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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tattoo_ink

Tattoo inks consist of pigments combined with a carrier, and are used in tattooing. Tattoo inks ... Homemade or traditional tattoo inks may be made from pen ink, soot, dirt, blood, or other ingredients. Heavy metals used for colors include mercury ...

www.thoughtco.com/tattoo-ink-chemistry-606170

Feb 20, 2017 ... Have you ever wondered about the ingredients in tattoo ink? Take a look at the chemical composition of tattoo ink and the compounds that ...

naturallysavvy.com/care/are-tattoos-safe-the-truth-about-tattoo-inks

The first truth about tattoo inks in the US is that while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates substances people ingest and some of the ingredients ...

cen.acs.org/articles/94/i33/chemicals-tattoo.html

Aug 15, 2016 ... According to the JRC report, from 2005 to 2015, chemical ingredients were the primary concern in 95% of the 126 tattoo ink cases reported to ...

www.scientificamerican.com/article/tattoo-ink-mercury-and-other-toxins

While red causes the most problems, most other colors of standard tattoo ink are ... including lead, arsenic and others” and that the ingredients have been linked ...

www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20160826/how-safe-tattoo-ink

Aug 26, 2016 ... A new report has raised questions about the safety of tattoo inks used in Europe, most of which are imported from the United States. The inks ...

www.livestrong.com/article/180816-non-toxic-tattoo-ink-ingredients

Jan 22, 2014 ... Tattoos, though extremely popular, have not historically been heavily regulated. As a result, some tattoo inks have contained harmful and even ...

www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048919.htm

May 2, 2017 ... Should I be concerned about unsafe practices, or the tattoo ink itself? ... Using non-sterile water to dilute the pigments (ingredients that add ...

tattoos.lovetoknow.com/Dyes_and_Pigments

The FDA does not regulate ingredients used in tattoo dyes and pigments. Tattoo ink manufacturers often will not disclose what they put into their inks, leaving ...