I understand that tattooing your skin with ink might be frightening, but Inkbox tattoos have been proved to be safe. The complete product is created from natural substances, and all other materials have been authorized by the FDA. You may be confident that the application method is safe and that there are no harsh chemicals to be concerned about. Also, you don't need to worry about tattoos coming off after some time.
Inkbox tattoos are done using a hand-held device called an injector. First, the area of skin where you want to put in a tattoo is cleaned and prepared. Then, an elastic band is placed on the skin to hold it in place while the ink absorber is pressed against it. Finally, small needles inserted into the injector draw the ink out of a cartridge and deposit it into the absorber. The ink is then applied to the skin. After the tattoo is finished, the wound is healed by changing the color of the ink used: red for temporary tattoos, black for permanent ones.
Inkbox tattoos are known as being long-lasting because the ink used is designed to stay on the skin. However, if you get one done on a sensitive body part (such as a face), you should expect it to come off when you wash the area with soap and water or wear clothes made of cotton.
People who are afraid of needles could feel uncomfortable watching others work their way through their skin with an injector.
The ink is non-toxic and was designed to be used with temporary tattoos that you may draw on your skin for pleasure. It can also be used as make-up for eyes, lips, and nails.
Bic claims its new ink is safe for use with permanent makeup products like tattoos and hen's teeth brushes. However, since we don't recommend using the ink with any other writing instruments, we cannot guarantee what might happen if you were to start tattooing with it.
There have been reports of people being allergic to certain types of ink, so if you are concerned about using something else, we recommend testing a small section of your skin with some of the ink first. If you are happy with how it looks, then we encourage you to give permanent makeup a try.
Ink from pens, markers, highlighters, and other similar items is regarded mildly harmful and in such little quantities that it is rarely a cause for worry. Because of the volume of ink in printer cartridges and stamp pads, if ink from one of these sources has been ingested, seek medical assistance. The ink may cause irritation to the stomach and intestines.
Please, however, DO NOT USE PRINTER INK. Although the solvents are designed such that handling the ink is not inherently hazardous, putting the ink deep enough into your skin for a tattoo will introduce industrial solvents into your body. That is not a good idea at all. Do not, under any circumstances, use printer ink. Instead, use color matching cartridge ink. They are available in most places where you can buy tattoo inks.
The safest way to get a tattoo is with sterile equipment in a properly sterilized environment. In other words, go to a doctor's office or a salon that uses sterilized tools and gets their space cleaned regularly.
Ink is made up of particles of dye and of resin. These particles can be small enough to penetrate human skin. When this happens, they can cause problems for people who are allergic to them or who have sensitive skin. People with these types of issues should avoid getting tattoos with pigment inks.
Some colors of ink may also cause photosensitivity in some people. If you are allergic to chemicals used in ink or have severe sensitivity to sunlight, make sure the artist knows about it before you get a tattoo. Some artists will use special inks that aren't as likely to cause problems for those who need it. Otherwise, they might recommend avoiding getting certain colors altogether if you have an issue with one or more of them.
In conclusion, printer ink is not safe for tattoos.
In the broad scheme of things, there's an extremely slim risk that you'll acquire tattoo ink poisoning. You're more likely to have an illness or an allergy than you are to get poisoned. Infections can be avoided by ensuring that the tattooist works in a hygienic atmosphere and adhering to proper tattoo aftercare. Allergic reactions can be caused by any of the coloring agents found in tattoo inks--including hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, and p-phenylenediamine (PPD). These substances are known to cause allergic reactions such as skin rashes, hives, and asthma attacks. People who are especially sensitive to these chemicals may also experience respiratory problems, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or dizziness.
Ink poisoning is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Symptoms include rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pains, nausea, and vomiting. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been exposed to toxic substances, call your doctor immediately. Do not attempt to treat the person yourself. Instead, take him or her to a hospital for evaluation.
Ink, such as the ink in your pen, is not sterile and can be quite dangerous. A non-toxic ink, such as India ink, is your best bet. It's natural, made of carbon, and less prone to cause illness. Tattoo ink is ideal, but India ink is more widely available and as safe. If you do get ink on your skin, wash it off immediately with soap and water.
Skin discoloration or tongue discoloration are common symptoms, as is slight stomach distress, but this is uncommon. Too much ink can be toxic to humans, but only if you eat it - the particles of pigment are too large to be absorbed through your skin.
The British government's health agency recommends that people not wash their clothes after they have worn them for more than 24 hours because the dye tends to remain on the fabric. However, it is safe to wash colored clothing in cold water with detergent and then dry it in a hot dryer on medium heat.
Studies have shown that wearing colored clothing does not affect the color of food; however, there is some evidence that it may darken milk. There has been one case report of a child eating colored cookies developing diarrhea, but this seems to be an isolated incident.
It is best not to wear black clothes for long periods because the pigment can get into your blood and cause black spots on white tissues. Other colors do not seem to pose any problems.
Ink contains chemicals known as dyes which are used to change the color of fabrics. These chemicals are also used in medications and foods.