In the experiment, when macrophages died after exposure to toxins, they released their ink levels, which were acquired by other immune cells in the surrounding tissue – and some newborn cells. out.
The team explained in their paper that this handover system could “go through successive cycles of catching – releasing – regaining without making the tattoo disappear”.
As Peter Hess of Inverse describes it as a cell exchange process – “a transitional immune system” – makes your tattoo where you want it to be, even if you have long changed your mind. I don’t want to save it anymore.