Pigments in Tattoo Ink can Travel to Lymph Nodes- Study Shows

Tattoos now are everywhere and they are very stylish. Scientists have already reported that the tattoo ink contains pigments that can travel to the lymph nodes. Lymph nodes help our body to fight with viruses and bacteria.

The tattoo ink contains the toxic contaminants such as chromium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese that can travel inside the body and can cause expansion of the lymph nodes which are the essential part of our immune system. The immune system is a combination of network cells, tissues, and organs that protect our body.

For dark tattoos carbon, black and titanium dioxide (TiO2) are most common materials and sometimes a white pigment mixed with other colors for shading. So, making permanent tattoo may have acute effects.

TiO2 is used in paints, food additives, and sun screens and it is also used in tattoo ink which can create side effects such as delayed healing, itching, and skin elevation.

Author of the study and a scientist, Hiram Castillo said, “When someone wants to get a tattoo, they are often very careful in choosing a parlor where they use sterile needles that haven’t been used previously.” “No one checks the composition of the chemicals of the colors, but our study shows that may be they should.”

Now, scientists are planning to research on the link between the chemicals structures of tattoo pigments and their effects using samples of a patient. People should know the risks of tattoos.

Here are some foods that can improve your immunity system:

  • Turmeric
  • Vitamin C Rich Food
  • Ginger and Garlic
  • Ashwagandha
  • Beetroot


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