Ask TreeHugger: Are Tattoo Inks Toxic?
Question: I've been wanting to get myself a tattoo for a few weeks, but I've heard that tattoo inks can be toxic ... they should be able to tell you the ingredients. I would suggest going to only those artists that can give you this information.
Tattoos—Think Before You Ink
2 Tattoo inks vary in color, with red, green, and yellow being the most popular (Figure 1). What Are the Risks in Getting Tattoos? The tattoo site can become infected ... US Food and Drug Administration. Think before you ink: are tattoos safe?
Reactions to tattoo ink prompt warnings, study
Some of the colors in the ink are also used in printing and in painting cars and have not been tested for safety, according to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Allergic reactions have been reported in some people who have had tattoos. If you get a ...
Tattoo Ink: Allergic Reaction Warnings
you're not out of the woods. The tattoo ink can potentially cause an allergic reaction. A tattoo allergy can result in swelling, irritation, a rash, or some other skin abnormality at or around the site of the tattoo. What Causes a Tattoo Allergy?
Tattoos: Why you should think before you ink
Problems can range from allergic reactions to scarring and the formation ... who already have a higher risk of developing skin cancers. "Sometimes when you cover up moles, the ink from the tattoo will mask changes in the mole," he says.