Traumatic Tattoo from Battery-Operated Earrings

Mary Davis Gibney, Scott W. Fosko, Robert J. Segal

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Traumatic tattoos result from accidental deposition of pigmented particles in the dermis. Battery-operated devices should be added to the list of situations in which traumatic tattoos may arise. In this case, an iron-containing tattoo was removed by Mohs' micrographic surgery with an acceptable cosmetic result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Gibney, M. D., Fosko, S. W., & Segal, R. J. (1998). Traumatic Tattoo from Battery-Operated Earrings. Cutis, 61(1), 34-36.