The removal of tattoos using lasers has been carried out for approx. 20 years. Because of the variety of different types of tattoos (e.g. amateur, professional, semi-permanent micropigmentation), it is important to find a practitioner experienced in treating a wide range. Some tattoo pigments respond well to one laser but not to another; colours like green do not respond to treatment at all.
Many people decide to get tattoos, often when they are young and impetuous, and can then go on to regret the decision later in life, especially where the tattoo features a name or symbol which they later do not want to be associated with, and which can result in psychological distress. All of this can, at worst, impact on their quality of life with regards to friends and family, or the progression of their career.
* Results of this treatment may vary from person to person.