Most dermatological surgeons will agree that there is no way possible that all tattoos can be removed or that complete tattoo removal is possible. There are less than a handful of people who are willing to do tattoo removal that will say that they can guarantee you 100% removal. I would ask them to see some examples of other tattoos which they have removed 100%, compare yours to them – size, colors & location. It tends to be a lot easier to remove a small tattoo of a lady bug then it does to remove a fire breathing dragon from your arm.
There is not one tattoo removal specialist that can tell or predict what one out of hundreds of different type of ink was used. Some inks break up easier than others. The majority of newer tattoo inks tend to break up quicker and easier than older inks. When getting a tattoo you should always ask: what is the base of the ink that is being used?
The best that you can hope for with your tattoo removal is that your tattoo will become light enough, that people will only be able to know that it is there because you point it out to them and it will happen, have a look at these before and after tattoo removal images and see for yourself.
Also that you do not have any complications, if you decide to go the route of laser tattoo removal, that could lead to scaring or any sort of pigment loss in the skin, you can read more about laser tattoo removal on the FDA website.
You basically have had a guy (or girl) tattoo artist draw on your skin with a needle and ink, it was supposed to be there forever, so it is going to take a little work to get it back out of the skin. Either through laser tattoo removal or painless tattoo removal. The choice is yours in the end.
One of the more common painless tattoo removal solutions is tattoo removal balm – which has been approved by the FDA and uses dermatologist equipment to remove the tattoo painlessly and quickly with a few short treatments.