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July 13, 2015

"REINVENTING THE TATTOO" Trivia Question #11

Don't use ____ markers on the skin!!

Answer:  RED  - Some artists have noticed that freehand tattoos done with red marker had troublesome healing, often leaving the client with areas that welted up whenever becoming hot or irritated, sometimes years after the tattoo has healed.  Red industrial dyes and pigments tend to be fairly toxic, so avoid using red markers on the skin.  There are plenty of other options available.