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tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by blushingfox on 08/25/05
Maui

Has anyone ever heard of tattooing with real gold instead of ink, do you know if it's possible? We would love to have simple gold designs tattooed in a band around the finger as our wedding rings.



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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by kristenusry@yahoo.com on 08/26/05

Um...just a thought here, I'm no doctor, but I would think that injecting metal into your skin might be a little dangerous. I think you might want to do a little research on that one.


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by TattooTroy on 08/29/05
USA

Agreed. I also am no doctor, but sounds very dangerous. Besides, in order to get the gold tattooed in your skin. HHHmmmm...How do we make metal into liquid? Lots of heat. Im sur ethat would be very painful


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by Creegan from IP: 207.69.137.12 on 06/20/06
USA

I have done a little research on this and one idea is that gold is soft but but if you freeze it to a very low temperature then it will become brittle and then you have a machine that can grind/shave I don't no exactly how it work but it transforms softer metals to a powder for industry purposes I am still trying to find one. but after you have the powder then you just add the same liquids that you would add to get regular tattoo ink.


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by B.Murphy from IP: 24.238.90.45 on 06/20/06
p.a

definetly not.


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by pin coushin from IP: 12.217.21.169 on 06/20/06
iowa

mmmm cant be to far fetched cuz if i remember right original tattoo ink did contain iron right?? thats why ppl with really old tattoos cant get MRI's or CAT scans.


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by Callous from IP: 209.165.189.18 on 06/20/06

They use a gold and silver power in some electroplating process. It’s a fine powder almost like talcum. It can be mixed into a slurry but remember gold and silver are heavey metals. Especially Gold. Could get a heavy metal poisoning from it.


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by taz@paintedangel.com from IP: 207.192.207.158 on 06/20/06
Painted Angel Studios

Oh COOL!!

why don't ya try it out and let us know how it works?

I'm just kidding there kiddo!

No not feasable


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by Cactus Al from IP: 65.175.1.166 on 06/20/06

Um, what if ya get divorced? Not that you would, of course, ever, ya lovebirds (Just nobody understands, do they?) But let's say you did. Then what?


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by tcephoto@msn.com from IP: 65.54.98.101 on 06/21/06

OHH AAL, You know this one already!!!! This is your signature line...........

I agree that it's unfathomable that divorce would ever enter into such a sacred institution. I've shot I don't know how many weddings, and only three of the couples that I can remember are still married. No kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TCE


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by taz@paintedangel.com from IP: 207.192.207.158 on 06/21/06
Painted Angel Studios

Hey don't knock the sacred institution of marraige...I must like it...I've been married 5 times!!!


Well they break easy!!


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by tcephoto@msn.com from IP: 65.54.98.101 on 06/21/06

I think that's the SCARED institution of marriage. I'm scared of it. At least there's no limit on the number of times YOU can do it to yourself, unless of course, you're gay. Oh,,,,,, there I go again, stirring up shit,,,,,,,,,,,Doh!!

What this has to do with tattoos..........Fuck, I don't know.

TCE


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by taz@paintedangel.com from IP: 207.192.207.158 on 06/21/06
Painted Angel Studios

Thats why this forum is so neato spiffy!...Our lord and master (GABE) doen't mind if we venture off the beaten track...hell he even STARTS the shit sometimes...thats what makes TattooNOW TattooNOW....the freedom to talk about any fuggin thing we want!!!

Lets all bow our heads in a moment of silence for our fearless leader

naw...fuck him...lets argue about somethin!!!...T


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by tcephoto@msn.com from IP: 65.54.98.101 on 06/21/06

Okay, what can we argue about? Dogs VS Cats?


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by theval from IP: 65.11.87.38 on 06/21/06
i dunno

Nah..

How about wallabys vs. chihauhas..


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by tcephoto@msn.com from IP: 65.54.98.101 on 06/21/06

How about pet alligators vs. pet chihuahua's? That's more my speed.

