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(ta-too′ĭng )

[Tahitian tatau]

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.


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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 July 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 July 23]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766070/all/tattooing.
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