1st European Congress on Tattoo and Pigment Research

The 1st European Congress on Tattoo and Pigment Research took place on 13-14 November 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

The congress aimed to expose cutting edge research on tattoos and industrial pigments ranging from basic research to clinical research including health aspects and social sciences.

The scientific programme offered, thanks to eminent experts and speakers a number of excellent sessions on tattoo epidemiology and practices, composition and safety of tattoo ink, complications of tattooing, treatment of tattoo reactions by surgery and lasers, tattoos and infection and much more. The programme included 47 oral presentations and 17 posters with the latest research in the field.

Key facts
  • 158 participants attended the 1st ECTP
  • The participants came from 19 different countries from all over the world
  • 11 companies exhibited or sponsored


Bispebjerg University Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark


Find photos from the ECTP 2013 here