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Tattooed Skin and Health

Editor(s): Serup J. (Copenhagen) 
Kluger N. (Helsinki) 
Bäumler W. (Regensburg) 

Status: available   
Publication year: 2015
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This book belongs to
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
Status: available   
ISSN: 1421-5721
e-ISSN: 1662-2944

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'Tattooed Skin and Health' … sets a new benchmark. This interdisciplinary volume has been written by academics and professionals who are experts in their fields and convincingly present research-based solutions to the medical, chemical and technical questions which arise if one engages with health- and skin-related aspects of tattooing.

Igor Eberhard
Translated from Curare, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2015

With about 10–20% of the adult population in Europe being tattooed, there is a strong demand for publications discussing the various issues related to tattooed skin and health. Until now, only a few scientific studies on tattooing have been published.

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.