More fool those who want to pump carcinogenic chemicals into their system in the name of ‘individual pursuit’ and ‘temporary fashion’.
The inks used in tattoos contain hazardous substances such as cobalt, benzoapyrene and mercury.
Two thirds of all tattoo inks, used chiefly in commercial paints, contain these chemicals.
Small particles called nanoparticles from these chemicals, enter the bloodstream and accumulate in organs such as the spleen and kidneys, reducing their function.
So tattoos now join obesity, smoking etc as modern lifestyle choices that could potentially cut an individual’s life short.
People can make their own choices.
Pumping carcinogenic chemicals through your veins to attract fickle and fleeting attention doesn’t seem the brightest thing to do.