Atypical Tattoo

An atypical tattoo is one that is different for a number of reasons, making laser tattoo removal slightly more difficult. Those with an atypical tattoo should mention that information when contacting a licensed medical clinic about laser tattoo removal treatments. An atypical tattoo may include the following attributes.


Certain areas of the body are more sensitive, making removal more difficult. Locations that would be considered atypical tattoos include the following.

  • The inside of the lip
  • Genitals
  • Eyelids
  • Head
  • Earlobe
  • Lips
  • Eyeball
  • Palm of hands
  • Bottom of the feet

Mycobacteria Infections

This is a rare bacterial infection that occurs after getting a tattoo. These asymptomatic erythematous papules and pustules, crusty formations that delve deep into the layers of the skin, are caused by unsanitary conditions. Often, they will permanently distort the tattoo and leave scars. Even with antibiotics, this kind of bacterial infection is difficult to cure and takes months to improve. Since the bacteria lie deep within the layers of the skin, laser tattoo removal has to wait until the infection clears up.