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Video: European Union's ban on tattoo ink: breaking down the chemistry

European Union's ban on tattoo ink: breaking down the chemistry (video)
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A ban by the European Union on a number of pigments used in tattoo inks has sparked a conversation around their composition and safety.

In this video, we dive into the science of these inks, explore the new ban and investigate how new pigments from the research world might expand the possibilities of tattoos from art to medical devices.

Citation: Video: European Union's ban on tattoo ink: breaking down the chemistry (2023, March 31) retrieved 19 July 2024 from https://phys.org/news/2023-03-video-european-union-tattoo-ink.html
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