415 results match your criteria Tattoo Reactions

Analytical survey of tattoo inks-A chemical and legal perspective with focus on sensitizing substances.

Contact Dermatitis 2021 Jun 5. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Division of Surface and Corrosion Science, Department of Chemistry, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Health, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: Tattoo inks have been reported to elicit allergic contact dermatitis.

Objectives: To investigate the labels and the contents of metals and pigments in tattoo inks, considering restrictions within the European Union.

Methods: Seventy-three tattoo inks currently available on the market, either bought or donated (already used), were investigated for trace metals and pigments by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight tandem mass spectrometry. Read More

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Tattoos - more than just colored skin? Searching for tattoo allergens.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2021 05 6;19(5):657-669. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Dermatology and Allergology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

During tattooing, a high amount of ink is injected into the skin. Tattoo inks contain numerous substances such as the coloring pigments, impurities, solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives. Black amorphous carbon particles (carbon black), white titanium dioxide, azo or polycyclic pigments create all varieties of color shades in the visible spectrum. Read More

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Histopathological evaluation of cutaneous reactions to tattoos: Study at a tertiary care center.

J Cutan Pathol 2021 Jul 17;48(7):870-876. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Department of Skin & VD, Smt SCL General Hospital, Ahmedabad, India.

Background: Tattooing has been around for many years and is becoming an increasingly common fashion trend. As there are often few regulatory laws regarding the practice, an increase in the incidence of cutaneous reactions to tattoo inks is noted. These include allergic reactions, granulomatous dermatitis, infections, lichenoid dermatoses, and sometimes malignancy. Read More

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Case Report: Immune-Related Toxicity During Adjuvant Treatment With BRAF Plus MEK Inhibitors in a Melanoma Patient.

Front Immunol 2020 17;11:579523. Epub 2020 Nov 17.

Division of Medical Oncology for Melanoma, Sarcoma, and Rare Tumors, IEO, European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Milan, Italy.

Adjuvant treatment of operated melanoma has deeply changed in the last few years with the introduction of immune-checkpoint inhibitors and BRAF/MEK inhibitors. Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease causing non-caseous granulomatous reactions. Sarcoid-like granulomatous reactions have been reported in patients with advanced melanoma, mostly related to immunotherapy with immune-checkpoint inhibitors. Read More

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Red dye-related tattoo reactions: Could optical coherence tomography be of help?

Skin Res Technol 2021 May 15;27(3):469-471. Epub 2020 Nov 15.

Dermatology Unit, Surgical, Medical and Dental Department of Morphological Sciences related to Transplant, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

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Meta-analysis Comparing Fluorescence Imaging with Radioisotope and Blue Dye-Guided Sentinel Node Identification for Breast Cancer Surgery.

Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Jul 6;28(7):3738-3748. Epub 2020 Nov 6.

Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Introduction: Conventional methods for axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) are fraught with complications such as allergic reactions, skin tattooing, radiation, and limitations on infrastructure. A novel technique has been developed for lymphatic mapping utilizing fluorescence imaging. This meta-analysis aims to compare the gold standard blue dye and radioisotope (BD-RI) technique with fluorescence-guided SLNB using indocyanine green (ICG). Read More

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A Survey on the Safety of and Patient Satisfaction After Nipple-Areola Tattooing.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2021 06 28;45(3):968-974. Epub 2020 Oct 28.

Shibuya Mori Clinic, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Nipple-areolar tattooing is well accepted as part of breast reconstruction, but the clinical data on its safety and patient satisfaction after the procedure are insufficient. We aimed to evaluate the complications of and patient satisfaction after nipple-areola tattooing in Japanese post-mastectomy breast reconstruction patients.

Methods: Patients who visited our center after undergoing nipple-areola tattooing from January 2017 to March 2020 were given an unmarked questionnaire with questions about complications related to their nipple-areola tattoo. Read More

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Ablative laser surgery for allergic tattoo reactions: a retrospective study.

Lasers Med Sci 2020 Oct 26. Epub 2020 Oct 26.

