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On a daily basis our server scans the articles within the medical and scientific literature for new publications related to cosmetic and medical tattooing the list is then reviewed by our Education Team here at CosmeticTattoo.org for information that may be of interest to our our members. Within our Science Library we provide notification about those publications which we consider to be of most relevence to Cosmetic & Medical Tattooists. Our gratitude to the authors of those articles, at the very least we recommend that all industry members purchase and read the articles mentioned below.


A small sub set of these publications are identified as having 'Industry Alert Status' based upon a series of key metrics related to Occupational Health & Safety Risks and are categorised as having an Industry Significance Rating of either;

Medium - Industry wide monitoring is recommended.
Or
High - Industry alert, report has major implications related to health and safety.


The intent is to alert industry members to important publications within the literature to expand the knowledge base particularly in relation to high impact reports, internationally CosmeticTattoo.org is the only organisation that issues Free Access industry alerts.

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A special case of medicine in disguise: Tattoo inks containing anaesthetics





A special case of medicine in disguise: Tattoo inks containing anaesthetics

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 19/03/2019 - 01:47 pm



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Title:
A special case of medicine in disguise: Tattoo inks containing anaesthetics


Abstract:

The authors describe a case of medicine in disguise: seized tattoo inks containing lidocaine and tetracaine at high concentration.
Identification of anaesthetics was performed by LC MS Q-TOF with ESI+ source, by accurate mass measurement and by comparing the fragmentation patterns of molecular ions, at 30 V and 10 V of collision-offset voltage, with reference standards.



Industry Significance Rating:
High - Industry alert, report has major implications related to health and safety.


Publication:
Talanta. Volume 198, 1 June 2019, Pages 337-343.


Authors:
Livia ...

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Outbreak of Tattoo-Associated Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections





Outbreak of Tattoo-Associated Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 21/11/2018 - 02:23 pm



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Outbreak of Tattoo-Associated Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections


Abstract:
BACKGROUND: On April 29, 2015, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) was notified by a local dermatologist of three patients with suspect nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection after receiving tattoos at a local tattoo studio. CONCLUSIONS: WGS and SNP analyses identified the tap water and the bottle of greywash tattoo ink as the sources of the NTM infections.


Industry Significance Rating:
High - Industry alert, report has major implications related to health and safety.


Publication:
Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2018 Nov 17. doi: ...

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Atypical Intraepidermal Melanocytic Proliferation Masked by a Tattoo: Implications for Tattoo Artist





Atypical Intraepidermal Melanocytic Proliferation Masked by a Tattoo: Implications for Tattoo Artist

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 20/09/2018 - 01:07 pm



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Atypical Intraepidermal Melanocytic Proliferation Masked by a Tattoo: Implications for Tattoo Artists and Public Health Campaigns.


Abstract:
The Authors; present a case of an atypical intraepidermal melanocytic proliferation masked by a large tattoo in a 39-year-old Caucasian male. Tattooed skin can be difficult to examine, particularly when the tattoos are dark, pigmented, and extensive. We demonstrate that a careful examination of tattooed skin leads to the early detection of atypical melanocytic proliferations. We present an extensive review of literature related to the relationship between tattoos and skin cancer, as well as public health recommendations for tat ...

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Inadvertent corneal pigmentation following cosmetic blepharopigmentation





Inadvertent corneal pigmentation following cosmetic blepharopigmentation

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 16/09/2018 - 11:04 am



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Inadvertent corneal pigmentation following cosmetic blepharopigmentation.


Abstract:
The Authors: present a case of inadvertent corneal pigmentation as a complication of cosmetic eyelid tattooing. A 63 year old woman presented with left eye redness and irritation 3 days after undergoing permanent eyeliner tattooing of her upper and lower eyelids. On ocular examination a black pigmentation of the nasal cornea in her left eye was observed, with associated conjunctival injection. Initial slit lamp attempts of pigment removal were unsuccessful.


Industry Significance Rating:
High - Industry alert, report has major implications related to health and safety.


