Decorative tattoos have a history dating back at least 5000 years. The desire to remove them has probably existed for just as long. If the current scenario is anything to go by, more than half the world’s population has gotten a tattoo at some point in their lives. Considering this number, the amount of people wanting to get rid of their tattoos is sure to be high. A study conducted stated that three in ten Australians have experienced tattoo regret and at least one in ten have, at some point, have looked for tattoo removal options.
While early attempts at tattoo removal have had less than desirable results with dermabrasion, salabrasion and Argon or C02 lasers leaving behind scars in place of the tattoo, the advent of Q switched pulsed lasers has made tattoo removal a far more effective procedure, permitting the removal of most tattoo inks with a very low risk of scarring.