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    volume editors, Jørgen Serup, Nicolas Kluger, Wolfgang Bäumler.
    Preface -- The tattooed and the social environment. The cultural heritage of tattooing: a brief history -- Epidemiology of tattoos in industrialized countries -- The practise of tattooing. Tattoo machines, needles and utilities -- The technique and craftsmanship of tattooing in the professional tattoo parlour -- Tattoo as art, the drivers behind the fascination and the decision to become tattooed -- Personal records from my tattoo parlour: deep emotions drawn as life-long pictures on the skin's canvas -- Tattooist-customer relationships in a diversified environment of professional tattooists and 'scratchers' -- Tattoos and adverse events. Tattoo complaints and complications: diagnosis and clinical spectrum -- Complications of cosmetic tattoos -- Chronic tattoo reactions cause reduced quality of life equaling cumbersome skin diseases -- Contraindications for tattooing -- Laser tattoo removal, precautions, and unwanted effects -- Nano-scale observations of tattoo pigments in skin by atomic force microscopy -- Manufacturing, materials and properties of marketed tattoo ink stock products. Manufacturing of tattoo ink products today and in future -- The realistic variables underlying true safety in tattoo pigment manufacturing -- Making innovative tattoo ink products with improved safety: possible and impossible ingredients in practical usage -- Tailored surface engineering of pigments by layer-by-layer coating -- Ingredients, chemical analysis and safety of marketed tattoo ink stock products. Chemical purity and toxicology of pigments used in tattoo inks -- Survey on european studies of the chemical characterisation of tattoo ink products and the measurement of potentially harmful ingredients -- Tattoo inks: legislation, pigments, metals and chemical analysis -- The challenges and limitations of chemical analysis of particulate pigments of very low solubility -- Photostability and breakdown products of pigments currently used in tattoo inks -- Carbon black nanoparticles and other problematic constituents of black ink and their potential to harm tattooed humans -- Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of tattoo colorants and ingredients in mouse and man: the known and the unknown -- Towards the limiting of health risks associated with tattooing: whitelists for tattoo pigments and preservatives -- Survey of studies on microbial contamination of marketed tattoo inks -- Regulation of and intervention in the tattoo business. The European landscape of national regulations of tattoo inks and businesses -- Implementation of European Council Resolution ResAP(2008)1 in Italy. National and regional regulation of tattoo practices: diversity and challenges -- EU actions to ensure the safety of tattoos and the protection of consumers -- Surveillance of tattoo-related adverse events by the EU RAPEX System and by national monitoring -- The Amsterdam model for control of tattoo parlours and businesses -- Hygiene standards for tattooists -- Hygiene standards in the tattoo parlour and practices for prevention of infection -- Seamless prevention of adverse events from tattooing: integrated strategy emphasising the customer-tattooist interaction -- Regulation of tattoo ink production and the tattoo business.
    Digital Access  Karger 2015