Can tattoos be removed?
There are several methods available for tattoo removal, but always consult a physician, surgeon or dermatologist first. Successful removal depends upon a variety of factors including the type of ink, depth of ink, intensity of color, and the age of the tattoo. Never attempt to remove a tattoo yourself!
Thomas J. Berger, Ph.D.; Former Human Development & Family Studies Specialist, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension
Last update: Thursday, February 21, 2013