Medical Q&As

Tattoo removal

How would I go about getting a tattoo removed?

The first thing you should do is visit your GP who can arrange for you to see a specialist. There are several techniques available for removing tattoos and the technique employed depends on the size and location of the tattoo. It is sometimes possible to remove a tattoo by laser. It is important to realise that some form of blemish will remain since any form of surgery will result in scar formation. There is no such thing as an invisible cosmetic repair but a properly qualified specialist would be able to remove the tattoo with results that would be acceptable to you.