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1. Indelible marking of the skin produced by introducing minute amounts of pigments. Tattooing is usually done to produce a certain design, picture, name, or words. When it is done by a nonprofessional, sterile procedures may not be used and hepatitis B or C or HIV may be transmitted to the consumer. The technique may also be used to conceal a corneal leukoma, to mask pigmented areas of skin, or to color skin to look like the areola in mammoplasty. 2. In radiation therapy, the induction of a small amount of indelible pigment under the skin to designate an area to be treated with radiation.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Tattooing." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766070/all/tattooing.
Tattooing. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766070/all/tattooing. Accessed May 23, 2019.
Tattooing. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766070/all/tattooing
Tattooing [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 23]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766070/all/tattooing.
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