Study: Tattoos Increase Risk of Developing Lymphoma by 21%

Source: People

“Getting a tattoo, regardless of size, increases the risk of developing lymphoma by 21%, according to a new study. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden analyzed 11,905 participants — 2,938 of whom had lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, between ages 20 and 60. Participants who had lymphoma and participants who were part of the control group completed a questionnaire about tattoos. The study — published May 21 in eClinicalMedicine — found that the risk of developing lymphoma was 21% higher among those who were tattooed. The risk of lymphoma was also highest in individuals who had their first tattoo less than two years prior.” (05/27/24)