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Tattoos – more than just colored skin? Searching for tattoo allergens

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Weiß, Katharina T. ; Schreiver, Ines ; Siewert, Katherina ; Luch, Andreas ; Haslböck, Birgit ; Berneburg, Mark ; Bäumler, Wolfgang
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 30 Jul 2021 12:26

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During tattooing, a high amount of ink is injected into the skin. Tattoo inks contain numerous substances such as the coloring pigments, impurities, solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives. Black amorphous carbon particles (carbon black), white titanium dioxide, azo or polycyclic pigments create all varieties of color shades in the visible spectrum. Some ingredients of tattoo inks might be ...


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