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Interview with John Swierk: The Photochemistry of Tattoos
31st March 2021 • Reinventing the Tattoo Podcast • Guy Aitchison
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Why does light cause tattoos to fade? John Swierk, Asst. Professor of Chemistry at Binghampton University is currently investigating the composition of commercial tattoo inks as well as the underlying photochemistry to understand how light causes tattoos to change and what underlying risks to human health those changes might generate. 

Information about commercial tattoo ink compositions can be found at www.whatsinmyink.com.

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