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Will I have permanent 'tatoo' from pencil lead under my skin?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Pencil lead tattoo
Yes you will have a permanent tattoo from a lead pencil.
I received one in 9th grade and am over 50 and i still have the pencil lead tattoo.

In brief: Pencil lead tattoo
Yes you will have a permanent tattoo from a lead pencil.
I received one in 9th grade and am over 50 and i still have the pencil lead tattoo.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Pencil lead...
...Trapped under the skin is called a traumatic tattoo.
Yes, it's permanent if not treated, but it can be removed surgically, using local anesthesia, in a doctor's office. It's a simple, quick, and relatively painless procedure.

In brief: Pencil lead...
...Trapped under the skin is called a traumatic tattoo.
Yes, it's permanent if not treated, but it can be removed surgically, using local anesthesia, in a doctor's office. It's a simple, quick, and relatively painless procedure.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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