Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V03180166
Laser removal of a tattoo resulted in painful skin reaction
13% of the Danish population have tattoos and of these, 16% regret. In this case report, a 26-year-old woman presented to an accident and emergency department with blisters after laser removal of a tattoo on her lower leg. The blisters were only located at the laser-treated area of the tattoo, and they were successfully treated with local steroid class 3 and sun protection. Laser removal of tattoos is often associated with blistering and other painful skin reactions.