Hey guys!! I was scrolling through and decided not to let this message pass without informing my readers. It is scary but true tattoos can be harmful to us after years of drawing it.
Research shows that tattoos can cause infections 15 years after they were drawn, doctors have warned after a woman was admitted to hospital suffering enlarged lymph nodes.
Experts concluded that the lumps were caused by a reaction to tattooing which had been done 15 years previously, and have urged doctors to ask about tattoos when patients are suffering from lymphoma. The new case study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, notes that doctors have known for some time that tattoo ink travels to the lymph nodes – which are used by the body to clear out toxins in the body – because the nodes can change to the same color of the ink.
But the new study shows the effect can still happen more than a decade after a person gets a tattoo.
Recent research by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility found that toxic nanoparticles of titanium dioxide found in tattoo ink can travel through the body and become lodged in the lymph nodes where they can cause problems.
There are few studies which have looked at the toxic impact of tattoo ink, which can contain preservatives and contaminants like nickel, chromium, manganese or cobalt.