Laser tattoo removal – a few facts about the treatment

Posted on 15 Sep, 2010

Tattoo culture has become popular with many people getting inked. Some feel that a permanent tattoo is a bad idea and want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Better career prospects, embarrassment, bad design and poor self-image are some of the reasons why many want to get rid of their tattoos.

Permanent tattoos are professionally done and are difficult to remove. Laser tattoo removal is the only procedure that is effective at removing body tattoos completely. Modern laser techniques can completely remove tattoos with minimum or no side-effects.


Laser tattoo removal involves using high-intensity laser beams that break the coloured skin pigments and eventually the small particles are flushed out of the body through its immune system. Breaking down the ink particles is necessary as the skin cannot absorb the large pigments of tattooed skin.

Ideal condition

Laser tattoo removal is the most effective method to remove dark coloured tattoos on a fair to medium skin tone. Black coloured tattoo is easiest to remove as black colour absorbs laser beams of all wavelengths. Different tattoo colours can only be treated with specific laser beams depending on the pigment colour.

Who benefits the most?

Laser tattoo removal is perfect for those who have gone for tattoo removal techniques in the past with unsatisfying results. Every tattoo is unique so laser beams of different wavelengths are required for each case.