Tattooed Skin and Health
Editor(s): Serup J. (Copenhagen)
Kluger N. (Helsinki)
Bäumler W. (Regensburg)
Publication year: 2015
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Current Problems in Dermatology , Vol. 48
Editor(s): Itin P. (Basel)
Jemec G.B.E. (Roskilde)
X + 258 p., 110 fig., 85 in color, 25 tab., hard cover, 2015
This book discusses different aspects of the various medical risks associated with tattoos, such as allergic reactions from red tattoos, papulo-nodular reactions from black tattoos as well as technical and psycho-social complications, in addition to bacterial and viral infections. Further sections are dedicated to the composition of tattoo inks, and a case is made for the urgent introduction of national and international regulations.
Distinguished authors, all specialists in their particular fields, have contributed to this publication which provides a comprehensive view of the health implications associated with tattooing. The book covers a broad range of topics that will be of interest to clinicians and nursing staff, toxicologists and regulators as well as laser surgeons who often face the challenge of having to remove tattoos, professional tattooists and producers of tattoo ink.