New research has revealed that nanoparticles from tattoo needles are traveling to the body’s lymph nodes — a possible explanation for some allergic reactions to tramp stamps, cutesy calf ribbons and inspirational quotes. Initial research in 2017 showed that pigments leak from the tattoo site and amass in the body’s lymph nodes. But the new study into the phenomenon has ID’d chromium and nickel particles migrating the same way, according to the journal Particle and Fibre Toxicology. Using powerful X-rays, researchers found tattoo needle particles were only present when coupled with pigments containing titanium dioxide — an abrasive agent commonly used in white tattoo ink. But there is a silver lining for all you tattooed ladies and sailor Jerrys: it could probably only poison you slowly. Click HERE for the whole story.
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