Implications of Tattoos That Oral Healthcare Providers Should Consider

Mohammed A Bindakhil, Thomas P Sollecito, Eric T Stoopler

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Occasionally, a patient may present with an intraoral tattoo, such as the patient in this instance who presented with one on the lower orolabial mucosa. Both extraoral and intraoral tattooing could be considered a potential indicator of risk-taking behaviors and possible increased risk of mental health or sleep disorders in this patient population. This article discusses risks of ornamental tattooing and the role oral healthcare providers can play in early identification of possible systemic diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e10-e11
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Dental Care
  • Humans
  • Mental Health
  • Mouth
  • Risk-Taking
  • Tattooing


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