In today's society it's now more rare to meet someone without tattoo than with them. The biggest issue now is that people are getting tattoos without knowing what is in the ink that is injected into their skin!
COMMON CHEMICALS FOUND IN TATTOO INK
- Iron Oxides – Black, brown and red inks.
- Cadmium – Red and Orange inks
- Lead – Yellow, Green and White inks
- Nickel – Black ink
- Zinc – Yellow and White ink
- Aluminum – Green and Violet inks
- Titanium – White ink
- Copper – Blue and Green ink
- Ferrocyanide (cyanide forms from the creation of this chemical) – Used in yellow, red, blue and green inks
- Naptha – This is a common solvent found in gasoline and lighter fluid. This is also used in some red inks
- Carbon (ashes) Used in black ink
Read more about the risks of these possible toxins entering your bloodstream.
HOW DO WE FIND TOXIN FREE INK?
The FDA does not regulate tattoo inks and tattoo pigments, unlike pigments used in cosmetics applied to the skin. Although most tattoo ink manufacturers consider their ingredient list proprietary information, some brands do release this information and make an effort to produce only nontoxic inks. Some of the tattoo ink manufacturers with the best policies regarding nontoxic inks include National Tattoo Supply, Eternal, Skin Candy, Dynamic and Kuro Sumi, all of which make significant efforts to ensure safe, nontoxic tattoo inks.