Chemistry of tattoo

Tattooing has been practiced since thousands of years. The oldest tattooed skin ever discovered is the one of Ötzi the Iceman, dating around 3100 BC. Tattoo ink consists of pigments (color) and a carrier (the liquid part). The most common carriers are water, ethanol and glycerin. Pigments derive from mineral sources. Black, for example, isContinue reading “Chemistry of tattoo”