TCE


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by tcephoto@msn.com from IP: 65.54.98.101 on 06/21/06

Chiwa,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,chiju...............chiha................WTF!?! How did you spell that?


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by theval from IP: 65.11.87.38 on 06/21/06
i dunno

Duck billed platypus vs. chihuahua?


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by theval from IP: 65.11.87.38 on 06/21/06
i dunno

I don't know.


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by taz@paintedangel.com from IP: 207.192.207.158 on 06/21/06
Painted Angel Studios

TAz vs TAzettes?


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by theval from IP: 65.11.87.38 on 06/21/06
i dunno

Snuffelufugus vs. Spiderman


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by somebodyonline45453@yahoo.com from IP: 75.111.35.205 on 02/20/08

ummm.... i hope you guys know that almost all colored tattoo inks contain heavy metals... unless of course you get one that is purely made with synthetic material, in that case you would be injecting plastics into your body.

out of lead, cobalt, chromium, etc.... i think gold would be much safer.
some people even eat gold for theraputic reasons. but i have never heard of anybody eating lead for any health benifiet.


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RE:tattoo wedding bands in Gold

Posted by Richard from IP: 64.12.116.65 on 06/10/08
Boston

OK...firstly, gold IS NOT A HEAVY METAL. In reality, there are no such thing as heavy metals. Heavy metals are an ill-defined group of metals, metalloids, transition metals, actinides, and lanthanides.

Some of these elements are essential for human survival...e.g. Iron, cobalt, copper, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc. Others like plutonium, arsenic, mercury, and lead are fatal if sufficient quantities are ingested.

OK...gold in and on the human body is very cool. Gold is non-reactive in the human body...unless it contains a lot of copper...so pure gold is perfectly fine in your teeth and surgical implants. Gold has issues, it is soft, malleable, and ductile. Other metals are added to make it more durable.

Sintered gold in the micron or near micron range mixed in a slurry would make a fine tattoo pigment. As long as it was pure and as long as the particles were so small that if they traveled, they would not occlude veins and capillaries.

OK..gold under the skin? Not sure what it would look like. Gold makes human spend silly because of its luster. Luster is a property of metal but a product of reflected light. The colors we see in a tattoo...or anything else...is a matter of ratios of reflected and absorbed light. Under the skin, the amount of ambient light to be reflected is greatly diffused. No luster in the dim light of the 4th layer of skin. Gold would likely appear a pale mustard color.

Silver tattoos. That isn't going to happen. Metallic silver would begin combining with oxides, sulfides, nitrates, and other free radicals in the body. It would turn black and very toxic in a matter of hours. Silver inks would have to be finely sintered metals that are non-reactive....titanium, stainless steel, and some pricey alloys. But again, they wont be shiny under the skin and would likely appear as a light gray.

To make metallic inks look metallic, it would have to be placed close to the surface of the skin where ordinary friction with clothing and natural sloughing would rid in a matter of weeks.

I am looking for a surrogate for metals to use as a tattoo ink to use on my g/f who is 75% of the way to a 100% bodysuit. I have found nothing so far...but continue to look

Anyone ever hear of bucky balls? (buckminsterfullerene) It is a 60 carbon chain in a soccerball configuration...I am thinking this might look a bit like sparkly diamonds under the skin.

Heavy metals in tattoo inks? NUH UH. White = titanium or magmesium...very light metals. Red? non-reactive forms of mercury in the old days...now just a colored particle. Green..non-reactive copper in small small quantities. Blue is cobalt..black was lampblack long ago...I am guessing it is carbonblack now.

All toxics have been removed as a matter of practice as the FDA does not regulate tattoo inks and the industry thought it best not to poison the clients.

Oh...wedding bands in gold? I am a divorce attorney with a degree in biochemistry...gotta figure that headline had to catch my attention!

All the best,

Richard


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