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Correspondence
October 2006

Adverse Effects of Cosmetic Tattooing: An Illustrative Case of Granulomatous Dermatitis Following the Application of Permanent Makeup

Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(10):1361-1375. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.10.1364-a

The increasing number of reports of adverse reactions caused by cosmetic tattoo pigment1,2 should “ring the warning bell.” To help prevent these negative effects, perhaps consultation with a dermatologist should be demanded by medical associations before permanent makeup is applied, thus giving evidence-based medical information about possible adverse effects of this popular cosmetic procedure, even if it is mainly offered in nonmedical institutions.

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