We use only organic pigments, but most tattoo parlors use pigments that contain metals like mercury, arsenic, and other heavy metals that can react to the skin. Our Pigments are sterile when used, but reports by FDA investigators report contaminated pigments/inks are not uncommon along with infections such as the reaction shown in the web reference bloew
SMP pigment used can be the same or different than inks used for body tattoos. Not all SMP ink is the same. Each clinic has their own proprietary ink. In other words, it is not the same. Thus, the results are not the same.