Academic Tattoo Clinic Amsterdam, Department of Dermatology, Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Location AMC, Meibergdreef 9, 2205 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Patients with allergic tattoo reactions are burdened with itch and have a reduced quality of life. Conservative treatment is often insufficient and little is known about treatment options to remove the responsible allergen. We aimed to address the effectiveness and safety of ablative laser therapy including measurement of patient's satisfaction, in patients with allergic reactions to tattoos. Read More

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October 2020

For the love of color: Plant colors and the dermatologist.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2020 Nov-Dec;86(6):622-629

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India.

Humans have been anointing their skin with natural colorants since antiquity. Before the advent of modern cosmetics, tattoos and hair dyes, the spectacular colors in plants served as a palette for humanity's fascination with color. Skin, hair, nails, teeth and clothing have been altered with botanical colorants for centuries. Read More

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October 2020

Therapeutic Dilemma of Sarcoidosis and Treatment-naïve Hepatitis C Manifesting as Tattoo Reactions.

Intern Med 2021 Feb 30;60(4):645-650. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Department of General Internal Medicine, Akashi Medical Center, Japan.

A 23-year-old man had an 8-day history of fatigue and dry cough and papulo-nodular reactions on his extensive tattoos. Chest radiography revealed several small granular shadows, and a transbronchial lung biopsy showed non-caseating epithelioid cell granuloma. A skin biopsy of the tattooed area showed histiocytic infiltrates with phagocytized tattoo pigment. Read More

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February 2021

Tattoo hypersensitivity reactions: inky business.

Cutis 2020 Aug;106(2):64-67

Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, USA.

Hypersensitivity reactions can occur in both temporary and permanent tattoos. Traditional temporary tattoos consist of red henna or black henna; paraphenylenediamine is the most common allergen and usually is present in black henna. Contact allergy to genipin in jagua temporary tattoos also has been reported. Read More

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[Complications related to tattoo practice].

Rev Prat 2020 Mar;70(3):305-309

Cabinet de dermatologie, Paris, France.

Complications related to tattoo practice. 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 are not predictable. Read More

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Mixed Bullous-Eczematous Contact Dermatitis From a Black Henna Tattoo in an African American Female With Sickle Cell Disease With Post-Dermatitis Pain.

Cureus 2020 Jul 15;12(7):e9200. Epub 2020 Jul 15.

Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, USA.

Traditionally practiced in East Asian and Southeast Asian countries, Henna tattooing has gained western popularity in creating temporary decorative patterns on the skin. Derived from the Lawsonia inermis shrub prevalent in Asia/Southeast Asia, the leaves of this plant are ground to create a paste with a brown pigment commonly called Mehndi or Henna which have deep-rooted cultural values/practices. The pure organic form of these compounds has few reported side effects. Read More

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Granulomatous and systemic inflammatory reactions from tattoo ink: Case report and concise review.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2020 28;8:2050313X20936036. Epub 2020 Jul 28.

Division of Dermatology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Tattoo pigment can precipitate numerous inflammatory states, and granulomatous tattoo reactions are a diagnostically challenging form. The skin is the most common site of inflammation, but systemic inflammation can occur. Reactions to black tattoo ink have a broad differential of cutaneous and systemic conditions. Read More

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Cutaneous non-allergic complications in tattoos: An overview of the literature.

Presse Med 2020 Dec 5;49(4):104049. Epub 2020 Aug 5.

Academic Tattoo Clinic Amsterdam, roodkapje, department of Dermatology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Tattooing is creating a permanent design by placing exogenous pigment particles and additives into the dermis. An adverse reaction may occur due to the act of tattooing and subsequent application of aftercare products. Numerous articles report the wide spectrum of adverse reactions related to tattooing, ranging from superficial infections and vasculitis to Koebner triggered autoimmune diseases. Read More

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December 2020

Tattoo allergy. Can we identify the allergen?

Presse Med 2020 Dec 5;49(4):104047. Epub 2020 Aug 5.

