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I was stabbed with a pencil when I was a child, and the black dot in my skin hasn't gone away?
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Traumatic tattoo
The carbon graphite in the pencil has left behind a traumatic tattoo.
It can lighten or fade with time but may leave behind a permanent tattoo. It can be removed surgically or with a laser.

In brief: Traumatic tattoo
The carbon graphite in the pencil has left behind a traumatic tattoo.
It can lighten or fade with time but may leave behind a permanent tattoo. It can be removed surgically or with a laser.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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