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If you have a red tattoo, you are more likely to experience a reaction than if you choose a different color. Here is a letter I received regarding tattoo ink:

"All the red ink contains nickel? The tattoo artist told me that if I can't wear cheap jewelry, I shouldn't use red ink on my tattoo. I can not. Any metal or anything else in the ink will produce the same reaction as you would with inexpensive jewelry. This will cause problems. She won't use them on me. Will it be the same for pink, orange, or any color with some amount of Red? Someone else with a lot of tattoos told me they had never heard of him and she responds to inexpensive jewelry. "
My answer:
I would trust a tattoo artist rather than someone with many tattoos as they are more likely to know the composition of the ink and if their clients have had problems with a particular color. Another artist might give different advice and use a different ink chemistry.

1 TOP 1 Tattoos with Red Ink Dark Red Butterfly on clavicle
1 TOP 1 Tattoos with Red Ink Dark Red Butterfly in clavicle

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2 TOP 2 Tattoos with Rose Red Ink in Groin Woman
2 TOP 2 Tattoos with Rose Red Ink in Groin Woman

Key takeaways: reaction to red tattoo ink

  • Any tattoo ink can cause a reaction. The risk arises from any of the components in the ink, including the pigment, carrier, and chemicals that are added to keep the suspension sterile.
  • Red and black inks cause most of the recorded reactions. The pigment in this ink can cause problems.
  • The most toxic red pigment, cinnabar (HgS), is a mercury compound. Its use has been largely phased out.
  • Organic pigments are less likely to cause reactions or interfere with medical diagnostic tests. However, over time, they degrade. Some of the molecules that result from degradation include carcinogens.
3 TOP 3 Tattoos with Red Ink Butterflies Flowers Leaves and Stems on Hand and wrist
3 TOP 3 Tattoos with Red Ink Butterflies Flowers Leaves and Stems in Hand and doll
4 TOP 4 Tattoos with Red Ink on the clavicle with flowers and ornaments
4 TOP 4 Tattoos with Red Ink on clavicle with flowers and ornaments

Why Red Tattoo Ink Can Trigger A Reaction

The problem with red is the chemistry of the ink. In particular, this is due to the nature of the pigment used for colouring. The ink carrier (liquid part) can also play a role, but is most likely common to other colors.

5 TOP 5 Tattoos with Red Ink on Ribs with Stem Up
5 TOP 5 Tattoos with Red Ink on Ribs with Stem Up

Some reds contain iron. Iron oxide is a red pigment. It's mostly powdery rust. While it may not cause a reaction, it is more rusty red than bright red. Iron oxide ink (which also contains brown ink) can react to magnets in an MRI. Small particles, especially in red and black ink, are known to migrate from the tattoo site to the lymph nodes. Migrated pigment molecules can not only cause health problems, but can also appear abnormal on medical diagnostic tests. In one case, a mujer With extensive tattoos, 40 lymph nodes were removed because a positron emission tomography (PET-CT) scan mistakenly identified the migrated tattoo pigment as malignant cells.

Tattoos with Red Ink Uroboros circular snake that bites its tail on the shoulder blade
Uroboros Red Ink Tattoos snake circular biting tail on shoulder blade
Tattoos with Red Ink Ornaments and letters HMC
Tattoos with Red Ink Ornaments and letters HMC

The brightest red pigments include toxic metals such as cadmium or  mercury . Fortunately, the red pigment of mercury sulfide, called cinnabar, is largely excluded from ink formulations. Cadmium Red (CdSe) is still in use and can cause redness, itching, peeling, and other problems.

Tattoos with red ink phoenix bird on arm combined with orange
Phoenix bird tattoos with red ink on arm conbinado with orange
Tattoos with Red Ink Heart on Shoulderplate with beautiful flowers
Tattoos with Red Ink Heart on Shoulderplate with beautiful flowers

Organic pigments cause fewer reactions than metallic reds. These include azo pigments such as Solvent Red 1. Solvent Red 1 does not cause as many problems as reds with iron, cadmium, or mercury, but it can degrade o- anisidine, a potential carcinogen. Decay occurs over time from exposure to ultraviolet light (sunlight, tanning beds, or other sources) or bacteria. Azo pigments like Red Solvent 1 also degrade when the tattoo is laser removed.

