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    Cutaneous Complications Related to Tattoos: 31 Cases from Finland.
    Dermatology 2017 Apr 26. Epub 2017 Apr 26.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.
    Background: Cutaneous complications related to permanent tattoos affect 2-30% of those patients who have tattooed their skin. Little is known about the cases of tattoo complications in Finland.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to conduct a retrospective review of a series of Finnish patients with cutaneous tattoo reactions. Read More

    Temporary Black Henna Tattoos and Sensitization to para-Phenylenediamine (PPD): Two Paediatric Case Reports and a Review of the Literature.
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017 Apr 14;14(4). Epub 2017 Apr 14.
    Pediatric Clinic, Università degli Studi di Perugia, 06129 Perugia, Italy.
    Background: The use of temporary henna tattoos has increased dramatically in recent years, especially in children and adolescents. To obtain a darker colour and prolong the life of the tattoo, red henna, a plant-derived substance, is typically added to para-phenylenediamine (PPD). The mixture is called temporary black henna tattoo (TBHT). Read More

    Hypersensitivity reactions due to black henna tattoos and their components: are the clinical pictures related to the immune pathomechanism?
    Clin Mol Allergy 2017 10;15. Epub 2017 Apr 10.
    Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University of Bari Medical School, Bari, Italy.
    Hypersensitivity to para-phenylenediamine (PPD) and related compounds induced by temporary black henna tattoos has become a serious health problem worldwide. Different patterns of sensitization with various clinical aspects are described in literature due to PPD associated to henna tattoo and these manifestations are likely correlated with the immunological and dermatological pathomechanisms involved. Henna is the Persian name of the plant Lawsonia inermis, Fam. Read More

    Influence of internet exposure on sexual behaviour of young persons in an urban district of Southwest Nigeria.
    Pan Afr Med J 2016 30;25:261. Epub 2016 Dec 30.
    Department of Health Promotion and Education, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
    Introduction: The proportion of young people exposed to pornographic materials through the internet in Nigeria is increasing. However, the influence of the exposure on their sexual behaviour has not been fully explored. This study therefore explored the effects of internet exposure on the sexual behaviour of young persons in Ibadan North Local Government Area of southwest Nigeria. Read More

    Individual Risk and Prevention of Complications: Doctors' Advice to Persons Wishing a New Tattoo.
    Curr Probl Dermatol 2017 10;52:18-29. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
    The 'Tattoo Clinic', Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Doctors who are consulted about health and tattoo risks have an important role in the prevention of an individual's tattoo complications. Tattooing is a tremendous exposure of the human body to needle operation, particles, and chemicals. The risk is related to a person's health condition, level of insight, decision-making, and to the operation of tattooing, tattoo inks and utensils, tattoo parlour, and the aftercare. Read More

    Surgical Treatment of Tattoo Complications.
    Curr Probl Dermatol 2017 13;52:82-93. Epub 2017 Mar 13.
    With a continuing increase in the number of tattoos performed worldwide, the need to treat tattoo complications is growing. Earlier treatments of chronic inflammatory tattoo reactions were dominated by a medical approach, or with no active intervention. In this chapter, we will address modern surgical approaches applied to situations when medical treatment is inefficient and lasers are not applicable. Read More

    Atlas of Illustrative Cases of Tattoo Complications.
    Curr Probl Dermatol 2017 10;52:139-229. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
    The 'Tattoo Clinic', Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Tattoos, and tattoo complications as well, are colorful and visually flashy. A clinical outlook provides important clues to diagnosis by pattern recognition. This atlas,which is a report of 79 case illustrations, is made as a practical tool and vade mecum for the clinician. Read More

    Guide to Treatment of Tattoo Complications and Tattoo Removal.
    Curr Probl Dermatol 2017 10;52:132-138. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
    Clinicians in the fields of general medicine, dermatology, and plastic surgery are in their work now and then confronted with tattoo complications. Recognizing the rather few important diagnostic groups and urgencies, the medical 'decision tree' of treatment becomes quite simple. Acute conditions are dominated by bacterial infections needing antibiotic treatment. Read More

    From Technique of Tattooing to Biokinetics and Toxicology of Injected Tattoo Ink Particles and Chemicals.
    Curr Probl Dermatol 2017 10;52:1-17. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
    The 'Tattoo Clinic', Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Tattoo colourants are colourful nano- and microparticles, which are practically insoluble and thus permanent once installed in the dermis by the tattooist. Tattoo ink also has soluble ingredients and contaminants. Pigments can distribute via the lymph and possibly also directly to the blood, and a minute fraction may over time undergo metabolic breakdown and as hapten(s) induce allergic reactions of red tattoos. Read More

