International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015 | Rating: 6.1 / 10

Tattoo Pigment Reactions-Think before You Ink

Sugareddy [6] | Gore Vishal

Abstract: Tattooing has been practiced since ancient times. Nowadays, it is very popular among young generation. With this changing trend we are witnessing increasing number of cases with complications following tattooing. These tattoo reactions may be attributed to various contents such as metallic salt in tattoo pigment, organic dyes mixed to get various colour shades or its carrier solution. Spectrum of reaction to tattoo pigments ranges from mild nonspecific inflammation to severe reactions causing significant morbidity. In our study we found lichenoid reaction is most common tattoo reactions and red dye in the tattoo pigment has been documented to elicit more reactions.

Keywords: Complications, lichenoid reaction, red dye, tattoo pigments

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,

Pages: 255 - 259

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