Tattoo-linked lesion a dead ringer for SCC

Vigilance is needed for a skin lesion that may arise soon after someone has a tattoo and can be difficult to distinguish from SCC, dermatologists say.

Eruptive keratoacanthomas may be due to a hypersensitivity reaction to the tattooing process, especially red ink, say Queensland clinicians who describe two recent cases that were referred to them by GPs.

According to their report, the eruptive nodules occurred within two weeks of having a new tattoo and were