The Food and Drug Administration has recalled six tattoo inks with microorganisms that can cause bacterial infection. Consumers, retailers, and tattoo artists are advised to avoid the recalled products.
Public Health May 17, 2019
Employees at the Ink Wolves Tattoo in Tampa, Florida, tatted the 3-year-old cancer patient with Disney characters and other fun designs on her arms and legs. Trinity suffers from neuroblastoma and is undergoing treatment.
Feature | Health April 29, 2019
Researchers rediscvered four ancient tattoo tools that were thought to be lost in a fire. Together with an ink pot discovered in 1963, the find is the world's oldest known tattoo kit.
Ancient March 9, 2019
Compared with their non-tattooed counterparts, people with tattoos are more likely to engage in risky behavior. They also tend to be smokers, have more sex partners, and likely to have spent time in jail.
Feature | Health January 28, 2019
A woman suffered from three years of chronic pain, which doctors said was caused by a tattoo that she got on her left thigh. What happened in the bizarre medical case, and does it mean that people should avoid tattoos?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018
A woman was hospitalized for three days due to an infection linked to eyebrow microblading. What are the other dangers of getting makeup tattoos and other cosmetic procedures?
Public Health May 5, 2018
Tattoos are kept permanent by stubborn little cells in the immune systems that refuse to let go of ink pigments. Targeting these cells called macrophages might lead to better removal methods.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2018
Emergency doctors were baffled on what to do when an unconscious man with a 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattoo was wheeled into the emergency room. The medical staff had to ask ethical consultants if the request should be honored.
Public Health December 3, 2017
Catt Gallinger, a 24-year-old model from Ontario, had an eye tattoo that went horribly wrong. She is now in danger of losing her eyeball, placing the procedure under heavy scrutiny.
Public Health December 2, 2017
A 30-year-old Australian woman was thought to have lymphoma, a form of cancer. However, doctors discovered that her enlarged lymph nodes were actually caused by the black pigment of a tattoo that she got at her back 15 years ago.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2017
What if there was a tattoo that could indicate changes in your body? Well, a group of researchers from Harvard and MIT developed exactly that – a tattoo that could, for example, tell a diabetic if they need insulin.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2017
A woman warns people of the dangers of getting a scleral tattoo after her own botched procedure. Although her eyesight has improved, doctors say her damaged eye is unlikely to get its full eyesight back.
Public Health September 29, 2017
A study involving deceased individuals with tattoo revealed that pigments and toxic elements in the form of nanoparticles make their way into the body's lymph nodes. Tattooed corpses were also found to have higher levels of titanium dioxide.
Public Health September 13, 2017
Can you swim after getting a tattoo? Here's the answer plus safe tattoo care and healing tips, following the case of a 31-year-old man who died after contracting flesh-eating bacteria upon swimming with his new body art.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2017
A 31-year-old man lost his life to a bacterial infection after he took a swim in the Gulf of Mexico shortly after getting a tattoo. Here are some safety precautions that you can follow if you're planning to get a tattoo.
Public Health June 3, 2017
A man who decided to go swimming five days after getting inked with new tattoos contracted flesh-eating bacteria vibrio vulnificus. What made the man vulnerable to the deadly infection?
Public Health June 1, 2017
Temporary tattoo using nanoparticles could help treat autoimmune diseases, reports a recent study. When antioxidant carbon nanoparticles attached to polyethylene glycol are injected under the skin, they deactivate T lymphocyte and help treat chronic diseases.
Biotech September 26, 2016
A tattoo-like electronic skin invented by Japanese researchers may monitor heart rate and blood sugar levels. The invention is said to have an array of applications, not only in the field of health and fitness, but also in the engineering and fashion world as well.
Life April 18, 2016
The augmented reality app InkHunter lets users try on tattoos in real-time before they commit to getting the ink.
Apps/Software April 13, 2016
Chances are, getting multiple tattoos can be good for you. A study has found that getting multiple tattoos can give your immune system an added boost to help you fight infections.
Life March 10, 2016
A new study found that while college women with multiple tattoos have higher self-esteem compared to their peers. They also have the highest rate of suicide attempts. The researchers suggest that body art may be females' way of compensating for emotional losses, which may explain why suicide is part of the picture.
Life November 24, 2015
Ever wondered about getting your tattoo done by a robot? French designers have found a way to hack a 3D Makerbot and turn it into a tattooing machine.
FUTURE TECH November 6, 2015
'Save my Ink' allows people to have their tattoo or skin art cut when they die and framed for their loved ones. It is run by the nonprofit National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art (NAPSA) as a member-exclusive service.
Society October 12, 2015
Before getting inked, make sure to check the bottles of grey wash shades. G1, G2 and G3 ink shades with code Lot #129 and expiration date January 2016 are contaminated. The FDA and A Thousand Virgins Corp., the company selling the tattoo ink, are recalling these products.
Life August 11, 2015
People suffering from depression are starting to get community support by placing tattoos on their wrists. What else can people do who need help?
Life July 8, 2015
A non-profit faith-based organization called Project Semicolon is making a buzz lately as more and more people get semicolon tattoos to show support. The group aims to empower individuals to continue on with their life in the midst of struggling from depression, suicide and other mental health problems.
Life July 8, 2015
Researchers have discovered that around ten percent of New Yorkers with tattoos experience a severe allergic reaction after getting inked. Experts believe this is caused by chemical compounds in tattoo inks.
Life May 31, 2015
A Canadian student is developing a tattoo removal cream that can help people get rid of their unwanted tattoos. The cream will help people who do not wish to get tattoo removal done via laser treatments.
Life February 20, 2015
Diabetics may soon do away with the painful needle pricks with the arrival of a new tattoo that can check their blood glucose levels for them.
Life January 20, 2015
An unlicensed tattoo artist sentenced to eight months in jail after he misspells tattoo on a 13-year-old girl. The tattoo artist is believed to have used Jack Daniels whiskey as a cleanser.
Life November 5, 2014
A study suggests that tattoo ink may possibly be responsible for skin cancer. Researchers suggest that tattoo ink may contain carcinogens.
Life September 23, 2014
Tattoo ink could be contaminated with dangerous bacteria, according to the FDA. There may be more of the dangerous ink out in the marketplace.
Life August 10, 2014
Tattooing carries risks of infection such as sepsis and the consequences could be more severe in individuals with diabetes and weak immune system. The FDA said that the risk persists even with sterilized needles and clean conditions.
Life August 8, 2014
Some tattoo inks have been recalled as a result of bacterial infection. The FDA warns consumers to inspect their tattoo inks before doing an in-home tattoo or getting one done.
Life August 7, 2014