Can this be removed?

I got a tattoo about a year ago on the crown of my head. love it, but am having worries about it because I am starting to lose my hair and soon it will not be something that is 'just for me'. 6" diameter/very colorful. Money is not a factor.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (3)


Answered by Brooklyn Laser Tattoo Removal, Inc.

Most likely, yes. Perhaps ink is triggering an allergic reaction. If so, removal may exacerbate it. But once removed, perhaps the hair will come back. See studies on Thymuskin for hair regrowth of recent hair loss. Rebounding may help, as might biotin.

Published on Feb 24, 2016

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Answered by Brooklyn Laser Tattoo Removal, Inc.

Most likely, yes. Perhaps ink is triggering an allergic reaction. If so, removal may exacerbate it. But once removed, perhaps the hair will come back. See studies on Thymuskin for hair regrowth of recent hair loss. Rebounding may help, as might biotin.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Change of Art Laser Tattoo Removal

Yes, however there may be some risk of hair loss with the q-switch laser. The q-switch laser delivers energy in the epidermal layers of the skin, where the tattoo ink is placed and is not intended to penetrate into the dermis, where the hair follicles are structurally. I recommend finding someone in your area who has experience with tattoo removal and uses q-switched lasers and believe you will be able to have this tattoo safely removed.

Sharon Blondeau, BSN, RN, MHA

Published on Jan 10, 2012

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Answered by Change of Art Laser Tattoo Removal

Yes, however there may be some risk of hair loss with the q-switch laser. The q-switch laser delivers energy in the epidermal layers of the skin, where the tattoo ink is placed and is not intended to penetrate into the dermis, where the hair follicles are structurally. I recommend finding someone in your area who has experience with tattoo removal and uses q-switched lasers and believe you will be able to have this tattoo safely removed.

Sharon Blondeau, BSN, RN, MHA

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Clean Slate Tattoo Removal at Vein Specialties

You should have a consultation with an experienced medical office that treats tattoos and understand skin physiology. The skin where your tattoo is located is thinner and over bone. Care needs to be taken while treating this region. Estimating the cost can only be done in person. It takes multiple treatments, and they should be spaced longer than the typical 6 weeks we normally wait. You should also be aware that you may have to shave your head for the treatments.

Published on Jan 10, 2012

Answered by Clean Slate Tattoo Removal at Vein Specialties (View Profile)

You should have a consultation with an experienced medical office that treats tattoos and understand skin physiology. The skin where your tattoo is located is thinner and over bone. Care needs to be taken while treating this region. Estimating the cost can only be done in person. It takes multiple treatments, and they should be spaced longer than the typical 6 weeks we normally wait. You should also be aware that you may have to shave your head for the treatments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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