Dermatologic Complications with Body Art

Tattoos, Piercings and Permanent Make-Up

  • Christa De Cuyper
  • Maria Luisa Pérez-Cotapos S

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Christa De Cuyper, Davy D’hollander
    Pages 21-48
  3. Christa De Cuyper
    Pages 49-71
  4. Maria Luisa Pérez-Cotapos S, Christa De Cuyper, Roberto Cullen
    Pages 73-99
  5. Christa De Cuyper, Maria Luisa Pérez-Cotapos S., Roberto Cullen
    Pages 101-119
  6. Christa De Cuyper, Rika Dubelloy
    Pages 121-138
  7. Evelien Verhaeghe, Christa De Cuyper
    Pages 177-201

About this book


Originally published in 2010, this book has since become one of the seminal works in the rapidly evolving field of body piercings, tattoos, and permanent make-up.  Authorities, body art professionals, and the general public have become increasingly aware of the risks associated with these practices and the need for better regulation. This second, extensively revised edition includes an update on the literature and focuses more on the epidemiology and classification of adverse reactions. In particular, it addresses recent findings on tattoo inks, their potential side effects and the initiatives being launched by regulating authorities to reduce the risks related to body art.

Dermatologic Complications with Body Art details tattooing procedures in line with the coming  European Standards on hygiene (CEN 435 in preparation-release 2018-2019) with extra attention to aftercare. The book features step-by-step video illustrations of different body-art procedures (tattooing, medical tattooing, piercing, and laser tattoo removal). Innovations including medical applications of tattooing are presented. Possible complications, including infections, granulomatous reactions, and allergies are discussed, while new insights on the pathogenesis of allergic reactions are illustrated with the help of recent research data. The book also presents the latest techniques and devices for tattoo removal, together with their risks and benefits. Richly illustrated with videos and pictures, it offers an indispensable guide for dermatologists, physicians and practitioners dealing with body art.


allergic reactions allergy epidemiology Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons cosmetic tattoos granulomatous reactions laser treatment management skin allergy dyes inks and pigments aromatic amines tattoo removal piercing permanent make-up PAH pigments

Editors and affiliations

  • Christa De Cuyper
    • 1
  • Maria Luisa Pérez-Cotapos S
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyAZ Sint-Jan BruggeOostende AVBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, Clinica Las CondesUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77097-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77098-7
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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