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Is tattoo ink injected into the epidermis or dermis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Dermis

Henna is used on the epidermis.
Permanent tattoos are ink within the macrophages of the dermis, and even if the epidermis is lost, as in a third degree burn, they'll still be there.

In brief: Dermis

Henna is used on the epidermis.
Permanent tattoos are ink within the macrophages of the dermis, and even if the epidermis is lost, as in a third degree burn, they'll still be there.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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