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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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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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Title:
Granulomatous Tattoo reaction with Associated Uveitis successfully treated with methotrexate


Abstract:
Case ReportA patient with no prior diagnosis of sarcoidosis who developed inflammation of tattooed skin and shortly after bilateral uveitis.


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


Publication:
Journal European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 08/02/2018.


Authors:
Maijer KI, van der Bent SAS, Vercoutere W, Rustemeyer T.


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Discussion:

The authors describe an unusual case of uveitis with coexistin ...

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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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Cutaneous Mycobacterium massiliense infection from tattooing





Cutaneous Mycobacterium massiliense infection from tattooing

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 14/01/2018 - 11:03 pm



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Title:
Cutaneous Mycobacterium massiliense infection from tattooing: a common yet under-reported and persistent epidemic hazard for dermatologists.


Abstract:

Among tattoo complications, non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has emerged as a global public health concern. NTM infections associated with tattooing of immunocompetent individuals have occurred as sporadic cases and community outbreaks. Water sources are considered the major pathogenic reservoirs. Tattoo-related inoculation has been linked to contamination of ink, either during the manufacturing process or during dilution of black ink using non-sterile water.
The authors report a case of cutaneous Mycobacterium ma ...

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Image Gallery: Hyperkeratotic hypersensitivity reaction to red pigment tattoo





Image Gallery: Hyperkeratotic hypersensitivity reaction to red pigment tattoo

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 11/01/2018 - 11:46 am



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Title:

Hyperkeratotic hypersensitivity reaction to red pigment tattoo.



Overview:
A 38-year-old woman was referred to the department of dermatology because of an itching skin disorder localized in the red part of a multicoloured tattoo on the right forearm. The authors described that the patients had no other skin abnormalities or tattoo complaints. On physical examination, the author observed an elevated and partly hyperkeratotic plaque in the red area with acneiform inclusions in the dermis. Illustration is available on publishers web site via the links below.


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


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Granulomatous reaction to permanent eyebrow makeup treated with topical steroids





Granulomatous reaction to permanent eyebrow makeup treated with topical steroids

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 11/01/2018 - 11:18 am



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Title:
Granulomatous reaction to permanent eyebrow makeup successfully treated with topical steroids in combination with topical tacrolimus.


Overview:
Case report of granulomatous reaction in an eyebrow tattoo from Japan involving localised Violaceous/brown firm papules on the right eyebrow and histopathology showed scattered brownish-black colourants present in and around some granuloma. The authors noted that "although PEMU can cause several adverse reactions, similar to traditional tattoos, the risks are not fully known". Detailed illustrations available on publishers website via the links below.


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Glenohumeral Joint Sepsis after Joint Injection through a New Tattoo





Glenohumeral Joint Sepsis after Joint Injection through a New Tattoo

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 05/01/2018 - 12:55 pm



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Title:
Glenohumeral Joint Sepsis after Joint Injection through a New Tattoo.


Abstract:
a case of Propionibacterium acnes septic arthritis of a shoulder following two joint access procedures. Methodical investigation of these two procedures was performed using the Joint Commission root cause analysis matrix, which involved examination of protocols, interviews with technologists and physicians, and inspection of the procedure rooms and equipment. No procedural error or other causal factor for infection was found other than the injection through a five day-old tattoo during the first procedure. We could find no other reported cases of Propionibacterium acnes seeding a joint via ...

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Bilateral Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis Triggered by Permanent Eyeliner Tattoo





Bilateral Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis Triggered by Permanent Eyeliner Tattoo

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 30/07/2017 - 03:55 pm



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Overview:

The authors report a case of delayed onset of Diffuse lamellar keratitis (non infectious corneal inflammation) 1 week after permanent eyeliner tattooing. The patient had previously undergone bilateral laser‑assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery 10 years prior which is sometimes a complication after LASIK surgery. The authors believe this case report is the first case of DLK with such a late‑onset triggered by permanent eyeliner tattoo treatment.



Title:

Case Report: Bilateral diffuse lamellar keratitis triggered by permanent eyeliner tattoo treatment.



Industry Significance Rating:
Medium - Industry Wide Monitoring Recommended


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Vibrio vulnificus septic shock due to a contaminated tattoo





Vibrio vulnificus septic shock due to a contaminated tattoo

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 30/05/2017 - 07:14 pm



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Overview:

The authors report a lethal case of septic shock in a patient with pre-existing chronic liver disease subsequent to leg tattooing and then seawater exposure in the Gulf of Mexico.



Title:
Vibrio vulnificus septic shock due to a contaminated tattoo.


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


Publication:
BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220199.


Authors:
Hendren N, Sukumar S, Glazer CS.


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Discussion:

Clients who have major medical conditions such as ch ...

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Conjunctival Tattoo With Inadvertent Globe Penetration and Associated Complications





Conjunctival Tattoo With Inadvertent Globe Penetration and Associated Complications

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 05/03/2017 - 12:06 pm



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Overview:

The authors report a case of inadvertent globe penetration "resulting in severe inflammation, capsular lens opacity, and secondary glaucoma" following conjunctival tattooing.



Title:
Conjunctival Tattoo With Inadvertent Globe Penetration and Associated Complications.


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


Publication:
Cornea. 2017 Mar 1. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001163. [Epub ahead of print].


Authors:
Cruz NF, Santos KS, Farah ML, Felberg S.


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