In vitro quantitative chemical analysis of tattoo pigments.

  title={In vitro quantitative chemical analysis of tattoo pigments.},
  author={Anthony Louis Timko and Charles H Miller and F. Brent Johnson and E Ross},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  volume={137 2},
BACKGROUND The composition of cosmetic tattoos might prove relevant to their treatment by high-powered lasers. OBJECTIVES To test the accuracy and completeness of information supplied by the tattoo ink manufacturers and to perform an elemental assay of tattoo pigments using scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive x-ray analysis. DESIGN Samples of 30 tattoo inks were examined using "standardless" energy-dispersive spectrometry. This technique uses quantitative electron x-ray… CONTINUE READING
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