Half a year ago, a new concept was realised in the centre of Graz that would break new ground. A pioneering symbiosis of plastic/aesthetic surgery and tattoo art has been developed through the centre MARA, which is short for medical aesthetic research academy. At MARA, patients benefit from state-of-the-art technology and a team of top experts in the various fields in which it practices. Many months ago, the project was brought to life by plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Rappl and the international tattoo artist Mario Barth. Graz became the new home of MARA, the innovative centre for medical aesthetics. The pillar of this new concept is the synergy between reconstructive surgery and medical tattooing.