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the introduction, by punctures, of permanent colors in the skin.
tattooing of cornea permanent coloring of the cornea, chiefly to conceal leukomatous spots.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
tattooingA term referring to the unburned, partially burned and burning propellant grains that abrade and embed in the skin, which are typical of intermediate/close/near-range entrance gun shot wounds.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
tattooingTraumatology Complex skin abrasions and wounds filled with debris, glass and dirt, resulting from being dragged along a road, common in pedestrian victims of MVAs Management Adequate debridement and often wound healing by second intention
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
tattooingDeliberate or accidental insertion of coloured material into the deeper layers of the skin. Tattooing commonly follows deep abrasions or nearby explosions. Brown or black particles buried deep in the skin cause a blue colouring. Decorative tattooing may be complicated by skin infection or allergy, HEPATITIS B, AIDS, PSORIASIS, LICHEN PLANUS and DISCOID LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS.
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