The good news is that laser tattoo removal is becoming a more acceptable way to erase past mistakes. Laser is the most popular tattoo removal method today. Beam tattoo removal usually has better results, less pain, and less scarring. However, this is not a guarantee that everything will work perfectly.
There are several reasons why people want to get their tattoos removed, but mostly due to the carelessness of young people:
Boys looking to join the military may want their tattoos removed because tattoos or any markings on the head or face are prohibited by the military (NOTE: The military may have relaxed these restrictions slightly to help tighten recruitment.)
The number of laser treatments to remove unwanted tattoos will vary depending on the ink used, how deep the ink was injected, and where the tattoo is located. Also, keep in mind that professional tattoos are much more difficult to remove than "street" tattoos.
The color of the ink is an important factor in determining how much laser treatment you will need to remove the tattoo. Black and blue tattoos are the easiest to remove, while green and yellow pigments are the hardest.
Laser tattoo removal usually requires 4 to 12 laser procedures every 5 weeks. These parameters are subject to change. Be sure to discuss this with your laser technician.