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Ink stuck inside the skin while piercing the ear. Is it toxic?

My friend was peircing my ear and put permanent marker for the dot first i took the earin out and there is black ink stuck inside my earlobe . I tried washing it and it wont come out. I believe it is under the skin because the earing he has now closed up. Im concerned because i know marker is toxic. If i cant get this ink out will i be harmed?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon. On the basis of the information provided I would suggest you to wait for some time. It will clear out gradually. A wait period of 3 to 6 months will be appropriate. I do not see any major problem with it even in the long run. However I would suggest you for a ENT consultation for the correct diagnosis

I hope this answers your concerns. Feel free to contact me if you require more information about it
with regards
Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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