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medical tattoo

Anthropology
A practice among some primitive cultures regarded as a precursor of acupuncture. The oldest known medical tattoo was found on Otzi, a 5000-year-old mummy found in the Tyrolean Alps, on whom a series of lines appeared on skin overlying vertebral joints which had severe arthritis.

Cosmetic medicine
(1) Any cosmetic procedure that is used to simulate natural pigmentation of the skin and meant to hide hypopigmented areas, as occur in vitiligo or scars, by placing dots of pigment in a hypopigmented area, or to simulate a tissue that was excised for medical reasons (e.g., the areola, the original of which was removed during mastectomy, in particular for Paget’s disease of the nipple).
(2) Cosmetic tattoo, see there.
 
Medspeak
A tattoo that conveys medical information about the wearer—e.g., penicillin allergy, blood group, etc.—which is of particular importance in preventing anaphylactic reactions or need for a special therapy.
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Burke based the choice of a new laser system on his extensive research and experience with medical tattoo removal laser systems.
A medical tattoo informs paramedics and emergency room doctors that a patient takes a certain medication, such as warfarin (Coumadin), has an illness, such as diabetes or hemophilia, or is allergic to certain medications, such as penicillin.
If you are thinking about getting a medical tattoo, consult your physician first.
Specifically, patients who want a medical tattoo need guidance on how to get it safely, where it should be located on their body and what it should look like.
Accordingly, the medical community must take seriously the opportunity and responsibility to establish medical tattoo guidelines.
Weston's procedure is a medical tattoo process known as ACHM[TM] (Artistry Concepts Hybrid Method).
The clinic is run by Dawn O'Neill, an expert in aesthetics and cosmetic and medical tattoos, who thought the busy business park would be an ideal setting for her new venture.
Maybe we need to go for medical tattoos for and against and also a warning tattoo if one has Aids / HIV so hospital staff have prior warning.
A Medical tattoos, which inform paramedics and emergency room doctors that a patient takes a certain medication or has an illness or allergy, are becoming more popular.
The American Medical Association doesn't specifically address medical tattoos in its guidelines, but if you decide to proceed with your tattoo, ensure it is visible and that the meaning is clear.
Medical tattoos either serve as warnings for first aid providers of a person's medical condition or cover a scarred portion of the body.
Unlike body art, medical tattoos are acceptable in the UAE because they serve as warnings for first aid providers or help conceal bad scars.
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