I’ve got bad news for every tattoo lover. A recent research has warned that tattoo can cause cancer.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) warned that some tattoo inks could be toxic, and has called for the banning of the potentially deadly substances.

The organisation’s report claims that the toxic ink could cause skin problems which could last for years, as well as increase the risk of cancer.

Other side effects include serious allergic reactions to the suspect ink and painful itching which can last for years.

Blue, green and black inks also came under fire, with the agency’s report likely to result in certain inks and chemicals being banned by the EU.

The agency said: “Many reports show concerns for public health stemming from the composition of inks used for tattooing.

“The most severe concerns are allergies caused by the substances in the inks and possible carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxic effects.”

According to the research, the inks aren’t covered by any regulations applying to drugs or food, with many tattoo shops operating without any government oversight or guidelines.



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