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Tattoos and skin health: melanoma, rashes and infection risk

Advice for nurses on adverse reactions to inking, and how to screen for skin cancer as sleeve and large-scale tattoos soar in popularity

Advice for nurses on adverse reactions to inking, and how to screen for skin cancer as sleeve and large-scale tattoos soar in popularity

  • Increased popularity of tattoos means nurses should be aware of common skin complaints arising around tattoo sites
  • Tattoos that cover large areas of the body can make it difficult to detect skin changes associated with infection, or skin cancer lesions
  • Advice on potential skin issues that result from tattooing, how to treat them, what to look for when screening for skin cancer and resources for nurses

With the ever-growing popularity of tattoos comes the need to understand the implications for skin health, which can range from minor irritation to the

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