The Colors of Bones
Bones are large reservoirs of minerals within the human body. They store important minerals that the human body needs and are able to release these minerals into the human body when needed, through large pores. Therefore, bones can in fact be thought of as living, since they work to harvest and store minerals from within the human body, and release them when the body truly needs these materials. These large pores through which the bones collect or release the minerals back into the human body can also collect or contain various colour pigments.
There are two ways in which to colour bones. The first technique revolves around the pores of the bones. The pores of the bones can act as a sponge and can easily absorb colours, in a similar way to which the bones collect minerals out of the human body. The second technique involves applying chemicals to the bones, which reacts with composition of the bones and the minerals within. Using specific chemicals will yield specific colours. One can alternatively also use both techniques in combination.