Tattoo Removal Easier if Colored?

About two years ago, I got a black inked tattoo about 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches big on the back of my neck. Do you think it will be easier to remove then if it was in color?

Doctor Answers 1


  Black tattoos are far easier to remove than colored ones.  Curtiously, this is one of the few times in life when you want someone with little experience to be working on you as possible. Amateur tattoos are much easier to get rid of than professionally applied tatttoos.

Virginia Beach Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.