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.
Since there is no book published from India on tattoos, this is the first-ever book on this topic. It covers history of tattoo, types of tattooing, psychosocial aspects and uses of tattooing in details. The authors have tried to cover tattoo complications and its management, and various modalities for the removal of tattoo, including lasers in details. Few chapters on safe tattoo alternative and regulations on tattoo have been covered extensively.
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 will be a valuable reference for the researchers, health professionals, and policy experts, and a useful resource for all those who have interest in tattoos.
This is first Indian book on the topic of ‘tattoos’. It includes all about tattoos, like historical aspects, composition methods, medical tattoos, complications, and its management, tattoo removal methods including lasers. It contains more than 150 images on tattoo complications and tattoo removal.