Medical tattooing, the new frontiers: a case of nail bed reconstruction.

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The primary objective of medical tattooing is to restore part of a patient’s physical integrity. Moreover, the procedure seeks to assist in psychological recovery from the physical and/or psychological consequences of disease, surgery or trauma. The method described in this brief note marks a step forward in the field of such tattooing. The treatment simulates reconstruction of the nail bed, as the nails of the big toes had previously been removed through a surgical avulsion procedure. This treatment, agreed with the physician and performed by a tattooist with proven experience in medical tattooing, also involved the use of specific colour nuances that resulted in an extremely realistic outcome.

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Alberto Renzoni - Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Antonia Pirrera

Alessandra Lepri

Paolo Cammarata

Rita Molinaro

Alessandro Dalla Vedova

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Renzoni, A., Pirrera, A., Lepri, A., Cammarata, P., Molinaro, R., & Dalla Vedova, A. (2017). Medical tattooing, the new frontiers: a case of nail bed reconstruction. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 53(4), 334-336. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/554
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