Think Before You Ink: The Skinny On Toxic Tattoos

by | Nov 14, 2019 |

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

The American Tattoo culture has seen many changes throughout time, what started thousands of years ago among tribal leaders from foreign lands, migrated throughout history to the United States into pop culture. Today, nearly one in four Americans adorn a tattoo.

Some say this artistic body art actually adopted its trend with Sailors after the American Revolution, as these men of the sea adorned these distinguishing marks on their bodies as a means of identification in case they were lost to foreign seas⏤later in time, tattoos found their way into the culture of soldiers, heavy metal rockers, bikers, and gang members.

Tattoos were always in style for various cultural groups in the 1960s and 1970s but hit the mainstream, growing very popular, in the 2000s, and yet most people don’t give a second thought to the toxic metals from their cherished work of body art and self-expression, wearing it like pieces of body jewelry.

The art and the business of tattooing are as old as the right of passage and sociocultural boundaries, yet the danger comes through the lack of regulatory oversight, insuring inks are not contaminated with dangerous chemical byproducts.

Scientists warn of a controversial chemical known as titanium dioxide which is a pigmented dye used by most tattoo parlors and is alleged to increase the risk of cancer.

These toxic chemicals found in tattoos also link to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and contain toxic impurities and heavy metals such as chromium, manganese, nickel, and cobalt, all of which are never meant to be injected into the skin.

Once these toxic microscopic particles travel through the bloodstream and immune system than accumulating in the lymph nodes, eventually blocking them, debilitating the body’s ability to fight off infection.

Tattoo inks contain various heavy metals. Red tattoo inks often contain mercury, and tattoos pierce the skin leaving the ink permanently embedded.

Tattoo parlors are regulated by the state and city, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require manufacturers to release their ink’s ingredients, doing so could supposedly give away trade secrets, with that being said, these tattoo inks contain various chemicals.

Among these chemicals are known to be mutagenic, causing mutations and capable of causing birth defects, allergic reactions, cancer, and other biochemical reactions in the body. Many pigments used in tattoo inks are industrial-grade colors suitable for printer ink or automobile paint.

Approximately 45 million Americans have been inked, and one-third of those did so because they believe it makes them look and feel sexy. 36 percent of Americans ages 18 to 25 have tattoos and 40 percent of those range in age between 26 to 40 years old.

The FDA’s website warns about tattoo ink possibly causing infections, allergic reactions, keloids (formation of a scar) granulomas (inflammation), and potential complications while receiving MRIs. Here is a Fact Sheet from the FDA.

The carrier solution used in tattoo inks contains harmful substances such as detergents, antifreeze, methanol, denatured alcohols, formaldehyde, and toxic aldehydes.

What’s more, the review found eight cases of malignant melanoma on the site of the tattoo. “Tattoo inks may contain carcinogens, but it’s unclear whether the reported cases of skin cancer are associated with tattoos or occurred coincidentally,” says Dr. Baumler, whose study noted that this number is few in comparison to the many people who have tattoos. (In fact, 24% of the population is inked.)

An alarming research study recently published by Dr. Bob Haley and Dr. Paul Fischer at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas uncovered that the “innocent” commercial tattoo may be the number one distributor of hepatitis C.

The study was published in the journal Medicine (Haley RW, Fischer RP, Commercial tattooing as a potential source of hepatitis C infection, Medicine, March 2000;80; 134-151).

Dr. Haley, a preventative medicine specialist and a former Center for Disease Control (CDC) infection control official, is exceptionally knowledgeable to prepare the study. Dr. Haley concludes,

“We found that commercially acquired tattoos accounted for more than twice as many hepatitis C infections as injection drug use. This means it many have been the largest single contributor to the nationwide epidemic of this form of hepatitis.”

Tattooing is not for everyone, and it is a unique mode of self-expression for those who believe in it, most people never entertain a second thought to the dangers that can occur, if you’re new to the tattooing ideas of penetrating the barrier of your skin, do your homework on the tattoo salons to ensure they are clean and safe to prevent against the risk of infections.

For Further Insight:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-11721-z
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18617744
https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(15)60215-X.pdf

Avatar

Susan Price is a National Gold Star Mother and resides in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. The daughter of a Marine, and Army Veteran, She is also the Mother of a Fallen American Hero, Gunnery Sgt, Aaron Michael Kenefick, a highly decorated and stellar Marine of over twelve years. The tragic loss of Susan’s son and his Marine Embedded Training Team raised more questions than answers. It was through a Mother’s undying love that Susan transformed into an Investigative Researcher. Through her countless hours, days, weeks, and years connecting the dots, factual documentation, eyewitness accounts, and more, emerged a back story to the crimes that took place on the battlefield that fateful day of September 8th, 2009.

Susan is also known as a Veterans Advocate and a National voice. She has appeared on 60 Minutes and other national media as well as and Patriot radio. Having worked with various Congressmen concerning our Military and Veterans, she has been sought out by many as the “the Gold Star Mother with a voice” – and “go-to person.”

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for educational, general information, and entertainment purposes only and is never intended to constitute medical or legal advice or to replace the personalized care of a primary care practitioner or legal expert.

While we endeavor to keep this information up to date and correct, the information provided by America Out Loud, its website(s), and any properties (including its radio shows and podcasts) makes no representations, or warranties of any kind, expressed, or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to its website(s) or the information, products, services or related graphics and images contained on the website(s) for any purpose.

The opinions expressed on the website(s), and the opinions expressed on the radio shows and podcasts, are the opinions of the show hosts and do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or policies of anyone or any entity we may endorse. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

At no time, nor in any event, will we be liable for any loss, or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss of data or profits arising out of, in an association of, or connection with the use of this website.

