The Cells That Eat, Regurgitate and Eat Your Tattoos Again

While you may have spent countless hours contemplating what design to have pierced onto your body, have you ever wondered what happens to the tattoo ink after it has been injected into your skin?

“We think of tattoos as fixed adornments. Plunge ink deep enough into the skin and there it will sit, suspended in subterranean connective tissue forever. But what if I told you that tattoos are actually maintained by an ever-changing process — one in which ink crystals are continuously engulfed, regurgitated and gobbled back up, merely giving the illusion of stasis?”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/06/science/tattoos-cells-laser-removal.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FTattoos&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection

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