Congress outline - ECTP 2019

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Main topics will be:


  • Invited keynote speakers and panel discussion


  • The world of tattoos, tattooing and tattooists
  • Permanent make-up and medical tattooing, a rapidly growing business
  • Tattoo and pigment research at the cutting edge
  • Clinical complications, prevention and treatment 
  • Ink ingredients, chemical analysis and regulatory requirements
  • Industry seminars (ink manufacturers and suppliers, instrument makers)
  • Tattooist and PMU artists’ seminars
  • Tattoo removal by lasers and novel methods
  • Frequently asked questions, Q&A session for interest groups
  • Commercial exhibition

Pre-congress seminar 1st day in the afternoon.

Main congress 2nd and 3rd day with full program, and parallel sessions in the afternoons, organized by tattooists and PMU-artists.



The scientific approach to safer and most advanced pigments in tattooing by Mario Barth

Quantification of phthalates in tattoo inks in the framework of REACH official controls by Marco Famele

Tattoos and cancer - Why should anyone think about it? by Milena Foerster

Analysis of tattoo inks: Do we need harmonized methods? by Christopher Hohl

Microblading - A rise in the business of cosmetic tattoo by Diana Hvas

Tattoos and psoriasis; Embracing one stigma to conquer another by Mads Wedel Kristensen

Establishing a tattoo center and pro bono tattoo removal service in New York city by Marie Leger

EU regulation on chemicals in tattoo inks under REACH: background and next steps by Giuseppina Luvarà

Austrian tattoo artists and piercer association by Erich Mähnert

Encapsulation of the colorant acid red 51 (C.I. 45430) in lipid microparticles: effect on photodegradation by Santo Scalia

Customized interventions to increase compliance with hygiene rules by Thijs Veenstra


Main Organizers
Maurice Adatto, Congress President
Kristine Heidemeyer, Chairwoman of Local Congress Organization
Jørgen Serup, Chairman of ESTP 

Scientific Committee, organizers of the main program
Jørgen Serup (Programme Chairman; ECTP 2013), Wolfgang Bäumler (ECTP2017), Sebastiaan van der Bent (ECTP2021), Christa de Cuyper (ECTP2015), Maurice Adatto, Christopher Hohl, Michael Dirks, Lucia Bonadonna and Kristine Heidemeyer.