About 9 years ago my mom had a mild to severe stroke in which while she was being transported to the hospital she was allegedly leaking a blue-liquid from the skin, which could be wiped off. I know ...
Check out this story. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081212/hl_nm/us_heart_gene
When was the last time you saw an Amish buggy going through a McDonald's drive thru ?
How do tattoos stay, if we grow a complete new skin every 3 months?
Since our bodies are constantly renewing themselves our skin is never more than 3 or 4 months old. Where is the ink? Additional Details sorry folks but acccording to science we none of our skin cells are more than 4 months or so old, even the deepest layers. We also grow a complete new skeleton in about the same time as the skin. We have completely new eyes every six weeks and a new stomach lining every 4 days. 98% of our body is less than a year old.
My wife suggested that maybe the skin cells reproduce around the ink molecules. It's not like the skin and ink have merged molecularly, they are still seperate. Maybe she has the best answer.
Tattoo ink is embedded into the 2nd layer of skin which is much deeper than the top surface layers which are shed.
we change our whole skin in 3 or four months!!!! what are we snakes??
I would assume that they would put the ink a little below the renewable skin... thats a good question, though...
the tattoo is deeper in the skin than the bits that grow and renew all the time.
the needle penetrates into the layer of skin underneath the dead cell layer which replicates, so the ink of the tatoos lies underneath this layer which remains so it stays, thats why hena tatoos fade because they only go on the top layer which is the dead cell layer which flakes off