    Diagnostic Tools for Doctors' Evaluation of Tattoo Complications.
    Curr Probl Dermatol 2017 13;52:42-57. Epub 2017 Mar 13.
    The 'Tattoo Clinic', Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Diagnosis of tattoo complications is a multi-facetted field since many clinical entities and disease mechanisms are represented. Infections, allergies, and pigment foreign body reactions with granuloma are the major groups. The clinician needs a structured approach to diagnosis and an armamentarium of standard tests. Read More

    Medical Treatment of Tattoo Complications.
    Curr Probl Dermatol 2017 10;52:74-81. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
    The 'Tattoo Clinic', Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Tattooing is a skin trauma and involves a special vulnus punctatum (with inserted tattoo ink, a vulnus venenatum), which should heal with no infection and no local complication. Local treatment in the healing phase ideally builds on the 'moist wound' principle using plastic film, hydrocolloids, silver dressing, and compression. Bacterial infections during healing are treated with oral antibiotics, and a list of first-line antibiotics is proposed. Read More

    How to Diagnose and Classify Tattoo Complications in the Clinic: A System of Distinctive Patterns.
    Curr Probl Dermatol 2017 10;52:58-73. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
    The 'Tattoo Clinic', Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Tattoo complications represent a broad spectrum of clinical entities and disease mechanisms. Infections are known, but chronic inflammatory reactions have hitherto been inconsistently reported and given many interpretations and terms. A clinical classification system of distinct patterns with emphasis on inflammatory tattoo reactions is introduced. Read More

    Removal of Tattoos by Q-Switched Nanosecond Lasers.
    Curr Probl Dermatol 2017 10;52:105-112. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
    Department of Dermatology, Klinikum Darmstadt, Darmstadt, and Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany.
    Tattoo removal by Q-switched nanosecond laser devices is generally a safe and effective method, albeit a time-consuming one. Despite the newest developments in laser treatment, it is still not possible to remove every tattoo completely and without complications. Incomplete removal remains one of the most common challenges. Read More

    Looking beyond the cosmetic tattoo lesion near the eyebrow: Screening the lungs.
    J Postgrad Med 2017 Apr-Jun;63(2):132-134
    Department of Orthodontics, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Cosmetic tattooing has become a risk factor for several adverse reactions related to inks, procedures, and associated clinical conditions. Development of a sarcoid reaction to the inserted tattoo pigment in the skin is not common. We report a 45 year-old patient with history of dyspnea and mild cough since two years who had subsequently developed reddish, scaly lesions in her 15-year old tattoo done near her right eyebrow. Read More

    Papulo-Nodular Reactions in Black Tattoos as Markers of Sarcoidosis: Study of 92 Tattoo Reactions from a Hospital Material.
    Dermatology 2016 7;232(6):679-686. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
    Wound Healing Centre, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Background/aims: Sarcoidosis is, from historical data, suggested to be more prevalent among patients with tattoo reactions. We aimed to evaluate this association in a systematic study.

    Methods: This is a consecutive study of patients with tattoo complications, diagnosed in the "Tattoo Clinic" at Bispebjerg University Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 2008 to 2015, based on clinical assessment and histology. Read More

    Growing trend of tattooing and its complications in Nigeria.
    Int J Dermatol 2017 Jan 31. Epub 2017 Jan 31.
    Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
    Tattoo, a Polynesian word meaning 'to mark', is a form of body modification done by inserting indelible ink into the dermis to change its pigmentation. Tattoos are done for social, cultural, and religious purposes. It has been in existence since the 18th century and was associated with sailors, lower class individuals, and criminals. Read More

    Diffuse Urticarial Reaction Associated with Titanium Dioxide Following Laser Tattoo Removal Treatments.
    Photomed Laser Surg 2017 Mar 2;35(3):176-180. Epub 2017 Jan 2.
    2 Dermatology Residency, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) , San Antonio, Texas.
    Importance: Local and generalized allergic reactions following laser tattoo removal have been documented, but are rare. To our knowledge, this is the fourth documented case of widespread urticarial eruptions following laser tattoo removal treatment. Unlike previously documented cases, this patient's reaction was found to be associated with titanium dioxide within the tattoo and her symptoms were recalcitrant to medical therapy. Read More

