Why Ink Color Matters for Laser Tattoo Removal

Why Ink Color Matters For Laser Tatoo Removal

Tattoo art has come of age in recent years. Tattoos are no longer just for rock stars and rebels. People from all walks of life have had themselves inked for a variety of reasons. Some get a tattoo to celebrate a milestone in their lives, others to keep a loved one’s memory alive. Still others get a tattoo for the sheer love of the art.

There are also a number of reasons why people may want to have a tattoo removed. At Body Details, we provide safe and permanent tattoo removal using state-of-the-art FDA-approved laser devices.

It is important for consumers to know that there are different types of instruments that can be used to remove tattoos. These devices have varying degrees of success (or failure) in tattoo removal. Part of that has to do with the ink color of the tattoo.

The Role That Ink Color Plays in Tattoo Removal

Customers who undergo tattoo removal are surprised when they feel varying sensations as the different colors of their tattoos are removed.

Keep in mind that colored light has different wavelengths. For example, yellow has a wavelength of about 570 nanometers (nm) while blue has one of 475 nm and red has a wavelength of 650 nm.

Devices used to remove tattoos emit different kinds of light. A device emitting a green light will be ineffective in removing green ink because the ink will not absorb the laser energy. The absorption of the energy is what shatters the ink and causes it to fade over time. However, a device emitting green light can be very effective in getting rid of blue ink because the blue color has a different wavelength. It will easily absorb the laser energy emitted by the device, causing it to break down and eventually fade.

The True Lasers at Body Details

Body Details uses FDA-approved True Lasers to remove your tattoo. We can successfully remove all tattoo colors and guarantee our work for life. Not only do we completely remove your tattoo, but we return your skin to its original condition. After completing our treatments, there will be no evidence left of the tattoo that was once there, and your skin will look fresh and untouched.

Here at Body Details, we are committed to helping our clients engage life in full confidence by being in control of their appearance. Schedule a free consultation today and let us know how we can help.