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Case 1  A 19-year-old woman presented with a black crust on one part of the tattoo on her right leg (Fig. 1) which appeared after laser-assisted hair removal by an alexandrite laser (755 nm).

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Figure 1. A depressed black crust with an erythematous halo on the black part of the tattoo in Case 1, 2 weeks after laser hair removal

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Case 2  A 28-year-old man underwent laser-assisted hair removal from his back and shoulders by an alexandrite laser (755 nm), after which he developed a burn on part of the tattoo on his right shoulder and was left with an atrophic scar (Fig. 2).

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Figure 2. Atrophic, stria-like scar at the site of the black tattoo in Case 2, 6 months after laser hair removal

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