After a bit of reading I've discovered that tattoo ink is not just oil paint
the majority of ink recipes tattoo artists use have trace amounts (or more) of metals in them.
I recently read...I'm going to just quote it, "during chi kung practice any metal on your person can take on an electric charge, absorbing energy that would otherwise move through your body."
this is from a book called "Mysteries of the Life Force" by Peter Meech, he was quoting his qigong master Dr. Chow from Toronto, Canada
Any thoughts on this? I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately (been thinking of getting one, possibly more in future) but with my limited knowledge of qi development and circulation or qigong in general
I can only come up with limited conclusions.
if metals do have any affect on your qi or its development, a small tattoo wouldn't do much would it?
how about big tattos? or a bunch of them?
could location be a factor? on the fingers, hands or forearms (major qi channels) for instance
I know this is not the most natural thing to do to your body (puncturing your skin and inserting ink into it) so I'm sure there won't be a natural response from the body. But what the hey, I think it will still be a good informative discussion