Tattoos Embed Carcinogenic Heavy Metals into Your Lymph Nodes

February 2, 2018 at 8:39 pm





Almost half of tattoo inks contain “unsafe levels” of heavy metals and other carcinogens, according to the European Commission. A recent study found these toxins travel from our skin to our lymph nodes. Safer options are available.

Forty-three percent of the 358 tatoo inks analyzed by the European Union’s Joint Research Centre last year contained “unsafe levels” of carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons. They also contained arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel, all known or probable carcinogens.