Tattoo toxicology

The toxicology of tattoos is very poorly understood with long-term health problems like chronic disease, low thyroid, diabetes, cancer, birth defects, and reproductive harm now tied back to the ink used for tattoos. Titanium, aluminum antimony, arsenic, beryllium, chromium, cobalt, lead, nickel, and selenium are commonly found in tattoo ink. One study shows that the ink used for one 3 X 5 inch tattoo can contain up to 23 micrograms of lead depending upon the ink and color chosen. A tattoo consists of ink particles trapped within dermal fibroblasts, macrophages, and mast cells. These ink particles now seep metals and other toxins into the body every single day for the rest of your life. The pigments used in traditional tattoo products are usually a trade secret and not shared and for the most part, not even scientifically based. 16% of U.S. adults now sport tattoos with teenage girls being a particularly high portion of the recent market. According to the Harris Poll, 17% of tattooed Americans regret their indelible marks for one reason or another.

Gee, what could the regrets be here?

Gee, what could the regrets be here?

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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