Tattoo Cancer Risk Rises

Wanna bet the ink freaks skip over this news? 

Like ciggie smokers, most people ignore health warning because they're sure it 'won't  happen to them.'  Then when they get sick they rush to get treatment paid for by the taxpayers.

Bradford University experts discovered ink nanoparticles enter the bloodstream and accumulate in the spleen and kidneys, blocking the ability to filter impurities.  The university says red ink contains mercury,  greens and blues contain cobalt.

Copenhagen University found carcinogenic chemicals in 13 of 21 commonly used European tattoo inks.

The US FDA found inks contained heavy metals and hyrocarbons that are known carcinogens. One in black ink called benzo(a)pyrene is known to be a potent carcinogen that causes skin cancer.

About 25% of adults under age 40 have at least one tattoo.  Piercings implausibly get a pass.

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