Tattoos have been around for quite some time now. The idea of getting the body inked with symbols and pictures has become very popular. However, it should be noted that these tattoos can become a hindrance, especially when you have a job interview lined up. It is also a known fact that many teenagers have tattoos in their quest to ‘fit in’. However, it is only at a later stage in their life that they realise the mistake and try to get rid of them.

While there are many ways by which you can get rid of a tattoo, laser tattoo removal is widely considered to be one of the most effective procedures available. Contrary to popular belief, laser tattoo removal is a highly sophisticated procedure. Laser tattoo removal is safe and virtually painless.

The procedure

The lasers in this procedure are extremely fine and hence can only penetrate the upper layer of your skin. The lasers then target the ink embedded in the skin and degenerate it. This degeneration causes the tattoo ink to be absorbed by the body over time thereby getting rid of your tattoo once and for all. It should be noted that coloured tattoos will take longer to disappear compared to the traditional black inked tattoo. Some of the other factors that affect the removal duration include the colours used and the overall size of the tattoo.

Laser tattoo removal is a simple procedure. There are no known side effects. Redness and swelling are common and can be treated effectively with the help of ice packs.