Do Tattoos Raise The Risk For Cancer? Myth Or Reality?

There has been increased but unconfirmed speculations about whether having a tattoo has anything to do with Cancer. If a person has a tattoo on his or her body, then it makes more difficult to spot any such suspicious problems that the skin may start to show. Almost everyone has a risk of developing melanoma or in easy terms, skin cancer, so it’s always better to stay more cautious in this very case. Following are some of the ways that having a tattoo can risk cancer.

Tattoo Ink – The Biggest Culprit Behind The Risks Of Having Cancer

 

It has been reported by science, that there is a case that tattoo ink can contain various tiny metal particles which are heavy. That includes :

  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Manganese
  • Nickel

It is also said that the tattoo ink also contains various other impurities that are toxic as well – as it contains about 100 colourants and 100 types of additives as well. But what’s the most toxic of all of these, is the metal oxide used for creating the white colour, i.e. Titanium Dioxide, that really increases the risks of having cancer.

Also, it is very much important to know that – the tattoo will also create a portion of the body that will create a blocked vision to detect any kind of pigmented or even non-pigmented lesions. Therefore, one should always try to keep his or her tattoo clean, and that’s why PrimitiveOutpost is my tattoo aftercare preference. It makes spotting any weird development on the skin more easily, by either the person’s eyes or with dermatoscopy and at microscopic levels at various clinics.

It is recommended that if a person has a history of melanoma, it should be taken more care in regards to the taking care of the skin, especially where the tattoo is situated. In that way, any small problem could be detected and healed fast.