Tattoos ... glad they took my advice on this one!
They haven’t followed all of my advice but I’m happy they both followed this… If you have a message, get a hat, wear a shirt, get a necklace… But don’t get a tattoo. No judgment on those who do, there’s tons of adorable tattoos out there, I’m just here to inform and educate and love you regardless.
This would be a crazy long post if I included all the research, so I’ll include a few links for you to research and I’ll touch on a few things. ￼
The ink- Brain. Liver. Detox pathways. Immune system.
Some tattoo inks have the same hardcore ingredients used in printing and car paint- chemicals that cause cancer. Tattoo pigment can contain heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, lead and arsenic
Tattoo dyes — especially red, green, yellow and blue dyes — can cause reactions that can occur even years after you get the tattoo.
“black ink can be especially dangerous because it contains a very high level of benzo(a)pyrene. Benzo(a)pyrene is currently listed as a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)”
The study revealed that those with no pre-existing tattoos experienced a greater strain on their immune system (a larger dip in their IgA levels).
Removing a tattoo-
The farther your tattoo is from your heart, the harder it is to get your body to digest the ink after it's been broken down. Areas that are more vascular are easier, such as the face area is easier than the trunk, which is easier than the buttocks or upper arms.
Just in case you were wondering ✨❤️
A study from Newsweek discussing that the toxic ink remains in the body for years.
An article from LiveScience discussing the dangers and harmful effects that the toxic ink has on other body systems.
Are Your Tattoos Making You Sick? A blog from Byrdie
Need some info on detoxifying? Stay tuned for upcoming blog/post ... or contact me!