    Classification of Tattoo Complications in a Hospital Material of 493 Adverse Events.
    Dermatology 2016 15;232(6):668-678. Epub 2016 Dec 15.
    "Tattoo Clinic" at the Department of Dermatology, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Background/aims: Tattooing is a global trend. Clinical knowledge of complications is based on case reports collected over a century. Larger cohorts reflecting complications associated with contemporary trends are lacking. Read More

    Simulation of laser-tattoo pigment interaction in a tissue-mimicking phantom using Q-switched and long-pulsed lasers.
    Skin Res Technol 2016 Nov 20. Epub 2016 Nov 20.
    Department of Dermatology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
    Background: Laser therapy is the treatment of choice in tattoo removal. However, the precise mechanisms of laser-tattoo pigment interactions remain to be evaluated.

    Methods: We evaluated the geometric patterns of laser-tattoo pigment particle interactions using a tattoo pigment-embedded tissue-mimicking (TM) phantom. Read More

    Severe Neck and Face Edema in an Adolescent-Delayed Hypersensitivity Reaction to Hair Dye.
    Pediatr Emerg Care 2016 Oct 4. Epub 2016 Oct 4.
    From the *Department of Pediatric Allergy and †Department of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Dokuz Eylul University Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
    Allergic contact reactions to hair dyes arise mostly due to sensitization to para-phenylenediamine (PPD). Para-phenylenediamine, a derivative of p-nitroanaline, is widely used as an oxydizable hair dye and is also found in black henna tattoo. Subsequent exposure to PPD may lead to delayed type IV hypersensitivity reaction manifesting as acute contact dermatitis. Read More

    Is blue dye still required during sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer?
    Ecancermedicalscience 2016 19;10:674. Epub 2016 Sep 19.
    Division of Cancer Studies, King's College London, Guy's Hospital Campus, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT, UK; Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT, UK.
    Background: In early breast cancer, the optimal technique for sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is the combined technique (radioisotope and Patent Blue V) which achieves high identification rates. Despite this, many centres have decided to stop using blue dye due to blue-dye-related complications (tattoo, anaphylaxis). We evaluated the SLNB identification rate using the combined technique with and without Patent Blue V and the blue-dye-related complication rates. Read More

    Tinea on a Tattoo.
    Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2016 Aug;24(3):223-4
    Marius Irimie, MD, 40, Zizinului Street, Bl. 31, Sc. C, Ap. 2, 500414, Brasov, Romania;
    In the last twenty years, the prevalence of individuals with tattoos in the general population has increased in Europe (1) as well as in Australia (2) and the United States of America (3). A series of complications such as acute inflammatory reactions, allergic contact dermatitis (4,5), photoinduced, lichenoid, and granulomatous reactions (6, 7), pseudolymphoma (8), pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia (9), skin infections (6), and skin cancers (10) may occur on tattoos. Infectious complications on tattoos include bacterial infections (pyoderma, leprosy, syphilis, cutaneous tuberculosis, mycobacteriosis) (11-14), viral infections (molluscum contagiosum, warts, herpes simplex, hepatitis B and C) (15-17), and fungal infections (sporotrichosis, dermatophytosis) (18,19). Read More

    A Case of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Developing Within a Red-Ink Tattoo.
    J Cutan Med Surg 2017 Jan/Feb;21(1):61-63. Epub 2016 Sep 22.
    1 Dermatology Department, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK.
    Cutaneous reactions to tattoos are well reported and include allergic reactions, infections, and foreign body granuloma or may be a presenting sign of sarcoidosis. There have been very few reported cases of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arising in tattoo-treated skin. We report a case of SCC arising within a red-ink tattoo and discuss the potential the role of chronic low-grade inflammation in pathogenesis. Read More

    Cosmetic tattoo pigment reaction.
    Dermatol Online J 2016 Jul 15;22(7). Epub 2016 Jul 15.
    School of Medicine.
    BackgroundCutaneous reactions to tattoos are most commonly granulomatous or lichenoid.PurposeWe describe a woman who developed a lymphocytic reaction following a cosmetic tattoo procedure with black dye. The reaction occurred not only at the site of the tattoos (eyebrows and eyelash lines), but also in non-tattooed skin (bilateral malar cheeks). Read More

