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Treatment to remove a tattoo is not always successful. There are many
ways to try and remove tattoos, including:
There are several reasons tattoos are hard to remove. Tattoo
inks aren't regulated for color density, and the ink is pierced into the skin
at different depths. Color also affects how the tattoo fades. Dark blue and black tattoos are the
easiest to fully remove, while green and yellow tattoos are the hardest. It may
take several sessions or several different types of treatments to remove your
Do not try any home techniques for tattoo removal, such as the use of a hot
cigarette or heated coat hanger. The scarring and
infection rates are very high with these methods.
If you have a tattoo that you would like to have removed, talk with
your doctor about what steps you should take. The cost of tattoo
removal may not be covered by insurance.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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