Soot tattoo

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Soot tattoos are a cutaneous condition that may be a sign of drug abuse, a condition produced by injections of residual carbon on the needle after flaming of the tip.[1]

Soot tattoo in history[edit]

Soot tattoo is considered as the oldest form of tattoos. The 5300 year old Tyrolean iceman body of Ötzi, simple tattoos are notice and the researchers think that they may have served a medicinal purpose, not a decorative one.[2]

Soot tattoo still used in some countries.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ World’s oldest tattoos were made of soot