Tattoos disrupt the body's thermoregulation. This is the conclusion reached by scientists from Southern Methodist University, conducting the world's first experiment of this kind.
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To participate in the experiment, 10 volunteers were invited who had tattoos measuring at least 5.6 square centimeters, located on the shoulder or forearm. They wore a specially designed suit with a lining in the form of tubes, after which they pumped hot water through the vessels for about 30 minutes to induce active perspiration in the subjects. At the same time, experts evaluated the amount of sweat and the temperature of skin areas with and without drawings.
In both areas, sweat began to be released simultaneously. This suggests that the tattoo equipment does not affect the transmission of neural signals that trigger the process of thermoregulation. At the same time, the intensity of secretion in the area of the drawings was much lower, and the sweat itself was saltier. Experts concluded that the sweat glands are damaged when the needles are applied under the skin. The degree of sweating disorder depends on the area of the body covered with tattoos. The larger it is, the more dangerous the consequences for the body can be.
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