Tattoos are now mainstream. They have been for many years and will probably continue being for many to come. There’s no doubt that tattoos make a big statement about who you are, what you represent and believe in. They can tell a great story about your life or loved ones. As life goes on, interests change, and tattoos gradually lose their meaning. Or, sometimes, the tattoos might not have had any purpose at all in the first place. And the person no longer feels comfortable wearing it on their body. 

So the next big question that pops up in people’s heads is how to remove a tattoo? A search on Google can display a dozen solutions, but unfortunately, the reality is that few actually work. 

Let’s have a closer look at what tattoos are and debunk some of the most common myths. But before getting into that, it’s important to understand how a tattoo is applied onto the skin and what makes it difficult to get rid of later on in life. 

Tattoo ink is injected into the dermis, the 2nd layer of the skin. Therefore, the tattoo cannot come out on its own. It is meant to be permanent. 

Myth 1: Tattoo Removal Creams Work as Well as Laser Removal

FALSE. Tattoo removal creams can make your tattoo fade away but never remove it. At best, it can lose color and distort. Therefore, creams may not be the best solution as you don’t want to make it worse and end up with a distorted tattoo on your body. 

Myth 2: Laser Tattoo Removal Will Leave a Scar on Your Skin

FALSE. The chance of scarring is low. Scarring is normally the result of low-quality laser equipment or a lack of skills and knowledge by the specialist performing the tattoo removal session. Laser tattoo removal can make any existing scars more visible. If you have scars left from the initial tattooing session, they may be exposed.

Myth 3: Black Ink Is the Hardest to Remove

FALSE. Contrary to popular belief, darker-colored inks like black are the easiest to come out. The lighter colors like purple, turquoise, yellow and fluorescent inks are very difficult to remove as they can’t fully absorb light as the dark ones do. Different colors also call for different laser wavelengths. 

Myth 4: All Tattoos Are Easy to Remove

FALSE. Not all tattoos are easy to remove. Many things can impact your chances of removing your tattoo. The placement on the body, the colors of inks used, the age of the tattoos, the more layers, the harder it is to remove it.

If you’re planning a laser tattoo removal session or want to have more answers on how to remove a tattoo, we strongly advise you to reach out to an experienced and reputable tattoo removal service. If you’re located in Northwest Indiana, you don’t have to go too far to find a great tattoo removal place. 

Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal is located in the heart of Northwest Indiana, and we are great at handling your requests most safely and professionally. If you’re interested in tattoo removal before and after pictures, our blog section covers a lot of those. 

Give us a call at (219) 237-0044 or reach out through the contact form on our website.