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Health risks of tattoo colors

Vasold, R. ; Engel, E. ; König, B. ; Landthaler, M. ; Baeumler, W.


The number of tattooed individuals has increased significantly, especially among youth. In the United States ∼24% of the population is tattooed [1], whereas in Europe it is ∼10% [2]. Cosmetic tattoos (permanent make up) to mimic eye, lip or eyebrow-liner, have also become increasingly popular [3]. Tattoos or permanent make-up are simply performed by injection of colorants into the skin using ...


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