New findings suggest extensive tattoos could increase a person's risk of heat-related injury by impairing the skin's ability to cool itself through sweat

Do tattoos impair the skin’s ability to sweat? Despite the global ubiquitousness of tattoos this question has received surprisingly little research attention. A new, first-of-its-kind study is suggesting inking skin may damage sweat glands and reduce the body’s ability to rapidly cool itself.

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