Stains
Tattoo pigment


Topic Completed: 1 June 2005

Revised: 8 March 2019

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PubMed Search: tattoo pigment[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Tattoo pigment. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stainstattoo.html. Accessed September 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Usually black, non-polarizable
  • Red tattoo pigment often contains cinnabar (which has mercury in it)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Tattoo pigment in dermis of skin, H&E stain

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