I'm considering getting a tattoo. How difficult will it be to have it removed if I don't like it?

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

This depends on the color. If you are not sure, do not get light blue, green, yellow, orange or white. Stick to black, dark blue, and red ink.

Published on Mar 18, 2016

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

This depends on the color. If you are not sure, do not get light blue, green, yellow, orange or white. Stick to black, dark blue, and red ink.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Laser Treatment Center

Tattoo removal is definitely more of a process than getting the initial tattoo. When deciding if you want a tattoo, try seeing if you can get a temporary tattoo first. Live with it for a while and see if you still like it. Be as informed as you can. It is better to not get the tattoo in the first place if you are thinking you may not want it later. Tattoos are intended to be permanent and if your artist does their job well, it will be. Trying to successfully remove something that is intended to be permanent can be very difficult and may leave you with some unwanted pigment remaining in the tissue or even some scarring in the shape of the tattoo. Removal, in some cases, involves many sessions to slowly breakdown the pigments and avoid overheating the skin and avoiding the potential risk of scarring throughout the process.

Published on Mar 08, 2016

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Answered by Laser Treatment Center

Tattoo removal is definitely more of a process than getting the initial tattoo. When deciding if you want a tattoo, try seeing if you can get a temporary tattoo first. Live with it for a while and see if you still like it. Be as informed as you can. It is better to not get the tattoo in the first place if you are thinking you may not want it later. Tattoos are intended to be permanent and if your artist does their job well, it will be. Trying to successfully remove something that is intended to be permanent can be very difficult and may leave you with some unwanted pigment remaining in the tissue or even some scarring in the shape of the tattoo. Removal, in some cases, involves many sessions to slowly breakdown the pigments and avoid overheating the skin and avoiding the potential risk of scarring throughout the process.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Brooklyn Laser Tattoo Removal, Inc.

Black can be removed easiest on all skin tones. The deeper it is and denser it is, the more sessions it takes to remove. We use 3 actual lasers for all colors, except white. It's best to do your research on tattoo removal prior to getting the tattoo so that you understand which colors are easiest or hardest to remove.

Published on Mar 05, 2016

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Answered by Brooklyn Laser Tattoo Removal, Inc.

Black can be removed easiest on all skin tones. The deeper it is and denser it is, the more sessions it takes to remove. We use 3 actual lasers for all colors, except white. It's best to do your research on tattoo removal prior to getting the tattoo so that you understand which colors are easiest or hardest to remove.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Clean Slate Tattoo Removal at Vein Specialties

Removing a tattoo safely will be a long process. Areas can only be treated every 6-8 weeks depending upon how well you heal and the location of the tattoo. In the long run, it will be more costly to remove the tattoo than to apply it.

Published on Mar 02, 2016

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

Removing a tattoo safely will be a long process. Areas can only be treated every 6-8 weeks depending upon how well you heal and the location of the tattoo. In the long run, it will be more costly to remove the tattoo than to apply it.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

This depends on a lot of factors. The first is the colors. Black, blue and red ink are the easiest to remove. Light blue, yellow, orange and green are more difficult to remove. The second issue is the quality of the ink. Better, more expensive inks are more durable and more difficult to remove. This includes shiny acrylic looking ink for dark colors that has been in use for about 5 years. The density of the ink matters. Very dark ink in large patches is also more difficult to remove. Cursive writing like you find in outlines and names is generally thin and easier to remove, whereas large blobs of dark ink are much more difficult.

Published on Mar 01, 2016

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

This depends on a lot of factors. The first is the colors. Black, blue and red ink are the easiest to remove. Light blue, yellow, orange and green are more difficult to remove. The second issue is the quality of the ink. Better, more expensive inks are more durable and more difficult to remove. This includes shiny acrylic looking ink for dark colors that has been in use for about 5 years. The density of the ink matters. Very dark ink in large patches is also more difficult to remove. Cursive writing like you find in outlines and names is generally thin and easier to remove, whereas large blobs of dark ink are much more difficult.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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