Revolutionise Your Tattoo Removal For Black Ink With These Easy-Peasy Tips

A moment of defeat can come when you get a tattoo that you’re not happy with. You have invested a lot of money, undergone painful tattooing, and now you have a tattoo you don’t like. 

Fortunately, laser tattoo removal is a somewhat well-established and effective method of erasing and fading tattoos.

The best, safest way to permanently remove ink is typically through laser tattoo removal.

But how can the laser eliminate the ink injected beneath the skin layers? 

How well does laser tattoo removal work, and does the tattoo’s colour matter?

At Pearl Lemon Tattoos, we will tackle some of the crucial concerns you may have.

With our tattoo artists, you get perfect and safe tattoo removal. Get in touch with us today. 

Let’s get started without further ado!

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Factors Affecting Tattoo Removal Procedure

The qualities of the tattoo are the main determinants of how many treatments you will require. Thus they are primarily outside of your control. 

In the following sections, you may learn more about the effects of each of those factors on the likely number of sessions and length of your tattoo removal experience.

Age Of Tattoo

The most critical factor influencing how many sessions you will require is the duration of your tattoo.

Ink in older tattoos has been destroyed more so than newer ones since your immune response has been battling older tattoos for years. Older tattoos commonly occur faded and less “sharp” than more recent ones, even before starting treatment.

The ink’s molecular integrity also deteriorates over time, making laser treatment easier.

More original ink will still be present in newer tattoos, requiring more removal sessions.

Recent tattoos require the tattoo to heal entirely throughout all layers of skin before the ink is an excellent target for the laser. You will obtain minimal results and dramatically increase your risk of side effects if you start laser therapy before your tattoo has fully healed.

Depending on the tattoo’s design, the healing process can take three to six months.

Position Of The Tattoo

One of the most significant determinants of the number of treatments you will require is the location of your tattoo. The dispersal and removal of the broken ink particles during laser tattoo removal depend on the lymphatic and vascular systems of the body. 

Your white blood cells are responsible for removing the ink particles from your body through your lymph nodes and normal bodily waste processes. 

As a result, laser treatments on specific body regions (head, neck, and upper torso) will have a quicker effect than tattoo removal on other body parts(lower limbs, hands, and feet).

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Ink Colour And Type

Another crucial factor that will affect how many laser sessions you require is the colour of your tattoo.

The excellent absorption of black ink’s 1064nm (white) laser wavelength makes it the most straightforward and quickest colour to remove. 

Since black ink is the only ink colour with a laser wavelength precisely opposite, it is absorbed and removed more effectively than any other ink colour. 

Lighter ink colours, including red, orange, yellow, and pink, can easily be treated with the 532nm laser wavelength and often require the same number of treatments as black ink.

With the 694 nm (Ruby) laser wavelength, other colours, including blues, greens, and purples, are also easily erasable but usually take considerably longer than black and lighter ink. 

Some lighter colours, such as white or skin tones, will frequently respond very slowly, requiring further treatments. In some situations, these lighter colours may even be impossible to erase. 

You must pick a facility, like Vanishing Ink, with the spectrum of laser wavelengths necessary for effectively treating the wide range of colours you may include in your tattoo.

There haven’t been many rules surrounding tattoo ink’s constituent parts and disclosure of those parts until lately. 

Tattoo ink manufacturers frequently use various substances, including lead, chromium, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, ash, carbon black, bone black, carbon, and even some forms of polymers. 

These latter components are intended to increase tattoos’ brightness, fluorescence, or sun resistance.

Unfortunately, some of these components are large enough to be difficult for human bodies to absorb and are not laser-responsive. In these circumstances, such inks could require numerous treatments to remove altogether.

Generally speaking, tattoo inks that are deeper and less vivid tend to have simpler chemical makeups that are easier to wash off.

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Skin Tone

Laser treatments typically work faster on lighter skin tones than on darker skin. Melanin is a pigment found in darker skin and treated by the laser as any other pigment. 

Consequently, we employ lower laser settings for darker skin tones to prevent altering the skin’s natural colour. 

There are still ways to erase tattoos from dark skin without harming pigmentation, despite the necessity for further procedures. Fewer treatments will be necessary for you if your skin is lighter.

Treatments In The Past Or Pre-Existing Scarring

Sadly, not all lasers are made equal, and many clinics still employ subpar methods and equipment. In the same way, not all laser operators are experts, and even a suitable laser can be hazardous for an inexperienced user.

Treatments at such clinics risk leaving scarring and altering the skin’s texture in addition to being ineffective, making it harder to remove the tattoo even with a suitable laser and experienced hands.

Scarring can occasionally result from amateur or untrained tattoo artists applying the ink too deeply or moving the needle across the skin too quickly. 

It frequently results in a tattoo with elevated and glossy areas, which slows the removal process and probably needs more treatments.

The good news is that Pearl Lemon Tattoos has a lot of experience treating tattoos like these and can frequently finish removals that have already begun at subpar clinics. 

We invested in expert artists to help in situations like these because it breaks down any scar tissue that may already be there, makes it easier to remove any remaining ink, and enhances the skin’s overall quality.

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Get A Safe Tattoo Removal With Pearl Lemon Tattoos

Finding a trained specialist is essential for safety and efficacy, regardless of your selected tattoo removal procedure.

A professional dermatologist is ideal to talk to before getting started, primarily if they specialise in aesthetic procedures. 

An expert dermatologist can point you in the direction of the most acceptable choice given your situation. If necessary, they can also suggest a surgeon or other specialist who can do the treatment.

With Pearl Lemon Tattoos, you get a tattoo removal experience that is entirely safe for you!

Book an appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Usually, laser tattoo removal causes some level of discomfort. However, many clients claim it doesn't hurt as badly as they thought.

Contrary to widespread assumption, tattoo removal is usually not as painful as getting a tattoo, according to most patients. A rubber band snapping across the skin or bacon grease are two common descriptions; it's painful but tolerable.

Yes, we can help people who want to have their tattoos revised.

Every tattoo removal professional will come across clients who want their tattoos modified rather than removed.

Our expert tattoo artists are qualified for tattoo removal and had a tattoo at some point in their life because they enjoyed them so much.

Most individuals can anticipate experiencing side effects throughout the tattoo removal procedure. The immune reaction has a few adverse effects that aid in removing the ink from the skin.

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