Reference : Reactions cutanees a l'encre de tatouage.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Dermatology
Reactions cutanees a l'encre de tatouage.
[en] Skin reactions to tattoo ink
FRANCHIMONT, Claudine mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
Hermanns, Jean-François mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Dermatopathologie]
PIERARD, Gérald mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie]
Revue Médicale de Liège
Université de Liège. Revue Médicale de Liège
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[en] Coloring Agents/adverse effects ; Dermatitis, Allergic Contact/etiology ; Humans ; Tattooing/adverse effects
[en] Ritual and artistic tattoos rely on the use of numerous pigments which are not all entirely inert once placed in the dermis. The compositions of some tattoo inks are identified. However, new but less well identified compounds appear on the market. Allergic reactions can be present under different aspects. They may correspond to allergic contact dermatitis or to photodermatitis. Other reactions include allergic hypersensitivity reactions as well as lichenoid, granulomatous or pseudolymphoma reactions. Pulsed light and laser are typically used for regular tattoo removal. These procedures are not indicated in inflamed tattoos. Indeed, the pigment dispersed during photolysis may perpetuate the reaction. Pseudotattoos due to the stratum corneum staining are frequently responsible for photoeczema.

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