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Picture of Allergic Reaction to Lipstick Tattoo

Picture of Lipstick Tattoo Allergic Reaction

Some people develop allergic reactions to tattoo pigments -- especially red pigments. The woman in this picture developed an allergic reaction to the red pigment used in her cosmetic lipstick tattoo. Tissue injury and inflammatory reactions to dyes or metals into the skin can occur. Occasionally a contact dermatitis can happen.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on August 03, 2010

Image Source: Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology"; Marc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avram; Copyright 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

Text: "Before Your Tattoo: Tattoo Types, Safety and Removal", WebMD Slideshow