Negative Effects of Tattoos

Some of you recall me talking about my daughter wanting a tattoo and how I was against it. Well we went to the fair Friday evening and my daughter got her tattoo.

Airbrush Tattoos

A non toxic airbrush tattoo that is. It was suppose to last seven days, but did not even last one.

She still is determined to get the real thing when she turns 18. Maybe I should show her this video.

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Forget the amusing video. Something more frightening  is that a study found carcinogenic chemicals are being used as tattoo pigments. Tattoo ink contains many heavy metals like lead arsenic, beryllium, chromium, and others metals which have a connection to cancer and birth defects.

Let us not forget tattooing has transmitted diseases such as warts, herpes, toxic shock syndrome, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS,  skin tuberculosis, inoculation leprosy, and bacterial skin infections.

In Canada, ink manufacturers are not required to list ingredients on the label.

A few years back in the US a lawsuit was filed against several tattoo ink companies in which the court ordered them to include warning labels that the ink contain harmful level of toxic metal.

I hope this will make her think twice about getting a tattoo.

See: Tattoo Inks A Toxic Brew 

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