Tattoo pigment

Topic Completed: 1 June 2005

Revised: 8 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2015,, Inc.

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Tattoo pigment. website. 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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