Is it easier to remove a tattoo outline only?

I started a tattoo about 4 months ago. It is only the black outline, no shading or color. It is relatively thin. I no longer want to have the tattoo and am wondering if removing the tattoo would be easy or require less sessions since it is only an outline.

Doctor Answers 1

Removing tattoo outline

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Thank you for the question. Yes, an outline is easier to remove than multiple layers of tattoo ink with colors.

The best way to remove a tattoo with minimal chance of scarring is to have Laser tattoo removal. Q switched Nd:YAG lasers, such as the RevLite Laser, are excellent for removing tattoos. The Picosure Laser is also very good.

Multiple treatments are usually necessary and depend on several variables:

    ·Your skin type

    ·Location of tattoo

    ·Amount of ink

    ·Color(s) of ink

    ·Layering of ink

    ·Presence or absence of scar from the tattoo

Seeing a board certified physician experienced in laser tattoo removal should be able to give you an estimate of the total number of treatments needed.

Cost of tattoo removal will depend on the size of the tattoo and the total number treatments needed.

To see what is right for you and to get more information, see two or more licensed physicians in your area for a consultation to have all your questions answered and to get the proper estimates.

I hope this helps.

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