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Carnelian is my favorite stone at the moment and I've grown very attached to my current stone.

I was wondering if there were any health hazards in mixing Carnelian and tattoo ink? I know Carnelian is comprised of Iron Oxide, but am not sure whether or not it will cause my skin to inflame or reject the powder over time.


Dear C,
I must share the standard disclaimer that I am not a doctor and cannot give out medical advice. Crystals for healing should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care.

I would recommend against doing this.
1. You can not guarantee that there are no harmful or toxic inclusions in the crystal. This is in my opinion taking a chance on serious health issues.
2. It would be the same as having rocks or gravel under the skin that can become infected.

I do not recommend this course of action.

Roslyn Bohanan
Master Crystal Healer

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Posted on August 11, 2011
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