What are the chemicals involved in getting a tattoo? And what medical conditions can they inflame?

Tattoo inks. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Despite the prevalence of tattoos and state-mandated health education for tattooists, very little is publicly available about what’s in the stuff we put in our bodies when we get tattoos.

It would be one thing if people weren’t suffering allergic reactions and infections as a result. But they are. And we want to change that.

Read on.