system to kick in. Your body goes into shock because it’s being pierced and punctured anywhere from 50 to 3,000 times each minute.
While Tattoo Removers.ink tries to always remain neutral on the issue of tattoos in the first place and their position in our society, our tattoo removal service is fully operational, available to anybody who wants to get rid of their tattoos for any reason. Tattoo removal works on an aesthetic level, and it also breaks down these harsh inks and chemicals as a way to improve your overall health and appearance. Contact Tattoo Removers.ink today for your initial consultation and we’ll discuss the ways that laser tattoo removal can benefit you.