Allison was twenty when she got her first tattoo. Like many young adults of her age, she had her boyfriend’s name tattooed on her left forearm without any thought of the future. And needless to say, it didn’t look very good when she ended the relationship. The only thing left to do was to get it removed.

Allison’s case is far from the only one. Many people opt for laser tattoo removal in Kansas City every day. But before you head over to get yours removed, be sure to verify these factors.

When did you get your tattoo done?

Older tattoos are easier to remove as they generally tend to fade more easily. Therefore, if you have just had a tattoo done and you feel like getting it removed, it’s going to be harder to do so. On the other hand, if it’s been a few years, it should be a lot easier. However, if the laser tattoo removal in Kansas City treatment uncovers skin changes, you might be left with a ‘ghost’ of your old tattoo.

Who did your tattoo?

Another thing to note is whether your tattoo was done by an expert or an amateur. Amateur tattoos are generally easier to remove while those done by experts are far more stubborn.

Colors matter

Different colors respond differently to different wavelengths of light. And there is no single laser that works on all dyes. The easiest colors to remove are dark green and black, while the hardest to remove are turquoise, purple, yellow and fluorescent colors.

Do you have any allergies?

Did you experience severe itching when you got your tattoo done? If so, inform your doctor before getting it removed. Using a Q-Switched laser can trigger more allergic reactions.