Stains
Tattoo pigment

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 7 December 2015, last major update June 2005

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Definition / General
  • Usually black, non-polarizable
  • Red tattoo pigment often contains cinnabar (which has mercury in it)
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Tattoo pigment in dermis of skin, H&E stain