TATTOO: The Invaluable Compendium for Dermatologists

by Savitha AS, Shashikumar BM, R Raghunatha Reddy

This book focuses on TATTOO: The Invaluable Compendium for Dermatologists. Tattooing is a very old practice, which involves insertion of ink pigment of the desired color into the dermis. It is practiced worldwide, across all cultures and is becoming increasingly common in India. Furthermore, it is becoming more prevalent among rural youngsters of India due to increased enthusiasm towards newer fashion trends exposing to increased risks and complications associated with it. There is a paucity of literature on tattoo except for a few case reports and case series. This book consists of 10 chapters, which include history and epidemiology of tattoo, types of tattoos, composition of tattoo, psychosocial aspects of tattoos, uses of tattoos, complications of tattoos and its management, laser tattoo removal, other methods of tattoo removal, tattoo alternatives and tattoo regulations. Most of the complications associated with tattooing or tattoo removal have been described with relevant photographs. Also, various tips and tricks of laser tattoo removal have been described in a simple and comprehensive way. This book is a valuable reference for the researchers, health professionals, and policy experts, and a useful resource for all those who have interest in tattoos.


Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. AS Savitha
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, India
2. BM Shashikumar
Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, Karnataka, India
3. Reddy R Raghunatha Dr Raghu’s Mathapitha Skin Clinic, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
ISBN 9789352700783
Speciality Dermatology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/14244
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2018
Book Type Professional


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