We are pleased to welcome you to our society, European Society on Tattoo and Pigment research (ESTP). The society was inaugurated in 2013 in Copenhagen.

The main objectives of the ESTP are to advance academic research on tattoos, to deliver independent expert advice, to educate the medical community and other groups of professionals in all aspects of tattoos, to advance the manufacturing, distribution and sales of safer tattoo ink and to develop and support research projects, guidelines and publications.

The ESTP will organize recurring congresses in the field to secure a high level of knowledge sharing and networking.

Membership of the ESTP will give the member a number of benefits: Reduced congress fee, membership diploma as well as more benefits to be developed by the society.

We hope you will support the research in the field by joining us in the ESTP.

On behalf of the ESTP board

Jørgen Serup, MD
Professor of Dermatology
Bispebjerg University Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark



Open letter to the Tattoo Community from the ECTP 2017 Congress President

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ESTP is on now Facebook!

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The ESTP has been accepted as liaison partner with CEN - European Committee for Standardization




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"Tattooed Skin and Health"



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Highlights from ECTP 2013