ESTP would like to thank all participants, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors who attended the 1st European Congress on Tattoo and Pigment Research (ECTP) in Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-14 November 2013.

Colleagues from all over Europe and outside working in the field of tattoo and pigment research benefitted from high level scientific presentations, networking opportunities, exchanged views and experiences. The congress offered 47 oral presentations and 17 poster presentations. More than 150 participants from 19 different countries attended the congress.

All conference abstracts are available here.

The research object tattoos, pigments, skin and health was neglected in the past. The meeting in Copenhagen was a historical start up aimed to establish a platform for future achievements in recognition of the obvious knowledge and performance gap of the field relative to the fact that several millions of Europeans are tattooed with chemical substances and products of widely unknown specification, purity and sterility exposing them to uncertainty and risks. Such situation carries known and undiscovered hazardous health effects along with benefits appreciated by the users.

Thank you once again to everybody for making the congress a great success.

The ECTP 2015 will take place in spring in Brügge, Belgium and we look forward to welcoming you!

On behalf of the Scientific Faculty and Local Organising Committee
Professor Jørgen Serup, 2013  Congress Chairman




Jørgen Serup, Professor, DMSc, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark (CV)



Nicolas Kluger, MD, Montpellier University Hospital, France & University of Helsinki, Finland  (CV)



Please find the
oral abstracts here

Please find the
poster abstracts here



Photos from ECTP2013 are available here



Congress Secretariat
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Tel: +45 7020 0305



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