433 results match your criteria Tattoo Reactions


Operative Treatment of Severe Allergic Reactions to Red Tattoo Dye: Presentation and Comparison of Possible Surgical Procedures in Seven Patients.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2022 Jan-Mar;15(1):24-32

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital - Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

Context: The treatment of allergic reactions to red tattoo dye is challenging in most cases, as local therapy often does not offer long-term improvement and laser therapy is considered relatively contraindicated by many authors owing to the risk of generalized side effects. Therefore, surgical removal of these tattoos is favored; shave excision is the method of choice, particularly for the removal of the entire dye.

Aims: The aim of this article was to retrospectively analyze the best post-operative outcome after surgical removal of allergic tattoo reactions using different excision techniques. Read More

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Co-localized line-field confocal optical coherence tomography and confocal Raman microspectroscopy for three-dimensional high-resolution morphological and molecular characterization of skin tissues .

Biomed Opt Express 2022 Apr 25;13(4):2467-2487. Epub 2022 Mar 25.

Université Paris-Saclay, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, CNRS, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Palaiseau 91127, France.

Line-field confocal optical coherence tomography (LC-OCT) is an optical modality that provides three-dimensional (3D) images of the skin at cellular resolution. Confocal Raman microspectroscopy (CRM) is a label-free optical technique that can provide point measurement of the molecular content of the skin. This work presents a method to co-localize LC-OCT and CRM acquisitions for morpho-molecular analysis of skin tissues at cellular level. Read More

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Histopathology of Dermatologic Complications of Tattoos.

Am J Dermatopathol 2022 May 3. Epub 2022 May 3.

Department of Dermatology, Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain.

Abstract: Tattoos are characterized by the introduction of exogenous pigments into the dermis. Tattoos usually serve cosmetic purposes, although they may have other causes, such as traumatic pigment implants in accidents or medical-related tattoos in the context of radiotherapy. Dermatologic adverse reactions are relatively uncommon, and they include infections, immune-mediated reactions, cutaneous lesions secondary to the Koebner phenomenon, exacerbation of preexisting dermatosis, benign and malignant neoplasms, and a miscellaneous group of dermatologic conditions that may appear in a preexisting tattoo. Read More

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European tattoo ingredient ban: Implications for North America.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2022 Apr 21. Epub 2022 Apr 21.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Division of Dermatology, University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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The Influence of Tattoos on Health Care Experiences.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2022 Apr 1;53(4):178-184. Epub 2022 Apr 1.

Background Tattoos are an artistic, visible reflection of an individual's personality and life. According to Goffman and subcultural identity theory, the population with tattoos wants to be different from mainstream society. Method A qualitative descriptive phenomenological research process was used. Read More

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Dermatological and Ophthalmological Inflammatory, Infectious, and Tumoral Tattoo-Related Reactions: A Systematic Review.

Perm J 2021 05 26;25. Epub 2021 May 26.

Grupo de investigación en neurociencias NeURos, Centro de Neurociencia (NeuroVitae), Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.

Purpose: The purpose of this work was to review the scientific evidence about dermatological and ophthalmological inflammatory, infectious, and tumoral tattoo-related reactions published in the literature.

Methods: We conducted a literature search from January 1, 2000 to July 15, 2020 in MEDLINE, COCHRANE, EMBASE, and LILACS. Limits regarding the language and period of publication were used. Read More

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Viral Infections Confined to Tattoos-A Narrative Review.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2022 Feb 23;58(3). Epub 2022 Feb 23.

Department of Dermatology, 'Carol Davila' University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 020021 Bucharest, Romania.

Since ancient times, people have tattooed their skin for various reasons. In the past, tattoos were associated with low social status; nowadays, tattoos are very popular and are considered a form of art. However, tattoos are associated with various clinical problems, including immune reactions, inflammatory disorders, infections, and even skin cancer. Read More

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February 2022

Tattoo Pigment Identification in Inks and Skin Biopsies of Adverse Reactions by Complementary Elemental and Molecular Bioimaging with Mass Spectral Library Matching.

Anal Chem 2022 03 18;94(8):3581-3589. Epub 2022 Feb 18.

Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Münster, Corrensstr. 30, 48149 Münster, Germany.

Tattooing has become increasingly popular throughout society. Despite the recognized issue of adverse reactions in tattoos, regulations remain challenging with limited data available and a missing positive list. The diverse chemical properties of mostly insoluble inorganic and organic pigments pose an outstanding analytical challenge, which typically requires extensive sample preparation. Read More

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Towards a better understanding of the use of additives in tattoos.

Ital J Dermatol Venerol 2022 Feb;157(1):69-71

Allergological and Occupational Dermatology Unit, Department of Health Science, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Background: Tattooing is a popular practice worldwide, this practice is not free from complications and the last few decades have seen the raising occurrence of complications and adverse reactions.

Methods: The aim of this study is to evaluate which substances are commonly used as additives among a group of tattoo artists working in Florence, to understand if mixing of colors and dilution of inks can be considered a potential source of infection or hypersensitivity reaction. A questionnaire containing a list of substances suspected to be added during the process of tattooing, was administered in presence of an investigator. Read More

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February 2022

Wells Syndrome-Like Histologic Pattern Caused by a Permanent Tattoo.

