Tattoos Can Delay Skin Cancer Detection. How to Keep Your Tattooed Skin Cancer Free!

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Be Inked and Be Safe!

I can’t tell you how many times I have gone to the dermatologist and he or she raises an eyebrow when they see my tattoos. I have come to understand it has nothing to do with the esthetics of the work or the social connotations that may come with having ink, but rather the clinical reasoning that it makes it more difficult to determine skin abnormalities that reside beneath the tattoo.
Well, there are steps you and your artist can take to keep your much cherished body art from being anything more than a positive form of self-expression and not a health issue.

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