    Generalized eczematous reaction after fractional carbon dioxide laser therapy for tattoo allergy.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2016 Dec 13;18(8):456-458. Epub 2016 Oct 13.
    a Netherlands Institute for Pigment Disorders (SNIP), Department of Dermatology , Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam , Amsterdam , the Netherlands.
    Allergic tattoo reactions form a therapeutically difficult entity. Treatment with conventional quality-switched lasers does not completely remove the allergenic particles and may lead to generalized hypersensitivity reactions. Recently, ablative fractional laser therapy was introduced as a treatment for allergic tattoo removal. Read More

    Skin Care in the Tattoo Parlor: A Survey of Tattoo Artists in New York City.
    Dermatology 2016 9;232(4):484-9. Epub 2016 Jun 9.
    Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y., USA.
    To understand the role that tattooists play in providing skin care advice, we conducted an online, survey-based study of 90 licensed tattooists in New York City. The survey asked tattooists about their exposure to adverse tattoo events, advising on tattoo removal/correction, behaviors regarding preexisting skin conditions and aftercare, confidence in addressing client questions about adverse events and preexisting conditions, and prior training about skin conditions related to tattoos. Most tattooists (92. Read More

    Squamous cell carcinoma in association with a red tattoo.
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2016 Jun;14(6):604-9
    Institute of Pathology, Georgius Agricola Foundation Ruhr, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.
    Background And Objectives: Although tattoos have become exceedingly popular in recent years, only few cases of severe reactions leading to malignant transformation have been reported in the literature. This stands in contrast to the virtually innumerable number of tattoos worldwide. The composition of tattoo dyes is highly variable, and even the same colors may contain different compounds. Read More

    [Extended abstractCutaneous Adverse Reactions to Tattoos].
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2016 ;160(0):A9808
    VU medisch centrum, afd. Dermatologie, Amsterdam.
    Introduction: Tattooing involves the introduction of exogenous pigment into the dermis. Worldwide, tattoos are one of the most popular forms of permanent body art. In the Netherlands, 8-10% of the population older than 12 years old has a tattoo. Read More

    [Tattoo skin reactions: Management and treatment algorithm].
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 2016 Jun-Jul;143(6-7):436-45. Epub 2016 May 12.
    Department of dermatology, university of Helsinki, skin and allergies hospital, Helsinki university central hospital, Meilahdentie 2, PO 160 00029, HUS, Finlande. Electronic address:
    So-called "allergic" reactions to ink or colouring agents constitute the main current complication associated with tattoos that lead individuals to consult. However, general practitioners are frequently at a loss about how to manage such complications. In order to assist clinicians in their daily practice, we propose an update of the modes of managing allergic reactions to tattoos, and we offer a therapeutic scale and a decision-making algorithm. Read More

    [Para-phenylenediamine allergic contact dermatitis due to henna tattoos in a child and adolescent population].
    An Pediatr (Barc) 2017 Mar 9;86(3):122-126. Epub 2016 May 9.
    Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Valencia, España.
    Introduction: Henna tattoos are a very common practice in the adolescent population. Henna is very often admixed with para-phenylenediamine (PPDA) to improve the appearance of the tattoo. PPDA is a potent allergen, and is a frequent cause of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Read More

    Cutaneous and systemic complications associated with tattooing.
    Presse Med 2016 Jun 6;45(6 Pt 1):567-76. Epub 2016 May 6.
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Central Hospital, dermatology, allergology and venereology, Meilahdentie 2, P.O. Box 160, FI-00029 HUS, Finland. Electronic address:
    Tattooing can result in a wide variety of complications, whose prevalence and incidence remain still unclear. Hypersensitivity reactions (or allergies) to tattoo pigments are currently the most common complication on a tattoo, however they are not predictable. Infections are nowadays directly related to the lack of asepsis and hygiene during the tattooing procedure or during the healing phase. Read More

    Allergic reactions in red tattoos: Raman spectroscopy for 'fingerprint' detection of chemical risk spectra in tattooed skin and culprit tattoo inks.
    Skin Res Technol 2016 Nov 14;22(4):460-469. Epub 2016 Mar 14.
    Department of Dermatology, The "Tattoo Clinic", Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of Raman spectroscopy as a screening technique for chemical characterisation of tattoo pigments in pathologic reacting tattoos and tattoo ink stock products to depict unsafe pigments and metabolites of pigments.

