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Picture of Allergic Reaction to Lipstick Tattoo

Picture of Lipstick Tattoo Allergic Reaction

Pigments in tattoo ink may cause allergic reactions in some people. The red pigment may trigger more of these reactions. The woman in this photo is experiencing an allergic reaction to lipstick tattoo. Reactions to metals or dye in tattoo ink may provoke reactions. Sometimes contact dermatitis may occur.

Image Source: Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology"; Marc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avram; Copyright 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

Text Reference: U.S. Food & Drug Administration: "Tattoos & Permanent Makeup: Fact Sheet"