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A 17-year-old male asked:

Ink poisoning from a tattoo? how long until i would know?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Usually: Usually you can get secondary infection which would show as quickly as 48hours or you could become allergic to the tattoo ink which might show much later.

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Houma, LA
A 17-year-old male asked:

Do tattoos cause ink poisoning?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It is possible: Writing ink is composed of a combination of dyes pigments solvents and water according to medline plus. These ingredients individually and together are nonpoisonous and treatment generally is not needed if less than an ounce is consumed. Tattoo ink is not regulated by the food and drug administration and therefore could contain any number of ingredients that cause poisoning especiallyhome made.
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Heavy tattoo covering an excessive area of the body could interfere with the ability to sweat which could have a negative impact on the kidneys, leading eventually to renal failure.
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