Been reading a bit about the link between tattoos and auto immune diseases.
I have one tattoo, taken 1998, a year before getting symptomatic. Well it might a coincidence as my immune system was compromised already as I had another condition going on from 1993 (which I just found out). So maybe the tattoo did not trigger anything, but I wonder if possible mercury could have worsened things. My tattoo is not big but main color was red which apparently contains mercury. Of course after all these years colors not so bright anymore.
Would removing tattoo at this point make any difference ? Does the heavy metals vanish during the years , does the ink contain less heavy metals?
I do not know if I have a build up any heavy metal in my body as I don't have money to test it. Just wondering if the tattoo could still sort of leak heavy metals.