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Photo courtesy of www.idealtattoo.com

Photo courtesy of http://www.idealtattoo.com

If you are planning to get a tattoo, do not have it done over a mole or birthmark. This can make it harder to detect the development of skin cancer.

Studies in England and Germany have shown a rise in cases of melanoma developing with tattoos. If you have a mole under a tattoo and want to have it removed, have the mole biopsied before having any kind of laser treatment.

Can you spot the moles in this picture?

To read more on this article, click on the following link:

Preidt, R. (2013). WebMD, “Tattoos can hid malignant melanomas, experts say”. Retrieved August 2, 2013, from: http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/news/20130731/tattoos-can-hide-malignant-melanomas-experts-say