Dermatology, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV, Meiboomstraat 15, 8370 Blankenberge, Belgium. Electronic address:

Allergic reactions in tattoos and permanent make-up are rare but they could be problematic. The clinical presentation and the histopathology are diverse and often confusing. Symptomatic treatment is frequently unsuccessful and invasive techniques can be required. Read More

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December 2020

Histopathology of Red Tattoo Reactions.

Am J Dermatopathol 2021 May;43(5):331-337

Academic Tattoo Clinic Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Location Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and.

Background: Despite popularity of tattoos, complications may occur. In particular, red tattoo reactions due to allergic reactions are the most frequent chronic tattoo reactions. However, little is known about its histopathology and underlying pathomechanisms. Read More

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Tattoos and Hematologic Malignancies in British Columbia, Canada.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2020 10 22;29(10):2093-2095. Epub 2020 Jul 22.

BC Cancer, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Background: Tattoos may cause a variety of adverse reactions in the body, including immune reactions and infections. However, it is unknown whether tattoos may increase the risk of lymphatic cancers such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and multiple myeloma.

Methods: Participants from two population-based case-control studies were included in logistic regression models to examine the association between tattoos and risk of NHL and multiple myeloma. Read More

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October 2020

[Effectiveness of intralesional steroid injections in granulomatous inflammation after tattooing].

Hautarzt 2020 Oct;71(10):805-808

Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg (UKH), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 440, 69120, Heidelberg, Deutschland.

Tattoos, including permanent makeup, may entail diverse complications like viral or bacterial infections and allergic and inflammatory reactions. In the latter case, besides exogenous pigment, histology shows an either lymphocytic or histiocytic-granulomatous infiltrate, depending on the predominant reaction pattern. We report successful treatment with intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injections in two individuals who developed granulomatous inflammation after tattooing. Read More

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October 2020

Tattoos among athletes: a matter of concern?

Nicolas Kluger

J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2021 Apr 20;61(4):600-603. Epub 2020 Jul 20.

Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology, Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland -

Ten to 30% of the population is currently tattooed. This trend does not spare athletes and sports medicine specialists may have to manage tattooed athletes. The purpose of this study was to review the possible issues associated with tattoos among athletes. Read More

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Thallium in color tattoo inks: risk associated with tattooing.

Med Pr 2020 Jul 29;71(4):405-411. Epub 2020 May 29.

Poznan University of Technology, Poznań, Poland (Institute of Chemistry and Technical Electrochemistry).

Background: Allergic reactions to metals and metal salts used in tattoo pigments occur surprisingly frequently. For this reason, this study focused on the determination of thallium (Tl) in the samples of color tattoo inks. These inks are commonly used in tattooing processes worldwide. Read More

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Brain-specific angiogenesis inhibitor 1 is expressed in the Myo/Nog cell lineage.

PLoS One 2020 2;15(7):e0234792. Epub 2020 Jul 2.

Division of Research, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America.

The Myo/Nog cell lineage was discovered in the chick embryo and is also present in adult mammalian tissues. The cells are named for their expression of mRNA for the skeletal muscle specific transcription factor MyoD and bone morphogenetic protein inhibitor Noggin. A third marker for Myo/Nog cells is the cell surface molecule recognized by the G8 monoclonal antibody (mAb). Read More

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September 2020

A tattoo granuloma with uveitis (TAGU) without sarcoidosis.

Am J Emerg Med 2020 11 2;38(11):2489.e3-2489.e5. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, United States of America.

Tattooing is associated with a handful of potential complications. Short-term complications such as pain, pruritus, erythema, or swelling at the tattoo-site commonly occur from local skin trauma. Long-term complications tend to involve infections or immune-mediated reactions such as sarcoidosis. Read More

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November 2020

Rosai-Dorfman Disease-Like Reaction to Tattoo.

Am J Dermatopathol 2020 Sep;42(9):680-682

Department of Pathology, Los Angeles Medical Center, Southern California Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA.

