The answer to these questions is affected by numerous factors. Only a consultation with an experienced professional can provide you with an accurate answer. Age and location of the tattoo, colors, density of ink, the type of ink used on the tattoo, as well as the skin tone and sensitivity of the client all factor into the art and science of tattoo removal.
Color of the Tattoo
In the past, certain blues and greens of tattoos were not easy to remove. This is now only an issue for outdated technology. In general, black, brown and dark blue inks are easier to remove. Red, orange, yellow, and greens — and the increasingly popular white inks — are some of the hardest to remove completely. In fact, a few years ago it would have been impossible to remove some tattoos made up of these colors. Now, with the state of the art PicoSure® laser, these stubborn inks can often be removed without a problem. The PicoSure® laser treats at three different wavelengths: 532nm, 755nm, and 1064 nm, making it ideal for removal of the full spectrum of tattoo ink colors.