Desmoplastic intradermal spitz nevi arising within red tattoo ink
- Author(s): Saunders, Blair D
- Nguyen, Mimi
- Joo, Jayne S
- Konia, Thomas H
- Tartar, Danielle M
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D32411042002
Tattoos present a diagnostic challenge for dermatologists. Various reactions to tattoo have been identified in the literature ranging from allergic, to infectious, to neoplastic. Of the neoplastic cases identified, it is unclear whether the tattoo ink was directly causative, or if the cases were merely coincidence, as the number of cutaneous malignancies has also been on the rise. We present a novel case of two desmoplastic intradermal Spitz nevi arising within red tattoo ink.