A 47-year-old white man presented with a 14-month history of an asymptomatic 2-cm, slow-growing nodular lesion on his left shin that arose in the background of a black tattoo. An excisional biopsy followed by histological examination revealed a prominent lymphohistiocytic infiltrate, with many large, foamy histiocytic cells containing intact inflammatory cells within their cytoplasm, findings consistent with emperipolesis, a feature typical of Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD). By immunohistochemistry, S-100 (a marker that is positive in almost all cases of RDD) was negative, arguing against the diagnosis of RDD. Read More

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September 2020

Lichen planus pemphigoides after body tattooing.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Nov 29;19(11):3048-3052. Epub 2020 Jun 29.

Department of Dermatology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.

Decorative tattooing is very popular worldwide and is associated with cutaneous complications, ranging from infections to localized or generalized skin reactions. We report a case of a patient presenting with generalized violaceous pruritic papular lesions 1 month after obtaining a black ink tattoo. Histological examination of a papular lesion distal to the tattoo site showed focal band-like lymphocytic infiltrate. Read More

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November 2020

Tattoo: Ancient art and current problems.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2021 Feb 29;20(2):602-604. Epub 2020 Jun 29.

Department of Medicine and Aging Science, Dermatologic Clinic, University G D'Annunzio Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.

The popularity of tattoos in the today's society brings with it a significant increase of the incidence of associated cutaneous reactions. Among the several complications that may occur after a tattooing procedure, allergic and photo-allergic reactions, infections, and Koebner phenomenon are the most common ones observed. Most of these complications may be avoided by identifying, before tattooing, the presence of risk factors or comorbidities that may increase the risk of their onset. Read More

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February 2021

A peculiar adverse reaction to blue pigment tattoo.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Sep 2;19(9):2401-2403. Epub 2020 Aug 2.

Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Ultrastructural Pathology Lab, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

The practice of tattooing dates back to 5000 years ago and is currently constantly growing. The most common pigment associated with tattoo complications is the red one. Another pigment, which could be associated with adverse reactions, even if less frequently than red, is blue. Read More

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September 2020

[Tattoo and sarcoidosis reaction].

B Dréno

Bull Acad Natl Med 2020 Jun 21;204(6):611-615. Epub 2020 Apr 21.

Service de Dermato-Cancérologie, CHU de Nantes, Hôtel Dieu, place Alexis-Ricordeau, 44093 Nantes cedex 01, France.

The practice of tattoo is developing more and more all over the world. Infections are known. but chronic inflammatory reactions have often resulted in a variety of clinical manifestations. Read More

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Preliminary Study of Multiple Stress Response Reactions in the Pond Snail Lymnaea stagnalis Exposed to Trace Metals and a Thiocarbamate Fungicide at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2020 Jul 9;79(1):89-100. Epub 2020 Apr 9.

Institute of Zoology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

Gastropod mollusks have achieved an eminent importance as biological indicators of environmental quality. In the present study, we applied a multibiomarker approach to evaluate its applicability for the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis, exposed to common industrial and agricultural pollutants at environmentally relevant concentrations. The snails were exposed to copper (Cu, 10 µg L), zinc (Zn, 130 µg L), cadmium (Cd, 15 µg L), or the thiocarbamate fungicide "Tattoo" (91 µg L) during 14 days. Read More

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Tattoo removal "the artistic state of the art." Tattoo on forehead, nose, and chin: Successful removal with modified R20 technique using low-fluence Q-switched Nd YAG laser: A case report.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Nov 20;19(11):2919-2921. Epub 2020 Mar 20.

Private Practice, Dermatology OPClinic, Tripoli, Libya.

Background: Tattooing is an ancient practice that has been performed all over the world which is used to beautify the skin and augment beauty. Regrettable tattoos are treated with Q switch lasers, in many sessions, and the effectiveness is doubtful.

Objectives: The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how a unique protocol of R20 Q switch Nd YAG laser, can be employed successfully in removing long standing facial tattoos, in skin type IV, in an effective disciplined timing and cost wise modalities. Read More

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November 2020