Am J Dermatopathol 2022 Feb 2. Epub 2022 Feb 2.

University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA; Dermatology Department, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA; and Dermatology Section, Geisinger Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Abstract: Tattoo reactions have become more common as tattoos gain visibility and popularity worldwide. A variety of inflammatory patterns have been described in association with tattoos- more commonly fibrosing, granulomatous, lichenoid, pseudolymphomatous, and spongiotic patterns. To date, there has been one case report of a Wells syndrome-like inflammatory pattern associated with a temporary Henna tattoo. Read More

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February 2022

Tattoos Dermatological Complications: Analysis of 53 Cases from Northern Poland.

Dermatology 2021 Dec 30:1-8. Epub 2021 Dec 30.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland.

Background: The frequency of tattoos varies from 10% to 30% across the population worldwide. The growing popularity of tattooing increases the number of cutaneous reactions connected with this procedure. As we have not found any previous studies in the literature concerning tattoo complications in Poland and other Eastern European countries, we believe this to be the first study of this kind. Read More

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December 2021

Id reaction and allergic contact dermatitis post-picosecond laser tattoo removal: A case report.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2021 26;9:2050313X211057934. Epub 2021 Nov 26.

The Skin Care Centre, Department of Dermatology & Skin Science, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The novel picosecond lasers have emerged as a mainstay device in laser tattoo removal alongside Q-switch lasers, considered the gold standard in the field. Here, we present a 45-year-old female who developed a severe reaction to both her treated and untreated tattoos after two picosecond laser treatments and subsequent widespread eczematous eruption. Skin biopsies revealed findings consistent with hypersensitivity to exogenous red pigment. Read More

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November 2021

Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behavior of Ti6Al4V Particles Obtained by Implantoplasty: An In Vitro Study. Part II.

Materials (Basel) 2021 Oct 29;14(21). Epub 2021 Oct 29.

Bioengineering Institute of Technology, International University of Catalonia, 08195 Barcelona, Spain.

In the field of implant dentistry there are several mechanisms by which metal particles can be released into the peri-implant tissues, such as implant insertion, corrosion, wear, or surface decontamination techniques. The aim of this study was to evaluate the corrosion behavior of Ti6Al4V particles released during implantoplasty of dental implants treated due to periimplantitis. A standardized protocol was used to obtain metal particles produced during polishing the surface of Ti6Al4V dental implants. Read More

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October 2021

Complications of tattoos and permanent makeup: overview and analysis of 308 cases.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2021 Nov 3;20(11):3630-3641. Epub 2021 Oct 3.

Academic Tattoo Clinic Amsterdam, Department of Dermatology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Location Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Worldwide 10-20% of the population is tattooed. However, tattoo complications can occur, such as allergic tattoo reactions, infections, and manifestations of autoimmune dermatoses. Despite the growing popularity of tattoos and changes in tattoo ink composition over the last decades, little is known about these complications, its clinical aspects, pathomechanism, and relative occurrence. Read More

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November 2021

The efficacy and the adverse reactions of laser-assisted tattoo removal - a prospective split study using nanosecond and picosecond lasers.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2022 Feb 2;36(2):305-312. Epub 2021 Oct 2.

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

Background: Laser pulses with nanosecond duration (NSL) have been the golden standard to destroy the pigment particles in skin. It is still controversially discussed whether picosecond pulses (PSL) are superior for tattoo removal.

Objectives: To compare the efficacy and the adverse reactions of nanosecond and picosecond laser pulses in a comparative study. Read More

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February 2022

Phototoxic versus photoprotective effects of tattoo pigments in reconstructed human skin models: In vitro phototoxicity testing of tattoo pigments: 3D versus 2D.

Toxicology 2021 08 22;460:152872. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Department of Chemical and Product Safety, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

The increasing number of tattooed persons urges the development of reliable test systems to assess tattoo associated risks. The alarming prevalence of 60 % phototoxic reactions in tattoos ask for a more comprehensive investigation of phototoxic reactions in tattooed skin. Here, we aimed to compare the cellular responses of human skin cells to ultraviolet (UV)A and UVB irradiation in doses of short to intermitted sun exposure (3-48 J/cm² and 0. Read More

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Histopathologic Spectrum of Findings Associated With Tattoos: Multicenter Study Series of 230 Cases.

Am J Dermatopathol 2021 Aug;43(8):543-553

Pathologist, Pathology Department, Hospital University German Trias I Pujol, Barcelona, Spain.

Importance: Reactions to tattoo may simulate common dermatosis or skin neoplasms. Histopathology allows diagnosis and helps determining the level and degree of inflammation associated, consequently orientating treatment.

Objective: To describe the histological features found in biopsies of cutaneous reactions to tattoo. Read More

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

Contact Dermatitis 2021 Sep 22;85(3):340-353. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

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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September 2021

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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Cutaneous Reactions to Aluminum.

Dermatitis 2020 Nov/Dec;31(6):335-349

From the Park Nicollet Contact Dermatitis Clinic.

: Cutaneous exposure to aluminum may occur via contact with metal items, medications, and personal care products. Despite the widespread use of aluminum, allergic contact dermatitis is relatively rare. Sensitization is often incidentally identified during patch testing with aluminum-based chambers. Read More

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October 2021

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 2021 Aug 26;36(6):1241-1248. 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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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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September 2021

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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