Even though you may have “regerts” about a misspelled tattoo or about still being branded with the name of a love long-gone, you may be even more apprehensive about having your ink art removed. It’s a time-consuming, expensive and painful process.
But French scientists have made a discovery that may make tattoo removal easier in the future.
A study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine explains why tattoo ink isn’t sloughed away with the dead skin cells we all lose each day as our top layer regenerates. The researchers found that the skin cells that make tattoos permanent by hanging on to pigment pass the ink on to new cells when they die, STAT reported.