    Materials/methods: Twelve dermatome shave biopsies from allergic reactions in red tattoos were analysed with Raman spectroscopy (A 785-nm 300 mW diode laser). These were referenced to samples of 10 different standard tattoo ink stock products, three of these identified as the culprit inks used by the tattooist and thus by history the source of the allergy. Read More

    Patterns of Reactions to Red Pigment Tattoo and Treatment Methods.
    Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) 2016 Mar 14;6(1):13-23. Epub 2016 Mar 14.
    Dermatological Surgery and Laser Unit, St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH, UK.
    Tattoos are common and used extensively as either body art or cosmetic make-up; more rarely, they can be traumatic in nature. We have systemically analysed the literature for the patterns of red pigment tattoo reactions and their treatment options. Our search identified 18 articles; there was 1 non-randomised controlled trial, and the rest were small case studies. Read More

    The lady with the dragon tattoo.
    Ir J Med Sci 2017 Feb 9;186(1):157-160. Epub 2016 Mar 9.
    Department of Medicine, St Vincent's University Hospital and University College Dublin (UCD), Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland.
    Background: Though the skin is affected in sarcoidosis in about one-third of cases, granulomatous tattoo reactions are an unusual manifestation of the disease. It is important phenomenon to recognize, as it frequently leads to the diagnosis of systemic sarcoidosis.

    Case Presentation: A 35-year-old Caucasian female with multiple tattoos presented with a 5-week history of tenderness of the black dye in a tattoo depicting a dragon. Read More

    Medical Complications of Tattoos: A Comprehensive Review.
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2016 Apr;50(2):273-86
    Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California at Davis School of Medicine, 451 Health Sciences Drive, Suite 6510, Davis, CA, 95616, USA.
    Tattoos are defined as the introduction of exogenous pigments into the dermis in order to produce a permanent design. This process may occur unintentional or may be deliberately administered for cosmetic or medical reasons. Tattoos have been around for over 5000 years and over time have evolved to represent a common cosmetic practice worldwide. Read More

    Chemical research on red pigments after adverse reactions to tattoo.
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 2016 Mar;48(2):46-8
    Dermatology Unit, NESMOS Department, S. Andrea Hospital, University of Rome "Sapienza", Italy.
    Currently, the incidence of tattooing is on the rise compared to the past, especially among adolescents, and it leads to the urgency of monitoring the security status of tattooing centers, as well as to inform people about the risks of tattoo practice. In our clinical experience, 20% of tattooed patients presented adverse reactions, like allergic contact dermatitis, psoriasis with Koebner's phenomena and granulomatous reactions, with the latter most prevalent and most often related to red pigment. Adverse reactions to tattoo pigments, especially the red one, are well known and described in literature. Read More

    Complications of decorative tattoo.
    Clin Dermatol 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2):287-92. Epub 2015 Jul 11.
    Divisions of Dermatology and Dermatopathology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. Electronic address:
    Decorative tattoo is a popular practice that is generally safe when performed in the professional setting but can be associated with a variety of inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic complications, risks that may be increased with current trends in home tattooing. Modern tattoo inks contain azo dyes and are often of unknown composition and not currently regulated for content or purity. Biopsy of most (if not all) tattoo reactions presenting to the dermatologist is recommended, given recent clusters of nontuberculous mycobacterial infections occurring within tattoo, as well as associations between tattoo reactions and systemic diseases such as sarcoidosis. Read More

    Local hypertrichosis: A rare complication of a temporary henna tattoo.
    Turk J Pediatr 2016 ;58(4):413-414
    Department of Pediatrics, Haydarpasa Numune Education and Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
    Temporary henna tattoos have become increasingly widespread among children and young people, especially in holiday spots in recent years. Although reactions to henna tattoo are becoming progressively more common, only few cases of a henna pseudo-tattoo resulting in temporary hypertrichosis have been reported so far. Here, we have reported a 5-year-old girl who developed allergic contact dermatitis and localized hypertrichosis on her right arm after application of temporary henna tattoo during summer holiday. Read More

    Pseudoepitheliomatous Hyperplasia in a Red Pigment Tattoo: A Separate Entity or Hypertrophic Lichen Planus-like Reaction?
    J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2015 Dec;8(12):48-52
    Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, New York, New York.
    Red pigment tattoos are known to cause pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia in the skin, frequently simulating squamous cell carcinoma or keratoacanthoma. Herein, the authors present two additional cases of red pigment tattoo pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia in which they noted a lichenoid tissue reaction. They reviewed the previously published cases and observed a lichenoid reaction in the histopathological images similar to hypertrophic lichen planus. Read More

