Usually the result of a trauma that embeds a foreign substance, such as dirt, in the skin.
There are many factors that determine the outcome of tattoo removal. These include:
- Patient's age
- Skin type
- Type of tattoo
- Age of the tattoo
- Color of the tattoo
- Size and depth of the tattoo
- Whether the tattoo was performed by a professional or an amateur
Laser removal of tattoos breaks up the color without damaging normal skin. The body then removes the pieces of pigment without leaving a scar, as previous tattoo removal methods did. Multiple treatments may be necessary.