Tattoos: a review of tattoo practices and potential treatment options for removal.

  title={Tattoos: a review of tattoo practices and potential treatment options for removal.},
  author={Susan M Sweeney},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  volume={18 4},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The purpose of this review is to present an overview of tattoo practices, complications and treatment options relevant to the pediatric population. RECENT FINDINGS Tattoos are popular among adolescents for a variety of reasons and may be associated with other high-risk behaviors. Research indicates that adolescents may not comprehend potential health risks and complications that are related to tattooing. Case reports of infection, tattoo-associated dermatoses, and allergic… CONTINUE READING

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