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Ann Dermatol. 2009 February; 21(1): 92–94.
Published online 2009 February 28. doi:  10.5021/ad.2009.21.1.92
PMCID: PMC2883382

Facial Verruca Plana That Developed after Semipermanent Tattooing

Jae Yoon Jung, M.D., Hyo Seung Shin, M.D., Chong Hyun Won, M.D., and Soyun Cho, M.D.corresponding author


Tattooing is becoming more popular around the world. As a result, the reported complications of tattoo are increasing. Local inflammation, infection and allergic reactions are the most common adverse effects. We report here on a healthy 39-year-old woman who developed multiple verruca plana lesions after undergoing semipermanent tattooing. The tattooing had been done 1 year earlier by an amateur.

Keywords: Tattoo, Verruca plana

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