For safety reasons, tattoos should never be placed on pigmented
lesions and that if they are, excision should occur before starting
laser tattoo removal.
An unintended consequence of laser tattoo removal in a 29-year-old
man was a diagnosis of malignant melanoma, according to a German case
laser specialists had been unable to fully evaluate potential
melanomatous changes in the nevus clinically because of the presence of
black ink pigments, they explained online in JAMA Dermatology.
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