Tattoos: Does ink travel through your body?
Published Friday 14 July 2017
By Yella Hewings-Martin, PhD
The body stores tattoo ink in cells and between collagen bundles in the dermis. But some pigment particles go on a longer journey. What happens when tattoo ink is injected into your skin? Most of it remains firmly lodged there, but some pigments travel to lymph nodes or even destinations in your body that are farther afield. All the while, you are left sporting a new tattoo. internal organs with a unique color display.
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