2nd European Congress on Tattoo and Pigment Research

The 2nd European Congress on Tattoo and Pigment Research took place on 28-30 April 2015 in Bruges, Belgium. 

The programme offered a number of excellent sessions on tattoo epidemiology and practices, public health issues, clinical complications of tattooing, therapy and laser removal of tattoos and much more. This year, the congress started with a Pre-Congress Seminar, held on 28 April, with a focus on coming EU Regulations on Tattooing. Keynote speakers from the EU, the tattoo ink producers and the European Society of Tattoo and Pigment Research (ESTP) were present. 

The programme included 47 oral presentations and 11 posters with the latest research in the field.

Key facts
  • 160 participants attended the 2nd ECTP
  • The participants came from 23 different countries from all over the world
  • 10 companies exhibited or sponsored


AZ Sint-Jan
Bruges, Belgium



Find photos from the ECTP 2015 here