Freedom-2 Tattoo Ink
The new, removable tattoo ink.
Freedom-2 tattoo ink brings buzz to what has, for a long time, been an art form associated with subcultures and deviants. Now, this unexpected fusion of medical science and creative expression has everyone in an uproar.
How It Works
Of course, asking for a permanent etching on your person is bound to come with its share of downsides. But now, Freedom-2 tattoo ink is aiming to ease two of your biggest fears.
The FDA does not regulate the tools and inks used to tattoo with, which means that there are quite a few nasty things found in those innocent looking colors, including carcinogenic carbon black, among various other toxins. Customers often find themselves the victims of allergic reactions, most often to red inks, but also to orange, yellow, purple and others. This can lead to unsightly scarring, falling out of color and dangerous infections.
Freedom-2's line of inks are made with all natural pigments (such as beta-carotene and iron oxide), stored in transparent, biocompatible capsules. These polymer beads full of color rest just below the skin, in the dermis, at the same level as and are applied in the same manner as traditional tattoos.
When one tires of that tribal scrawl around their bicep, or that rainbow butterfly across their lower back, removal is much less painful and costly than current methods (which include dermabrasion and skin removal).
The tattoo is exposed to a laser (like those already used in tattoo and hair removal), whose intense light and heat break the polymer capsules, releasing the dyes contained within out into the body. Because only biocompatible, organic materials are used, the body is able to absorb, break down and expose of the pigments quickly and harmlessly, without leaving so much as a scar.
President and CEO of Freedom-2, Martin Schmieg, sports the world's first removable tattoo.
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