Which Colours are the Hardest to Remove when Undergoing Coloured Tattoo Removal?

Here at Think B4 You Ink, we offer the removal not only of black ink tattoos, but coloured tattoos too. Thanks to developments in technology, we are able to tackle tattoos in a many manner of different colours. Of course, a coloured ink tattoo is never going to be quite as easy to remove as a black ink tattoo, so today we’re going to look at the colours which are hardest to remove, other factors to consider and how you can book in a patch test to truly get your expectations set about what tattoo removal could mean for you.

Which Colour is the Hardest Ink to Remove?

White ink is known to be the hardest ink to remove as it reflects every wavelength, so it needs a combination of wavelengths in order for the laser technician to treat it, so that the pigment is completely removed. This doesn’t mean that it is impossible to remove white in, but it does mean that it is a far lengthier process, and because it isn’t possible to target the skin so much without damaging the skin, so more sessions are required. Whilst white ink isn’t actually that common in tattoos, for this reason most people go for a cover-up tattoo rather than the complete removal of the white ink tattoo.

What About Other Colours?

Whilst white ink is the most difficult to remove, inks including green, blue and black are amongst the easier. You’ll see an increase in requires sessions for inks such as red, orange and yellow. Typically, it could likely take at least between two to four treatment sessions for a 75% clearance of coloured inks, as well as black ink.

Other Factors to Consider

As well as the colour of the ink of the tattoo, there are additional factors to consider when thinking about how easy or hard your tattoo will be to remove, and how this will impact on the length of time you’re there and for how many sessions. These factors include the age of the tattoo, your skin’s ability to heal, and even who did your tattoo. As tattoo ink may naturally fade somewhat over time, it is actually older tattoos that are easier to remove. It can be dangerous to remove a tattoo that has been freshly completely, and so it needs to be completely healed before it can be removed. If your skin is able to heal quickly, the treatment will also be more effective, reducing the length of waiting time between treatments. Following recommended removal aftercare processes will also help the speed of your body’s recovery. Lastly, a professional tattoo will likely be harder to remove as the ink is usually denser and penetrates deeper than if it was done by an amateur tattoo artist.

Your Consultation at Think B4 You Ink

Here at Think B4 You Ink, we offer a consultation which includes a patch test from us free of charge. During this stage, we will give you an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have about tattoo removal, and give you a guide as to how many treatment sessions may be required for your tattoo removal, offering a free quotation so you are able to make your own decision with no obligation to go with us.

Contact Us

Based in Swindon, we are able to offer colour tattoo removal whether it’s a tattoo in one block colour or multi-coloured tattoos. For more information, please get in touch through our online contact form, or email us at thinkb4youink@outlook.com. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of our team directly by calling us on 01793 602 450 or visiting us during business hours. A member of our team would be please to assist you with any queries you may have for us.

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