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What the red tattoo ink hides





What the red tattoo ink hides

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 11/02/2018 - 12:17 pm



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Title:
What the red stain of the tattoo hides


Overview:
Original Article in Spanish
The authors present a case report of a 14 year old boy who began to develop papules and hyperkeratotic nodules in the areas of the tattoo impregnated with red ink within two weeks after being tattooed. Photographs of the skin reaction, Doppler skin ultrasound and histopathology images are provided in the report.



Industry Significance Rating:
Medium - Industry wide monitoring is recommended.


Publication:
Anales de Pediatría (Barc) [Spanish Association of Paediatrics]. 05/02/2018.


Authors:
Ruiz-Villaverde R, Cuenca-Barrales C, Aguayo-Carreras P.


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Granulomatous Tattoo reaction with Associated Uveitis successfully treated with methotrexate





Granulomatous Tattoo reaction with Associated Uveitis successfully treated with methotrexate

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 10/02/2018 - 02:10 pm



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Granulomatous Tattoo reaction with Associated Uveitis successfully treated with methotrexate


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Case Report Few reports describe tattoo granulomas with the simultaneous development of intraocular inflammation without any evidence of systemic sarcoidosis at the time of presentation. Here, we present a patient with no prior diagnosis of sarcoidosis who developed inflammation of tattooed skin and shortly after bilateral uveitis. A 52-year-old previously healthy woman presented with a 8 months history of swelling and itching located in all of her 11 black tattoos. Approximately 5 months later she developed complaints of blurred vision, diagnosed as recurrent uveitis ...

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Standardization of SMP procedure and its impact on outcome





Standardization of SMP procedure and its impact on outcome

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 09/02/2018 - 05:10 pm



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Standardization of SMP procedure and its impact on outcome.


Abstract:
Background: Cosmetic deformities can result from various types of alopecia or even post hair transplantation procedures. Patients with such deformities seek aesthetically appealing longer-lasting options. Scalp concealers are commonly used by men and women to camouflage these deformities. Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is one of the concealers recently gaining popularity. Objectives: SMP is a novel technique wherein microdot tattoos are placed in a stippling pattern to mimic hair follicles that are cut close to the scalp and various variables affecting its outcome were evaluated. Methods: Forty-fiv ...

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Identification of organic pigments in tattoo inks & permanent make-up using laser mass spectrometry





Identification of organic pigments in tattoo inks & permanent make-up using laser mass spectrometry

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 07/02/2018 - 03:12 pm



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Identification of organic pigments in tattoo inks and permanent make-up using laser desorption ionisation mass spectrometry.


Abstract:
Nowadays, about 12% of the European and 20% of the US population are tattooed. Rising concerns regarding consumer safety, led to legal restrictions on tattoo and permanent make-up (PMU) inks. Restrictions also include bans on certain colourants. Both ink types use organic pigments for colour-giving, plus inorganic pigments for white and black and colour tones. Pigments are only sparingly soluble in common solvents and occur as suspended particles in the ink matrix. Their detection and identification therefore pose a major challenge for ...

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Microbiological survey of commercial tattoo and permanent makeup inks available in the United States





Microbiological survey of commercial tattoo and permanent makeup inks available in the United States

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 03/02/2018 - 11:18 am



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Microbiological survey of commercial tattoo and permanent makeup inks available in the United States



Abstract:
AIMS: Tattooing and use of permanent makeup (PMU) has dramatically increased over the last decade, with a concomitant increase in ink-related infections. The aim of this study was to determine whether microorganisms are present, and if so, the number and their identification, in the commercial tattoo and PMU inks available in the United States. METHODS AND RESULTS: We surveyed 85 unopened tattoo and PMU inks, purchased from 13 companies. We incubated 100 μL of ink samples on trypticase soy agar plates for bacterial growth, 7H10 Middlebrook medium for ...

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