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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 745304, 2 pages
Case Report

Dermatofibroma Arising within a Black Tattoo

Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa, Avenida Orellana s/n, Leganés, 28911 Madrid, Spain

Received 22 July 2014; Accepted 11 September 2014; Published 23 September 2014

Academic Editor: Julia Y. Lee

Copyright © 2014 Alejandro Lobato-Berezo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Many complications have been reported over tattoos, some of which are tumours, such as dermatofibromas. It is important to establish a differential diagnosis because they can resemble other malignant lesions as dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. We report the development of a dermatofibroma in a 21-year-old man with a tattoo painted two years ago.