The danger of tattoo

The danger of tattoo

Research Scientists have raised the alarm that tiny microscopic particles from tattoo ink which is composed of various organic and inorganic pigments, that are contaminated with toxic impurities could migrate into the body and wind up in lymph nodes, which are the crucial hubs of the human immune system.

This was revealed in a research publication of the peer-reviewed journal called: ‘Scientific Reports,’.

Also, it was revealed that titanium dioxide otherwise known as carbon black is the second-most common ingredient used in tattoo colouring. It consists of white pigment, and it is used in food additives, sunscreens and paints, etc. This chemical is also associated with delayed healing, itching and skin irritation.

Tattoo are drawings, sketches, marks, logo and images deliberately imprinted on the human chest, back, face, arms or other parts of the body using inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to alter the pigment.


Though, Tattoos fall into three major categories, and they are:

Purely decorative (with no specific meaning);

Symbolic (with a specific meaning pertinent to the wearer);

Pictorial (a depiction of a specific person or item).

Nonetheless, the danger and disadvantages of wearing tattoo on the body is enormous and alarming when compared to the need for it.

In some civilized societies, a person with tattoo are not given national or society security jobs and they are not qualify to apply for military jobs. This is because, the authority are of the opinion that most of those who wear tattoo are wayward entities.

Some entities associates tattoos with cultism. This is because virtually all cult groups have one form of tattoo logo or another. Besides, it is widely believed by conservatives that tattoo are symbols of cult groups and people who wear tattoo may belong to one cult or another.

Also, according to medical scientists, aside  some certain skin diseases, tattoo may also cause anemia and cancers like:  cancers of the bone marrow, blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Besides, people with tattoo can not donate blood. This is because their blood has been contaminated by the steroid (electric pen) used in creating the tattoo.

People with tattoos are more exposed to and likely to contact HIV/AIDS, hepatitis,  and other terminal diseases than people with none.


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