Tattoos at the molecular level

UnknownEver wondered what is the composition of tattoo inks and why they are permanent?

The answer is not as simple as you may think, as there are lot of pigments whose use is carefully monitored by laws to avoid the use of toxic substances.

Usually tattoo inks contain pigments suspended in a carrier solution.The chemical structure of these molecules is quite complex and varies depending on the colour.

Find out everything about common pigments here and read more about tattoos toxicity and legislation in this link!

More interested in how to remove them? Read this scientific review.

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