20 Jul '11, 8pm

Great article via @TreeHugger on Tattoo Pigments & Inks. Not all tattoo inks are created equal... #toxins

Great article via @TreeHugger on Tattoo Pigments & Inks. Not all tattoo inks are created equal... #toxins

Question: I've been wanting to get myself a tattoo for a few weeks, but I've heard that tattoo inks can be toxic. Where/How can I find a tattoo artist who uses "safe" inks? Response: The safety of tattoo inks or pigments have recently been the subject of some attention, possibly the result of a lawsuit brought by the American Environmental Safety Institute (AESI) against Huck Spaulding Enterprises, Inc., Superior Tattoo Equipment Co., and other tattoo ink sellers in the U.S. As a result of this lawsuit, the companies must place a warning for their California customers on their tattoo ink labels, catalogs and Internet sites that reads "inks contain many heavy metals, including lead, arsenic and others" and that the ingredients have been linked to cancer and birth defects. These adverse effects have been shown for exposures that occur over long time periods to these and othe...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/04/tattoo_inks_toxic...

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