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
Posted by Creegan from IP: 220.127.116.11 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.
Posted by Callous from IP: 18.104.22.168 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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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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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.
Posted by Richard from IP: 22.214.171.124 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!