By the time some of us leave college we will have a tattoo or a few. But college students are notorious for being extremely broke, that doesn’t mean we have to get underground basement tattoos for cheap!
Tattoos are very dangerous and risky to have, there have been cases of hepatitis and other disease due to dirty needles. Some signs of infection are swelling, oozing, bumps and hives.
There have been metals found in cheaper tattoo ink. It has been found that in red in there has been mercury according to this article. These inks contain cadmium or iron oxide. The metals create allergic reactions in the skin such as eczema. Other metals that can be intertwined in the inks are lead, arsenic, cobalt and nickel.
Just remember to think before you INK!
Lrandall. “This Is What Happens When You Don’t Get Your Tattoo Done Properly… as Gross Footage Shows a Man Pull Rotting Flesh from His Infected Ink.” The Sun. N.p., 30 June 2016. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.
“Signs of a Tattoo Allergy & Tattoo Infections.” Signs of a Tattoo Allergy & Tattoo Infections. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.