There are lots of people in the world who are crazy about tattoos. This is an outstanding way of expressing yourself. The process of designing a tattoo involves various techniques. Most of the tattoos are designed by using a standard tattoo machine. There are permanent as well as temporary tattoos for which you can go for as per your choice. So, in this post, we are going to discuss are permanent markers safe for tattoos? Also checkout choosemarker blog post they have a complete guide on permanent markers.
There are different formulations for permanent markers. Some permanent markers are considered nontoxic and safe to use on skin. But some may contain toxic solvents that can cause organ damage from inhalation and skin absorption. You should opt for those permanent markers that are non-toxic. However, some of the side effects of using permanent markers for tattoos are as follows:
- If someone has sensitive skin, so he or she can have reactions to ink, particularly if it covers a large area of skin.
- The ink of the markers can dry out your skin and encourage wrinkles.
- Covering your skin with ink of permanent marker can reduce its ability to absorb oxygen, and be damaging that way.
- The permanent marker does ‘ultimately’ come off your skin, but it takes many days, or more, as your skin has to slough off before the ink will come off.
- For many people, the smell from the ink can be unpleasant, and if it’s on your hands, or face, or arms, you’ll be smelling it all time, until it is worn off.
According to the experts, markers that bear the ACMI ‘non-toxic’ seal have been tested and deemed safe for art, but this does not include body art, filling in tattoos, drawing eyeliner, or making temporary tattoos. To bear the ACMI seal, a product must undergo toxicological testing that is concerned with ingestion and inhalation of the materials and not absorption into the bloodstream, which can occur if chemicals in the marker enter the body through broken skin. Checkout some amazing mountain range tattoo designs for men.
‘Sharpie’ markers are the safest markers to use on the skin. It consists of n-propanol, which is considered safe enough to be used in cosmetics. This marker is safe under normal conditions including skin contact, inhalation, and ingestion. With this marker, the pigment only penetrates the above layers of skin, so the ink will wear off after some days.
When it comes to removing the ink of pen permanent markers, you can use isopropyl alcohol for removing it but it can penetrate the skin. A better choice is using grain alcohol (ethanol) that you can find in hand sanitizer gel. One should avoid using toxic solvents, such as acetone, methanol, toluene or benzene. They will remove the pigment, but they present a health risk and safer alternatives are gladly available.
Moreover, you should not use ACMI ‘non-toxic’ seal permanent markers for tattoos because they may pose a risk of ink poisoning from both the pigment as well as the liquid portion of the ink. Thus, it is recommended that you should not markers on the skin for tattoos, especially if you have sensitive skin. Here we have some best neo traditional tattoo designs check them out.