Tattoo removal

Those who regret getting a tattoo have three choices: hide it, cover it with a better tattoo, or have it removed. The most effective form of tattoo removal is the use of a laser to destroy the ink itself. Multiple treatments may be needed, depending on the size of the piece and the inks used. Some tattoos cannot be completely removed with lasers, and lasers may scar some types of skin. Your best choice is prevention: don't get a tattoo you can’t live with forever.

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