Unregulated by the FDA, the contents of tattoo ink and their potential health risks have been a mystery for years - but now, researchers have crafted a website, What’s in My Ink?, to keep artists and consumers informed on the contents and risks of different inks. Read more»
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TM International, a Tucson company that has billed itself as the "world's largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos," is laying off 43 employees — about 33 percent of its local workforce. Read more»
A study published in July suggests that phthalates and other chemical ingredients in tattoo ink may be responsible for allergic reactions and infections. More concerning, these newly found chemicals raise unanswered questions about more serious, long-term risks such as skin cancer. Read more»