Tattoo inks are potentially toxic and ‘could increase the risk of developing cancer’

Tattoo inks are potentially toxic and ‘could increase the risk of developing cancer’

An excellent article in the largest selling newspaper in the UK about toxic tattoo ink, it confirms what we at Skinial already know, that our method of removing tattoos by taking the ink out of the skin is the safest for your health. European Chemicals Agency will publish a list of chemicals in tattoo inks It says ink used in designs is toxic and may increase the risk of cancer…

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) confirms: Cellular damaging concentration of Hydrocyanic acid after Laser Tattoo Removal

The BfR proved for the first time that toxically degradation products have been formed after a laser tattoo-removal of blue colour. Amongst other toxically substances they found Benzene and Hydrocyanic acid. Benzene is an aromatic hydrocarbon that is very harmful to the human organism even in small amounts. The strong cancer-causing effect leads to genetic damage. Already a benzene concentration of 2 % in the breath leads after 5 –…

Tattoos Last, and So Does the Pain for 1 in 10

By Dr. Mercola About one in five US adults, or 21 percent, has at least one tattoo. This is up from 14 percent in 2008, according to a Harris poll.1 Tattoos have been around for more than 5,000 years. They were used in ancient Egypt as a way to identify peasants and slaves.2 They were discovered on a 5,000-year-old frozen mummy identified as the “Iceman,” and it’s thought his tattoos…

Skinial becomes a Member of the ‘European Society of Tattoo and Pigment Research’

Tattooing has gained tremendous visibility, notoriety and popularity in Western countries. Up to 25 % of the population worldwide is tattooed according to the countries and the popularity it still rising. Due to the origin of tattooing the relation between the health authorities and the professional players like tattooists, tattooing associations, ink producers etc … has been difficult. Since some years the ESTP (European Society of Tattoo and Pigment Research)…

Plastic particles in tattoo ink!!

Plastic particles in tattoo ink!!

Plastic-based inks (for example, some of the more unusual inks such as glow-in-the-dark ink) can also lead to polymerization under the skin, where the particles of tattoo pigment, instead of being individually isolated by the body, join together into a solid, larger piece under the skin. This can also happen in cases where an ethyl alcohol is used as a carrier and it reacts with the plastic storage bottle. The…

Remove your tattoo in Sydney with Skinial!

Remove your tattoo in Sydney with Skinial!

I love hearing my client’s reason for wanting to fully or partially remove their tattoo, we make no judgement as we at Skinial like tattoos, but we also like removing them. Sometimes the stories can be sad and the need to remove the tattoo becomes a cathartic process in healing the person as a whole, the tattoo has become a painful reminder of an unhappy period that they would rather…

Emma says “It is no more painful than getting a tattoo!”

Our lovely client Emma was very scared when she came for her first tattoo removal treatment and even got a little teary, but her tears where short lived. After the very first dot she realised that it really wasn’t that bad, and has continued with treatments and light therapy after and in-between. We are waiting for her skin to return to its lovely pale colour to finish her final treatment.…

Skinial in contact with the scientific world

Skinial in contact with the scientific world

Summary of the results of the 2nd Congress of the ESTP. Benchmark for the tattooing industry and health authorities worldwide. (From left to right) Prof. Jorgen Serup (Chairman of the ESTP and DMSc, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark), Andy Schmidt (Vice chairman of the German association of professional tatoo artists), Dr. Alberto Renzoni (Instituto Superiore di Sanità – Centro Nazionale ONDICO, Rom, Italia); Dr. Peter Laux (Federal Institut for Risk…

Not getting results with laser Tattoo removal????????

Not getting results with laser Tattoo removal????????

Here’s Erik’s story Erik loves his body art ,but a tattoo behind the ear was denying him entry into the army. After 8 months of laser treatments with ineffective and incomplete results ,he was so frustrated he seriously contemplated attempting to remove it himself at home with an orbital sander!!!!! That was until he found Skinial After just 3 small treatments the tattoo was completely removed and the defence force…