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Does ink harm the skin?

Well, my kids came upstairs from the basement with "tattoos" on their arms and legs. They started out playing beauty parlor and it ended up being a tattoo parlor.  (sigh-roll eyes ;) Don't ya just love kids! lol
I told them not to do that anymore and they asked me why.  Thinking about it, I didn't know why.  I told them that it's bad for their skin and writing and coloring is for paper and color books.  But is that true?  Will it hurt the skin?  I guess I told them that because that is what my mom always told me. But what is the harm with letting them do it?  I would never let them when we are about to go someplace of before school.  But at home, just playing, is it a bad idea?  Is ink bad for their skin?

I was actually told by my grandmother, is if you are a girl and draw on your skin your eggs will be filled with ink and you won't have a normal baby, and it you are a boy, your sperm will fill with ink and won't have a normal baby.  LOL
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LOL no i am sure its fine. My 4 yo stepson has thomas the train tats. as long as they arent INGESTING it it should be fine. LOL@ur grandma =P
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i lived with all the writing i went through growing up (plus an at home real tat from jr high lol dont ask).  my son however came home from school and his teacher told them tha tthe ink would be absorbed into their bloodstream.  i think unless its a daily occurance no problem.  just the extra work scrubbing it off lol.  very artistic kids!
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