Dermatologic Complications with Body Art

  • Christa De Cuyper
  • Maria Luisa Pérez-Cotapos S

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Christa De Cuyper, Davy D'hollander
    Pages 13-28
  3. Maria Luisa Pérez-Cotapos S., Christa De Cuyper, Laura Cossio
    Pages 29-41
  4. Christa De Cuyper, María Luisa Pérez-Cotapos S., Laura Cossio
    Pages 43-52
  5. Christa De Cuyper
    Pages 53-60
  6. Werner Aberer, Johan E. Snauwaert, Ulf-Maria Render
    Pages 61-89
  7. Evelien Verhaeghe
    Pages 91-105
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 107-110

About this book


Body piercings, tattoos, and permanent make-up have become very popular as a fashion statement in recent decades. This book guides the reader through the world of body art. An overview is first provided of the history and epidemiology of tattoos and piercings. Subsequent chapters go on to examine in detail the materials and devices used in various forms of body art, and the techniques employed. All relevant risks and potential complications are clearly described with the aid of color illustrations. Special attention is paid to allergic reactions and the management of complications. The closing chapter examines the techniques and devices used for tattoo removal, with a particular focus on the use of different lasers.


allergic reactions allergy complications epidemiology granulomatous reactions laser laser treatment management skin allergy treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Christa De Cuyper
    • 1
  • Maria Luisa Pérez-Cotapos S
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology AZ Sint-JanRuddershove 10Belgium
  2. 2.Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Dermatology Clinica Las CondesLo FontecillaChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03291-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03292-9
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