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Chemical conjunctivitis and diffuse lamellar keratitis after removal of eyelash extensions





Chemical conjunctivitis and diffuse lamellar keratitis after removal of eyelash extensions

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 26/08/2018 - 02:55 pm



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Chemical conjunctivitis and diffuse lamellar keratitis after removal of eyelash extensions.


Abstract:
The authors: present a unique case of a 46-year-old female with a prior history of laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) who presented with bilateral chemical conjunctivitis and diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) secondary to epithelial defects following the misapplication of eyelash extension removal gel.


Industry Significance Rating:
High - Industry alert, report has major implications related to health and safety.


Publication:
American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports. 2018 Aug 4;12:21-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2018.07.007. eCollection 2018 ...

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Smallpox Autoinoculation Via Tattoo in a Soldier





Smallpox Autoinoculation Via Tattoo in a Soldier

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 17/08/2018 - 07:25 pm



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Title:
Smallpox Autoinoculation Via Tattoo in a Soldier.


Abstract:
The Authors: "present the case of a soldier with smallpox autoinoculation, who reported receiving a tattoo directly over his inoculation site 4 days after vaccination. Initial scattered flesh-colored papules evolved over several days to classic umbilicated lesions with additional fevers, chills, myalgias, and suspected secondary infection".


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


Publication:
Military Medicine. 2018 Jul 31. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy180.


Authors:
Carius BM, Dodge PM, Randles JD.


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Unusual complication of a tattoo in an immuno-suppressed patient





Unusual complication of a tattoo in an immuno-suppressed patient

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 20/06/2018 - 12:18 pm



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Title:
Unusual complication of a tattoo in an immunosuppressed patient.


Abstract:
The authors: "present the first documented case of inflammatory myopathy as a complication following tattooing in an immunosuppressed individual. This unusual case presented as distal thigh and medial knee pain and it was only after some time that a link to the tattoo was made".


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


Publication:

BMJ Case Reports 18 June 2018; doi:10.1136.



Authors:
William Thomas Wilson, Mannix O’Boyle, William J Leach.


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High speed ink aggregates are ejected from tattoos during Q‐switched Nd:YAG laser treatments





High speed ink aggregates are ejected from tattoos during Q‐switched Nd:YAG laser treatments

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 28/03/2018 - 11:45 am



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Title:
High speed ink aggregates are ejected from tattoos during Q‐switched Nd:YAG laser treatments.


Abstract:
IntroductionDark material has been observed embedded within glass slides following Q‐switched Nd:YAG laser treatment of tattoos. It appears that these fragments are ejected at high speed from the skin during the treatment.


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


Publication:
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2018 Mar 25.


Authors:
Michael J. Murphy BSc.


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The author describes the finding of part ...

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Case series: Two cases of eyeball tattoos with short-term complications





Case series: Two cases of eyeball tattoos with short-term complications

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 09/03/2018 - 04:29 pm



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Case series: Two cases of eyeball tattoos with short-term complications.



Abstract:
The authors: "report two cases of eyeball tattoos with short-term post procedural complications. Observations: Case 1 is a 26-year-old Mexican man that developed orbital cellulitis and posterior scleritis 2 h after an eyeball tattoo. Patient responded satisfactorily to systemic antibiotic and corticosteroid treatment. Case 2 is a 17-year-old Mexican man that developed two sub-episcleral nodules in the ink injection sites immediately after the procedure. Conclusions and importance: Eyeball tattoos are performed by non-ophthalmic trained personnel. There are a substantial number of s ...

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Sarcoidosis in A. C. Milan (1899)?





Sarcoidosis in A. C. Milan (1899)?

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 02/03/2018 - 06:47 pm



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Title:
Sarcoidosis in A. C. Milan (1899)?


Abstract:
The authors "present a patient with a tattoo of AC Milan (1899) on his right arm, who subsequently developed localised sterile sarcoid granulomas in the area of the tattoo. Later the process became generalised on his whole body's skin, lungs and lymph nodes. It is unclear for the moment whether this condition should be interpreted as sarcoidosis as an autonomous disease or, instead, as a sarcoidal type of reaction with subsequent generalisation due to cross-reactivity against antigens present in other tissues with similarities to the exogenous pigments. Following the modern concepts regarding the pathogenesis of these two c ...

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