1. The use of etching acids such as nitric or sulfuric acid
It can be used to remove the ink in small tattoo.
2. Surgical Removal
In case the tattooed skin is very small or not an important position, the physician will remove those skin areas and suture wounds.
3. Dermabrasion to remove the skin or tattoo ink
Sandpaper can be used to scrub the tattoo. This method requires sandpaper with special properties and sterile. In addition, a high-speed rotary device that has an abrasive wheel or brush can be used to remove the tattoo ink away from the skin.
4. Laser Surgery
It is very popular nowadays as it has a good performance and safe as well as gives a define result. It can be used in both small and large tattoos. The laser energy goes down to the skin so that the ink will be divided and excreted from the body. Before laser tratment, a dermatologist will select the laser type which is suitable for each type of tattoo. Laser tattoo removal is effective for multi-colored tattoos, but, overall, it is suitable for removing dark-toned ink such as black. In term of light-toned inks such as light blue, yellow, red and white, they are more difficult to be erased and required multiple treatments. For the number of the laser tattoo removal, it depends on the type of ink color, the amount of ink color, and the method of tattooing.