January 26, 2015
Some Lyme physicians as a recommendation for general health strongly advise patients with getting even the smallest tattoo.
Tattoo dyes are high in heavy metals such as iron and manganese. Once in the skin, these dyes travel via lymph channels to the regional lymph node basins and eventually into the blood stream.
One effect of dyed regional lymph nodes is the difficulty in correctly assessing sentinel node biopies in the staging of melanoma and other skin cancers.
There are also emerging reports of cancers developing in months within the actual tattoo designs,including squamous cell carcinomas, melanomas, and breast cancer.
In addition, increased free iron in the body causes a host of health problems, including inflammation and an increase in brain immunoexcitotoxicity.