The Importance and the Composition of Tattoo Inks
In short, you can never know the right composition of the tattoo inks because manufacturers are not allowed to reveal its contents. Only the professional who mixes the ink from the dry pigments are said to know of its composition. So, it is obvious that you will not be getting any right answers to this question.
Tattoo inks are actually not inks but are made up of different pigments that are floating on the solution of the carrier. Most people believe that pigments are from vegetable dyes but they are not. Nowadays the new pigments contain metal salts and some are also plastic and few vegetable dyes too. The color of the tattoo is mainly provided by the pigment. The main use of the carrier solution is to disinfect the suspension of the pigment by keeping it evenly mixed and thus making the application of the tattoo very simple and easy.
What is the toxicity in tattoo inks?
The toxicity in the inks has some health risks associated along with it. These health risks are due to the unhygienic practices and toxicity inherited from some of the substances. There are lot of sites on the web that explains the risk involved and also information of taking care of the tattoos . For your reminder always check the Material Safety Data Sheet for any carrier or pigment. But you got to know one thing the MSDS, will not be able to finalize on the risks that is associated with the chemical reaction that happens on the skin when applied or within the ink itself. For your information tattoo inks and pigments are not regulated or checked by the administration of food and drugs department of the United States.
UV Back light Ink: This is one way of getting a tattoo done. This is an ink that reacts only to black light. This is popular way of tricking your friends. One of the Ultra violet back light inks is the Chameleon black light tattoo ink. This UV Back light Ink is come out after the intensive checking done by the FDA department. This has no adverse effect associated with it; over the last 10 years. This ink is the safest ink in the market that can be used by all without any fears in mind.
By Julie William Jones