Why are tattoos permanent. Why don't they disappear with time?

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Offline neilep

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Being a lover of fine art I admit to having two tattoos !

But why does the tattoo ink remain ?

Are not the cells in our body being replaced every few years ?

..why does the ink not dilute or dissipate ?
« Last Edit: 26/03/2007 10:37:32 by chris »
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That is interesting. Perhaps it is because of the dpth of the insertion of the inks. perhaps it is administered below thw surface of the subdermal layers of skin... LOL Is that even a real area? Was subdermal the wrong term here? LOL We need a tatooist or such to give us anwers to a rather good question, cause as I see it we loose layers of skin all the time dead skin everyday bathing rubbing off on clothes etc. So what gives reallY?

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The Ultra Violet component in sunlight can make tattoos fade

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UV rays from the sun will affect the long term quality of your tattoo...
Not all blacks are the same with long term fading & UV stability differing between brands. So do your research and speak to the artist, they will be pleased to talk to you about which black they use, provide samples and portfolio shots for you to browse through.

Don't accept anything that your not sure about or happy with as lesser quality black inks can turn 'green' after lengthy exposure to the sun
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http://www.tattoozoo.co.uk/ideas/colour.html

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Thanks Robert..I have heard that as well.

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The Ultra Violet component in sunlight can make tattoos fade

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UV rays from the sun will affect the long term quality of your tattoo...
Not all blacks are the same with long term fading & UV stability differing between brands. So do your research and speak to the artist, they will be pleased to talk to you about which black they use, provide samples and portfolio shots for you to browse through.

Don't accept anything that your not sure about or happy with as lesser quality black inks can turn 'green' after lengthy exposure to the sun
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http://www.tattoozoo.co.uk/ideas/colour.html

Thanks for this ROBERT sir... Fortunately I am a cloud worshiper and sun hater so there's no chance of my tat being over exposed !!....besides ...........it's on my perineum !!..LOL............OUCH !!!!!!
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That one must've hurt!!!
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OUch I feel it too for you! 
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The Ultra Violet component in sunlight can make tattoos fade

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UV rays from the sun will affect the long term quality of your tattoo...
Not all blacks are the same with long term fading & UV stability differing between brands. So do your research and speak to the artist, they will be pleased to talk to you about which black they use, provide samples and portfolio shots for you to browse through.

Don't accept anything that your not sure about or happy with as lesser quality black inks can turn 'green' after lengthy exposure to the sun
.

http://www.tattoozoo.co.uk/ideas/colour.html

Thanks for this ROBERT sir... Fortunately I am a cloud worshiper and sun hater so there's no chance of my tat being over exposed !!....besides ...........it's on my perineum !!..LOL............OUCH !!!!!!
LOL LOL...Your such a card!!!

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Thanks for this ROBERT sir... Fortunately I am a cloud worshiper and sun hater so there's no chance of my tat being over exposed !!....besides ...........it's on my perineum !!..LOL............OUCH !!!!!!

That reminds me of the old joke about the golfer who sliced a shot
which hit a female spectator between the first and second holes.

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Offline Karen W.

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YAYYYYYYYY! I understood that one LOL....

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Thanks for this ROBERT sir... Fortunately I am a cloud worshiper and sun hater so there's no chance of my tat being over exposed !!....besides ...........it's on my perineum !!..LOL............OUCH !!!!!!

That reminds me of the old joke about the golfer who sliced a shot
which hit a female spectator between the first and second holes.

LOL..OUCH !!..Robert is the best !!!
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LOL....Indeedy ouch!! LOL

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Why are tattoos permanent. Why don't they disappear with time?
« Reply #12 on: 08/07/2007 17:17:20 »
its like embeded into the blood isnt it?
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