MEDICATED TATTOOS: A RECENT DRUG DELIVERY APPROACH IN MEDICAL SCIENCEAbstract
Trandermal drug delivery systems are potential sources of administrating drugs through and have certain advantages as delivering a therapeutically effective amount of drug across a patient’s skin. Medicated Tattoos is one of the upcoming approaches in transdermal drug delivery. Researches reveal that humans from the generations have used tattoos for various reasons like symbol of rank, religious/spiritual devotion, and decoration for bravery, sexual temptation as well as to express the love. In the past years, there are various reported cases of syphilis, tetanus, tuberculosis, and herpes that have been associated with tattooing. Many of these infections resulted from mixing saliva with ink or tattooists holding needles in their mouths. Medicated tattoos are becoming a very popular drug delivery system, as tattoos are trendy among adolescents. There are so many recent advancements in the field of medicated tattoos. Recently, the tattooing has been widely used as a drug delivery system in the field of medicine (corneal tattooing, gastrointestinal tattooing during endoscopy, permanent make-up tattooing, scar camouflage, or radiotherapy field was marking.