Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors of the tattoo with a high-intensity light beam. Our bodies then gradually eliminate the smaller fragments of the ink. Depending on the size and color of your tattoo, the number of treatments will vary. Black tattoo pigment is the easiest to treat. Other colors, such as red, green, yellow, orange and blue are more difficult and require different wavelengths of laser light to remove them. Because each tattoo is unique, removal techniques must be tailored to suit each individual case and should be performed by a skilled, Board Certified Physician. Patients with previously treated tattoos may also be candidates for laser therapy. Tattoos that have not been effectively removed by other treatments or through home remedies may respond well to laser therapy providing the prior treatments did not result in excessive scarring.