People have millions of ways to express their personalities – from the clothes they wear to the car they drive or the ink on their bodies. As with cars and clothes, there are different ink colors to choose from when it comes to selecting tattoo pigment. However, not all pigments are created the same as some tattoo colors may be more difficult to remove than others.
So which tattoo color is the hardest to remove? White ink is one of the harder pigments to extract because it only reflects the laser light instead of absorbing it. If you are planning to undo white ink, remember that there is also a risk of darkening the ink instead of completely removing it.
When you visit a laser technician, the first thing to ask them is will the color of my tattoo affect the removal process? The answer is yes. Since laser treatment sessions use light wavelengths, the color of the ink will dictate how much light can be absorbed by the skin. Different colors require specific laser wavelengths so they can be removed.
Here are common tattoo colors and a short description of how difficult to extract they are:
There are two factors to consider when it comes to removing colored tattoos: one is the color of the tattoo, and the other is the type of laser utilized during the procedure.
The basic rule of tattoo removal is that the closest color to the shade of the skin is, the harder it is to undo. Some colors like black, gray, and navy absorb light better, making it easier to break the ink particle in the skin. But lighter colors like white, yellow, and neon hues can be challenging because they can only absorb a fraction of the laser.
One laser cannot be used to remove all the ink colors of your tattoo. Each type specializes in targeting different wavelengths. Here are three of the different lasers used for tattoo removal:
If you’re thinking of getting a tattoo because tattoo removal services are accessible anyway, you might have to think twice about this semi-permanent decision. While tattoo removal treatments are becoming more common, it’s not exactly an easy process, especially if you’re planning to get inked with multiple colors.
Tattoos are permanent on the skin because of the heavy metals in them, such as manganese, copper, and lead. These elemental particles can be difficult to remove without the help of lasers. Lasers heat these particles and zap them apart. They are eventually swept into the bloodstream to be engulfed by the white blood cells.
To remove the tattoo, you might need to return for two to ten sessions depending on the number of layers, size, and colors of the tattoo.
If you want to remove colored tattoos, there are three options to choose from:
Tattoos are a life-long commitment. But if you decide one day that you don’t want an inked skin anymore, go for laser tattoo removal here at Ethos Spa. Our state-of-the-art laser system can safely remove tattoos of all colors. Schedule a consultation with us now.
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