Saturday May 5th, 2012 @ 5:38 AM
Filed under: Tattoos
I was thinking of trying to give myself a homemade tattoo. I know people who have used pen ink, but I was wondering if that was dangerous. Would I get ink poisoning? Is it okay to use pen ink, or should I order some actual tattoo ink? And how quickly do homemade tattoos fade?
Quite often pen ink is made in a low quality controlled environment, meaning it could contain all sorts of gunk that you don’t want in your body. How quickly the tattoo ‘fades’ depends on how well it’s done (too deep or too shallow will cause fading) and also where on your body it’s going. Keeping in mind it will never fade to nothing, you will always have some darker and lighter bits.
My suggestion would be to purchase actual tattoo ink which is FDA approved for it’s purpose, rather than any old ink you find laying around.
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