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U080 - Tattoo Snafus: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Monday, March 4; 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Detect tattoo complications and develop appropriate counseling plans
  • Recognize subtle signs of tattoo reactions and identify risks for other systemic health issues
  • Use evidence-based data to select the best treatment options for common tattoo complications


An estimated one-third of people in the United States between the ages of 18 and 65 have a tattoo. The contemporary popularity of tattoos has been accompanied by medical and psychological complications—including infections, autoimmune reactions, tattoo allergies, exacerbation of existing skin conditions, associated difficulties with skin cancer detection, and tattoo regret. Dermatologists are well positioned to identify, diagnose, and treat tattoo complications as well as counsel patients about tattoo safety. This session uses a case based approach to highlight diagnostic and management options and review recent literature on tattoo reactions, ink safety, and malignancy risk associated with tattoos.


  • Leger, Marie, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Monday, March 4
7:30 AM
Dr. Leger / Tattoo Snafus
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, March 4
  • Time
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Location
    Salon G
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Marie Leger, MD, PhD, FAAD