Let’s face it: Some tattoos are not meant to last forever.
Whether you want to remove the name of a certain ex or you’re just not vibing with a tattoo you adored in your late teens, you may be a good candidate for a laser tattoo removal treatment.
So what exactly are the signs that laser tattoo removal may be a good choice for you?
4 Signs You’re a Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal
1. You no longer want your tattoo.
This may feel like an obvious one, but it’s important to point out. If you’re 100% sick of your tattoo, it makes you feel self-conscious, or you’re tired of getting teased about it, laser tattoo removal may be a good option for you.
2. You can commit to two to seven laser tattoo removal sessions.
It will definitely take more than one laser tattoo removal session to see complete results; in fact, you should be prepared to commit to 2 to 7 treatment sessions. These sessions are usually scheduled about one month apart, so getting rid of a tattoo can be a relatively short-term commitment.
Fortunately, each laser tattoo removal session is less than hour long, so it’s a doable ask for even the busiest individuals.
3. You have medium-to-light skin tones.
Laser tattoo removal can certainly work on darker skin tones; however, the best results are usually achieved on darker tattoo pigments within medium-to-light skin tones.
4. The tattoo is old, black, and/or done by an amateur.
Amateur tattoo artists tend to penetrate the skin more shallow than experienced artists. Also, color tattoos can be removed, but black pigment is the easiest to target. You can still fade the look of a recent tattoo, but the older the tattoo is, the easier the skin will respond to laser treatments. This is because the tattoo pigment is less dense and fresh, making it easier for the laser to target and break down the tattoo pigment.
All in all, you’re an especially great candidate for laser tattoo removal if you have an old, all-black tattoo that was done by an amateur artist.