Particles of the tattoo can move to lymph nodes

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A new study found long-term effect of tattoos on the human body. It turned out that the ink particles are deposited in the lymph nodes of tattooed people have.

A new analysis examined the bearers of tattoos that had died. Their bodies are checked using a special x-ray radiation source to understand the specifics of the smallest particles that fall to the lymph nodes and remain there.

Lymph nodes these dead people with a tattoo contained a small amount of potentially toxic metals, but what effects can have these particles is unclear. “At present the main Toxicological aspects of how the body transportorul and destroys the ink molecules, largely undefined”, the authors write in the journal Scientific Reports.

Further chemical analysis revealed elevated levels of aluminum, chromium, iron, Nickel, titanium and copper as in lymph nodes and in the skin of tattooed people. One also found cadmium and mercury.

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