Realistic Heart Red Ink Tattoos on Calf
Red Ink Realistic Heart Tattoos in Calf
Tattoos with Red Ink Dragon with inscription Fear is a train of thought Fear is a line of thought on the forearm
Tattoos with Red Ink Dragon with inscription Fear is a train of thought Fear is a line of thought in forearm
Tattoos with Red Ink Small Dragon on Forearm
Tattoos with Red Ink Small Dragon on Forearm
Tattoos with Red Ink in the middle of the back snake with red rose
Tattoos with Red Ink in the middle of the back snake with red rose

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Red Ink Tattoos Red flowers with black snake tangled on forearm and wrist
Red Ink Tattoos Red flowers with black snake tangled on forearm and wrist

While red ink is well known for causing hypersensitivity reactions, there are other colors that can be produced when red ink is mixed. The more dilute the pigment is (for example, orange or pink), the less likely a reaction of the red component will occurBut the risk is still there.

Red Ink Tattoos Beautiful Symmetrical Mandala
Red Ink Tattoos Beautiful Symmetrical Mandala
Tattoos with Red Ink Letters and ornaments on forearm and wrist
Tattoos with Red Ink Letters and ornaments on forearm and wrist
Tattoos with Red Ink Butterfly on Arm
Tattoos with Red Ink Butterfly on Arm
Tattoos with Red Ink Word Always Simpre on forearm cursive letter
Tattoos with Red Ink Word Always Simpre on forearm letter Cursive
Tattoos with Red Ink Word Pleasure Pleasure on arm
Tattoos with Red Ink Word Pleasure Pleasure on arm
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Tattoos with Red Ink Small Snake on the lower back in column

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Tattoos with red ink Koi fish with very long tail on man's arm biceps
Tattoos with Red Ink Koi Fish with very long tail on arm hombre biceps
Tattoos with Red Ink Koi Fish on Ribs
Tattoos with Red Ink Koi Fish on Ribs
Tattoos with Red Rose Ink and Knife on Woman's Thigh
Tattoos with Red Rose Ink and Knife on Woman's Thigh
Red Ink Tattoos Tangled Snakes on Upper Forearm
Red Ink Tattoos Tangled Snakes on Upper Forearm

Do you have any other type of allergies?

Most people Allergic to ink tattoos also suffer from allergies to other dyes found in food or clothing. If you have this kind of allergy, you can ask your tattooist do a preliminary test on how your skin will react to the paint you are going to use. However, it is possible that tests of this type do not always give one hundred percent correct results . Although the main reaction will be visible immediately, some side effects can take months to appear.

For those who have an adverse reaction only after a year, and this may be, there will be a characteristic reaction - itchy skin. There may also be a reaction to weather conditions. If you feel itchy at the tattoo site in hot weather, it could be due to an allergy to the ink when heated .

There are medications that can help you get rid of unpleasant allergic reactions to ink shortly after getting a tattoo. They are usually antibiotic ointments or hydrocortisone , and you can also try anti-itch creams and cold compresses. If symptoms persist within a week or so, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist .

Tattoos with red ink cut skin type
Tattoos with red ink cut skin type
Tribal Red Ink Tattoos Combined with Geometric Patterns in black full sleeve man
Tribal Red Ink Tattoos Combined with Geometric Patterns in black full sleeve man
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102 Tattoos with Red Ink Beautiful Heart made of flowers mariposa inside perfectly symmetrical
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76 Tattoos with Red Ink Butterflies on the Hands many with points
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58 Tattoos with Red Ink Butterfly with a body made of hearts, stars and month in arm
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56 Tattoos with Red Ink Floral motif with butterflies and inscription No Rain No Flowes in thigh and knee

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49 Sun Red Ink Tattoos
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42 Tattoos with Red Ink Word Karma below the neck on the front of the chest
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