Have you outgrown your tattoos? If you’re no longer as fond of your 18th birthday present to yourself or just ready to rid your skin of ink, laser tattoo removal is an option.
According to new research, tattoo size, ink color and whether the patient smokes can significantly affect how effectively a tattoo can be removed with lasers.
Researchers discovered tattoos with blue, yellow or green pigments have an effective removal rate as much as 80 percent lower than tattoos containing black and red pigments. The researchers also found that patients who smoke have a tattoo removal success rate up to 69.7 percent lower than those who don’t.
Doctors tell us that in almost all patients, some residue of the tattoo can linger, which brings us to our poll. Considering these new developments and that tattoo removal can be expensive, painful and require between eight and 20 treatments, do you want to get any of your tattoos removed? Let us know why or why not below.