    Successful removal of hyperkeratotic-lichenoid reaction to red ink tattoo with preservation of the whole tattoo using a skin grafting knife.
    Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat 2015 ;24(4):81-2
    Zdrav Splet private clinic, Maribor, Slovenia. Corresponding author:
    With the increasing popularity of tattoo body decorations, reports of medical complications with tattoos have increased in parallel. Although tattoo reactions can resolve spontaneously, they often last for months or even years, despite the various treatment methods. In our case, we present the successful removal of hyperkeratotic-lichenoid reaction to red ink using a simple and cheap skin grafting knife. Read More

    Self-reported tattoo reactions in a cohort of 448 French tattooists.
    Int J Dermatol 2016 Jul 24;55(7):764-8. Epub 2015 Oct 24.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.
    Background: Self-reported complaints in people having tattoos, including swelling, itch, and photosensitivity, are frequent. Tattooists are usually heavily tattooed with multiple extended colored tattoos and constitute a specific population of interest.

    Objectives: To assess the prevalence of cutaneous complications on tattoos among a cohort of French tattooists. Read More

    Application of carbon nanoparticles to mark locations for re-inspection after colonic polypectomy.
    Surg Endosc 2016 Apr 19;30(4):1530-3. Epub 2015 Aug 19.
    Department of Gastroenterology, Fuzhou General Hospital, No.156 Xi'erhuan North Rd, Fuzhou, 350025, Fujian, China.
    Background: Endoscopic surgery has been a novel treatment for colon polyps or even early colorectal cancer. However, the exact re-inspection after colonic polypectomy to detect the scar from polyp removal was difficult to be performed. In our previous study, colon cancer tattooed with carbon nanoparticles was easily found during surgery. Read More

    Granulomatous reaction to red tattoo pigment treated with allopurinol.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2015 Sep 24;14(3):241-5. Epub 2015 Jul 24.
    Sector of Dermatology and Post-Graduation Course in Dermatology, University Hospital and School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Granulomatous reactions to tattoo ink are most commonly associated with mercury sulfide, a component of red pigments. Treatment options show limited results. Allopurinol, an inhibitor of xanthine oxidase, has been reported as a successful alternative treatment to granulomatous disorders, such as sarcoidosis and granulomatous reactions to fillers and tattoos. Read More

    Erythema Multiforme-like Secondary to Paraphenylenediamine Due to Henna Tattoo Plus Residual Hypopigmentation.
    Indian J Dermatol 2015 May-Jun;60(3):322
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor, Barcelona, Spain.
    Temporary henna tattoos or pseudotattoos have become increasingly widespread among children and adolescent. A generalized skin reaction, type erythema multiforme-like reaction is unusual, and rarely reported. We describe the case of a 7-year-old boy who reported erythematous papular bull's-eye shaped lesions and consolidated edema primarily in the upper and lower extremities. Read More

    Successful Treatment of a Lichenoid-Like Granulomatous Reaction to Purple Tattoo Pigment With Intralesional Kenalog.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2015 Jun;14(6):638-40
    Tattoo reactions can be clinically challenging to diagnose and treat. We present a case of a biopsy-proven granulomatous reaction to purple tattoo ink that clinically mimicked lichen planus. This reaction was successfully treated with one course of intralesional kenalog (ILK), with no recurrence six months after treatment. Read More

    Is it a sarcoidal foreign-body granuloma or a cutaneous sarcoidosis on a permanent eyebrow make-up?
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2016 25;18(1):50-2. Epub 2016 Jan 25.
    c Dermatology Department, Faculty of Medicine , Başkent University Ankara Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.
    Permanent make-up is a kind of cosmetic tattoo in which the colorants (pigments) are deposited in dermis after piercing the skin by tiny solid needles. It may cause some adverse effects such as local inflammation, infection, and allergic reactions on the skin and even systemic adverse effects such as sarcoidal reactions. Here the case of a 34-year-old woman who has some yellowish hard shiny papules on her eyebrows after having a permanent make-up is described. Read More

    Histopathology and immune histochemistry of red tattoo reactions. Interface dermatitis is the lead pathology, with increase in T-lymphocytes and Langerhans cells suggesting an allergic pathomechanism.
    Skin Res Technol 2015 Nov 29;21(4):449-58. Epub 2015 May 29.
    Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen NV, Denmark.
    Background: The majority of tattoo reactions are affiliated to red pigmented areas and often suspected to be allergic in nature. A sizeable series of biopsies of such reactions has not previously been performed. The aim of this study was to type and grade epidermal and dermal changes in tattoo reactions to red/red nuances by microscopy and immunochemistry relevant for the assessment of a possible allergic pathomechanism. Read More

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