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The removal of amateur tattoos by salabrasion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  534615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Due to the recent upsurge in self-inflicted tattoos in teenagers it was decided to employ for their removal the method of salabrasion, i.e. abrasion with table salt. This technique was recently used by Manchester (1973, 1974) for the removal of commercial tattoos. Fourteen patients with twenty-eight tattoo or only tiny flecks of pigment remaining visible; eleven showed a fair response, i.e. the tatoo, although much lighter in colour, was still legible but the patient was satisfied with the result; three showed a poor response, i.e. the tattoo appeared as if untreated; four (two patients) defaulted. In general, as could be expected, the darker the tattoo the more difficult was its removal and those on fingers were particularly resistant.
A M Strong; I T Jackson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0007-0963     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1979 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-05-23     Completed Date:  1980-05-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  693-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Self Mutilation / therapy*
Sodium Chloride / administration & dosage*,  therapeutic use
Tattooing* / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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