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HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF TATTOO INKS AND PMU COLORANTS

PICTURE PROMOTING TATTOO INK WEBINAR 13 JANUARY 2022THURSDAY 13 JANUARY

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Eleni Andreou  School of Health and Care Sciences, Greece 

SYNOPSIS

There is historic evidence that tattoo application dates back more than 30,000 years. Inks used for the ancient tattoos was a mixture of charcoal, ash and other materials that could be found in nature. As time passed the development of ink chemistry changed and more complex recipes for ink were invented based on the ancient ones. Today tattoo ink consists of pigment and carrier. Pigments can have heavy metals and metal oxides like mercury, lead, cadmium, ferrocyanide and others. The carrier is usually ethyl alcohol or glycerin. They are manufactured in a wide range of colours, which can be further mixed to produce any shade. Tattoo inks with a different chemical composition can be used on areas of the face as permanent make-up. Today there are severe restrictions for the use of some dangerous substances in tattoo inks and legislation has become very strict worldwide because human health is more important than a beautiful tattoo somewhere on the body.

PLUS

LCF Student Presentations from Stefanie Naseem & Rita Santos Maia Da Silva 

BIOGRAPHY

picture of Andreou Eleni Andreou Eleni is an Aesthetician, Cosmetologist and PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Western Attica, and a member of a laboratory entitled ‘Laboratory of Dermatology - Aesthetics - Laser Applications’, sector of Aesthetics and Cosmetology. She has two MSc qualifications from the School of Medicine at The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She was a Laboratory Assistant at the Department of Aesthetics and Cosmetology of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens from 2010-2018 before becoming an academic scholar at the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Direction of Aesthetics and Cosmetology at the University of West Attica. She is a certified teacher from School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE) and has worked as a teacher in the field of aesthetics and cosmetology since 2008. She also works as an aesthetician and PMU professional at her own aesthetics centre.

Time 6pm


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