Toxins from tattoo ink could be absorbed into the body and cause cancer, scientists have revealed.
Experts believe ink nanoparticles could enter the bloodstream and accumulate in the spleen and kidneys, harming the body's ability to filter impurities.
Studies have found that some ink used in the UK contains known carcinogens and scientists want more regulation of the dyes used by the industry.
Public Health England says that some inks contain substances such as cobalt and mercury.
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