I'm curious as to what PMG thinks of all this... Considering she's just getting into the industry herself.
OMG Is what I think.
In skool in more than a few classes we went over different kinds of paint and the toxic-ity of it. Some paints & colors are more toxic than others, Flourescenct (sp) colors are really toxic. It has to do with their chemical makeup to be able to reflect color.
Most pigments are set up so absorb, kinda like this (ignore the periods)
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Fluroescent (sp) have a pacticular chemical makeup so that light passes through & reflects like this
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It's really hard to get pigments to arrange like this, that's why fluroscent (sp again) paint has an odd texture (kinda slick and watery compared to regular acrylics)
... I dunno if that makes alota sense, But basically what I'm trying to say is that it's toxic
and then you have fabric paint, which is designed to withstand the chemicals & of the soap and the abuse of the washing machine.
Both are a kind of plastic. when dry they withstand water. but if you were to soak in water for a long period of time they start to break down (which is why you don't see alot of fabric painted shirts last an extremely long time. The repeated washing and movement causes the paint to crumble and flake off).
Chemicals, all chemicals, break down over time. House paint is only good for so many years & then you have to throw it away because it grows 'stale'. Pigments don't hold, & if you use it you won't get the results you want. and your paint was 13? God knows what kind of bacteria was loitering in that.
And you injected that into your skin.
I was wondering why it was bubbling like that!
OK Rizz, I do understand Yah, your body yada yada yada. But if was possible to do what you're trying to do, tattoo artists would be already all over it. The reason why they don't is cos it's not safe. If you're lucky the least of your worries will be a bad rash. Chemicals that are present in paint can affect an artist over time, they can settle in your liver, your brain, etc. and cause all kinds of fun problems that may not show right away or perhaps even 5 years from now. & this is though regular skin contact, not sucking on the bushes to clean them or anything assinine like that.
Now it's too late for you. I consider what you did poorly researched and executed. Any tattoo artist that knows anything about his craft wouldn't even dream of using that paint. I'm not even gonna go into the rest of the conditons. Was anything autoclaved? Did the guy who tattoo you bother to wear gloves? Did he keep an eye out for cross contamination? If he was using that paint I'd say he's probally not.
Now yah, your body. But the reason why Anth3m has his dander up is that you are advertising what you did. Which means that some other person may think to themselves "shit, he did it. and it looks all kewl and stuff, so mebe I can go and get mesself some paint and do it too". and fuck themselves up.
and they fuck themselves up.
and other people see them fucked up.
and people think 'shit, look how fucked up that tattoo is, tattooing must be bad." and they make their assumptions and it all goes downhill from there.
Tattooist are trying to improve their reputations. & jailhouse style tattoos with household paints sure as hell won't help.
I hope for your sake that you don't get too much trouble with what your did to yourself.
hah I don't think a tattoo can be responsible for a viral infection.
All that depends on your immune system.
People have been getting tattoos for thousands of years, some to help improve their health in some fashon. Of course there's no proof that it works in that way... But I think people would have noticed by now if it were to cause an increase of colds and flus and whatnot.
If anything it would affect the skin itsself (people sometimes alergic reactions to some pigments). Anth3m would know more about this than I do I imagine.
more toxic chemicals in paint can affect the nurological system. There is a theory that this is why Van Gogh and his contempoaries were a little crazy cos there was no precautions taken in how they painted (some oils, especially the reds, yellows, lead white, and cobalt blue especially, are extremely toxic.). & also, heavy metals settle in the liver, some artists can devlop trouble with that later on.
working around chemicals can be dangerous. Always take percautions.
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