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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL12716, tabled on 9 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tattoos have been removed at a cost to the NHS in England; and what is the total cost of such removals since 2009.

Answered on

22 January 2019

It is possible that tattoo removal procedures could be classified to a number of ‘skin excision’ codes within the OPCS-4 Classification. These procedures codes would be assigned for any type of skin excisions, for example, the removal of benign and malignant neoplasm. It is not possible to separately identify data specific to tattoo removal procedures.