August 2017

Tattooed Skin Sweats Differently

Tattooed Skin Sweats Differently

In a small, first-known study to document changes in the sweating function associated with tattooing led by Alma College in Michigan, researchers found that tattooed skin generated about half the amount of sweat as non-tattooed skin. They also found the sweat had a different composition, "containing about twice as much sodium as the non-tattooed side.

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