3 cases of ‘tattoo regret’ and skin cancer

Dermatologists need to be aware of the hazards, authors say
Clare Pain
Patient 1. Note the melanoma under the dragon’s head. Photo: Australasian Journal of Dermatology

Patients with extensive tattoos put themselves at risk of missing skin cancers and failure to receive suitable skin grafts, UK dermatologists report.

In a letter to the editor of the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, clinicians from Nottingham’s NHS Treatment Centre describe three patients whose tattoos landed them in serious trouble.