Black Ink Tattoo Or Colored Ink Tattoo: Does It Matter?

The same tattoo gun was used to apply the ink, so why does ink color matter for laser tattoo removal? The answer lies in the physics that underlie the laser tattoo removal technology.

The lasers at Eraser Clinic emit pulses of light energy to penetrate the skin (deep into the dermis) and target the existing ink. The laser energy is delivered in unique wavelengths and these wavelengths determine which portions of the color spectrum are targeted and thus treated.

So, for example, a 532nm wavelength laser targets red ink in the skin and is used during laser treatments for tattoos that contain red ink. The 694nm wavelength laser is ideal for vibrant blue and green inks, so if you have either of those colors (among others), then the 694nm wavelength will be used during your treatment. The 1064nm wavelength laser is very versatile and most commonly used as it is ideal for black ink and other very dark colors.

Different lasers and wavelengths do not penetrate the skin like tattoo gun needles so they require varying technologies. No single laser can treat all ink colors effectively.

Because of this science and need for a number of laser types, the tattoo removal experts at Eraser Clinic Laser Tattoo Removal have invested in the most versatile solution to unwanted tattoos, the Astanza Trinity. Literally 99% of ink colors can be treated to full extent.

Most clinics only use one laser with limited treatment options, so people with any ink other than black may have a difficult time with removal at other places. And some “hot” new technology does not even allow for the treatment of red inks or darker skins. At Eraser Clinic we provide our clients with the ability to target every ink color imaginable.

If you are having difficulty with removal anywhere else, call us today for a free consultation. We have upgraded our technology to the most powerful, versatile laser system on the market and look forward to proving it to you.

At Eraser Clinic we are the tattoo removal experts. We offer free consultations and will happily answer any questions you may have about laser tattoo removal. So book your Free Consultation with us today at our locations in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston!