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Tattooists in the West Country to help spot skin cancer

Tattoo artists across the West Country are being asked to help diagnose people with skin cancer.

Consultants from Bristol's Southmead Hospital are educating tattoo artists in the region how to spot the warning signs of melanoma on their clients.

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, and the most prevalent skin cancer in people under 50.

The BBC's Scott Ellis reports.

  • 08 Apr 2016