Through this website, users can link to other websites that may be listed. Those websites are not under the control of America Out Loud or its brands. We have no control over the nature, content, or availability of those sites. America Out Loud has no control over what the sites do with the information they collect. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation, nor does it endorse the views expressed with or by them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, America Out Loud takes no responsibility for, nor are we, and will not be liable for being temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties beyond our control. America Out Loud does not sell, trade, nor market email addresses or other personal data.

Use the code ‘OUTLOUD’ and receive your 20% discount on your first order.

Send Our Athletes to Beijing? Hell No!

Send Our Athletes to Beijing? Hell No!

We know that all their explanations about how safe the 2022 Winter Games are going to be⏤are pure CCP propaganda, the choice for America is clear. COVID-19 and all its variants, combined with the Nipah virus, and the hemorrhagic fever virus, are now raging through China. The Chinese government is reportedly in a panic because it has been unable to…

Edicts Gone Wild – Statehouses, City Halls, Kingdoms or Oligarchies?

Edicts Gone Wild – Statehouses, City Halls, Kingdoms or Oligarchies?

When the CDC’s data shows that children under 5 are less than 3% of the cases and have a statistically zero percent death rate, I wonder what experts Secretary Becerra has been consulting. And since these mandates reduce parental involvement, along with social, educational, and health quality, I think the Secretary has missed the boat on this one…

Americans are Experiencing the Toxic Taste of Socialism in 2022

Americans are Experiencing the Toxic Taste of Socialism in 2022

Top leaders entrusted to protect our safety and liberties have turned blind eyes to the lawlessness that advances their political agenda narratives, condoned neo-Marxist indoctrination of children, and weaponized police state intimidation of those who resist. President Ronald Reagan issued an urgent reminder that “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

Studies Show Horrific Contaminations of PCR Test Swabs

Studies Show Horrific Contaminations of PCR Test Swabs

This swab appears to have a fiberglass coating. This, of course, could rip, cut, and tear flesh, causing bleeding. Broken pieces could become lodged in the nose causing infection. This additional study concludes that material and chemical abnormalities in the material at the tip of the swab are likely responsible for damage to the nasal passage, resulting in bleeding and other injuries…

Myocarditis Adverse Events in VAERS

Myocarditis Adverse Events in VAERS

We used VAERS data to examine cardiac AEs, primarily myocarditis, reported following injection of the first or second dose of the COVID-19 injectable products. Myocarditis rates reported in VAERS were significantly higher in youths between the ages of 13 to 23 (p<0.0001) with ~80% occurring in males. Within 8 weeks of the public offering of...

The Electric Vehicle Scam

The Electric Vehicle Scam

In order to match the 2,000 cars that a typical filling station can service in a busy 12 hours, an EV charging station would require 600, 50-watt chargers at an estimated cost of $24 million and a supply of 30 megawatts of power from the grid. That is enough to power 20,000 homes. It can take 30 minutes to 8 hours to recharge a vehicle between empty or just topping off. What are the drivers doing during that time?

It’s Time We Stop Feeding the Enemy!

It’s Time We Stop Feeding the Enemy!

Freedom’s death knell is growing louder because we have yet to take on the wicked domestic enemy in earnest. If we fail to take back our liberty, the guilt and shame rest upon our own heads. Boycotting, protesting, and sharing our grievances on social media all have their place. But these will not stop voter fraud…

COVID Q & A with Dr. Peter McCullough #13

COVID Q & A with Dr. Peter McCullough #13

Is the new Paxlovoid pill just a “reworked” ivermectin? What do you think of the data? Love the show. My question is, is it safe to take the provolone iodine with hypothyroid? There is a history of heart disease in my husband’s family so the thought of my boys getting any vac scares me, especially since I have 3 teenage sons. Will there be a ‘safe’ alternative? Will Novovax or Covax be safer?

Will Omicron Become Nature’s Miracle Vaccine?

Will Omicron Become Nature’s Miracle Vaccine?

After nearly two years into this pandemic, with the U.S. reporting a record high of more than 1 million new COVID-19 cases earlier this month, many are wondering when a sufficient number of the population will reach a level of “herd immunity” so that the virus can no longer find a place to reproduce. Might omicron actually be a blessing…

Your Source for Free Speech, Talk Radio, Podcasts, and News.

 

Here we take on the challenges of our generation so that we can preserve future generations. Please consider making a contribution in the fight for liberty!

Header

A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. - John Adams

iHeartRadio

The APPS are free; the mission is priceless!

Free APP
Healthycell Telomere

Podcast Networks

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Spotify
Pandora
Tunein
iHeart
Stitcher

Subscribe and Listen on Your Favorite APP

Our Columnists and Show Hosts

Truth For Health

Apple Podcasts

COVID Solution Summit

Apple Podcasts

Evacuating Americans & fully-vetted Afghan's at Risk - Help Us!

Apple Podcasts

Empowering and mentoring conservative trailblazers from Generation Z to win!

Apple Podcasts

Turning Point Action is Recruiting Precinct Chairs - Become a Grassroots Warrior Today!

Apple Podcasts

URGENT - KEEP NINE
Please join us to protect the Supreme Court:
Sign the Petition!

Apple Podcasts

The LATINO USA EXIT from the Democrat Party, click for details...

Apple Podcasts

Fighting corporate censorship and ensuring voter integrity...

Apple Podcasts

Support wounded and fallen police officers. The Wounded Blue.

Wounded Blue
Share via
Copy link