The use of the hairless guinea pig in tattoo research

Matthew A. Fox, Roger J. McNichols, Ashok Gowda, Massoud Motamedi

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The study and optimization of tattoo removal continues to be of importance in the dermatology community. Robust animal models whose skin is physiologically similar to humans and who are easily handled are desirable. To this end, we report on our experience with the hairless guinea pig as a model for tattoo research. This research was conducted as part of a larger study toward increased efficacy of laser tattoo removal. Here we report on procedures for both placement and aftercare of tattoos which result in superior tattoo quality and retention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalContemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • General Veterinary


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