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Understanding Tattoos in Medicolegal Assessments





Understanding Tattoos in Medicolegal Assessments

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 07/04/2018 - 12:55 pm



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Understanding Tattoos in Medicolegal Assessments.


Abstract:
Tattoos have held different meanings throughout history, with particular significance in cultural, social, and clinical contexts. Psychiatrists have long been interested in understanding the relevance of the tattooed body in a clinical or forensic evaluation and in settling on interpretive models that hold reliable value. Some studies have indicated that tattoos may be associated with markers of high-risk behaviors, mental illness diagnosis, and personality disorders. We attempt to provide an updated and comprehensive guide for forensic evaluators, so they can incorporate the observation of tattoos into the ...

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Scarless Breast Reconstruction: Indications and Techniques for Optimizing Aesthetic Outcomes





Scarless Breast Reconstruction: Indications and Techniques for Optimizing Aesthetic Outcomes

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 07/04/2018 - 11:48 am



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Scarless Breast Reconstruction: Indications and Techniques for Optimizing Aesthetic Outcomes in Autologous Breast Reconstruction.


Abstract:
In this article the author; "reviews a cohort of 10 patients who underwent 14 autologous breast reconstructions. To achieve a reconstruction without visible breast scars, the mastectomy and autologous reconstruction are carried out through a periareolar incision. At the completion of the reconstruction, a small skin paddle is externalized through the mastectomy incision and in a subsequent stage entirely incorporated into a nipple areola reconstruction. Following completion of the breast and nipple areola reconstruction, a tattoo ...

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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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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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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.



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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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Unveiling skin macrophage dynamics explains both tattoo persistence and strenuous removal





Unveiling skin macrophage dynamics explains both tattoo persistence and strenuous removal

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 08/03/2018 - 08:57 pm



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Unveiling skin macrophage dynamics explains both tattoo persistence and strenuous removal.


Abstract:
The authors: "describe a new mouse model that exploits the pattern of expression of the high-affinity IgG receptor (CD64) and allows diphtheria toxin (DT)-mediated ablation of tissue-resident macrophages and monocyte-derived cells. We found that the myeloid cells of the ear skin dermis are dominated by DT-sensitive, melanin-laden cells that have been missed in previous studies and correspond to macrophages that have ingested melanosomes from neighboring melanocytes. Those cells have been referred to as melanophages in humans. We also identified melanophages in melanocy ...

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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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Sarcoidosis in A. C. Milan (1899)?


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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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Perceptions of Healthy Looking and Sexy Looking Brow Thickness





Perceptions of Healthy Looking and Sexy Looking Brow Thickness

by CosmeticTattoo.org on 02/03/2018 - 01:18 pm



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Perceptions of Healthy-Looking and Sexy-Looking Brow Thickness.


Abstract:
This study aims to determine which brow thickness levels were considered ideal, healthy-looking, young-looking, and sexy-looking by Koreans.
The 163 women and 38 men who visited a brow bar were asked to view illustrations of 4 brow thickness levels defined in terms of the percentage of the eye width at the lateral canthus: very thin (VTn-1/6) (16% of eye width), thin (Tn-1/5) (20%), medium (Med-1/4) (25%), and thick (Tk-1/3) (33%) and to choose which they thought were ideal, young-looking, healthy-looking, and sexy-looking.
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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


Abstract:
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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Title:
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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