Cosmetics Facts: Effect of Tattoos

Cosmetics Facts: True or False?

  • Question: True or False? Tattoos used to be permanent, but now lasers are an easy, reliable way to erase them.

Answer: It is False : Lasers have made it easier to lighten tattoos, but it’s not as easy or as reliable as many people think. Lightening a tattoo generally takes several treatments and can be expensive. Many tattoos can be lightened until they are much less noticeable, but usually a trace of the tattoo remains. Also, some tattoo colors are harder to remove than others. Laser treatments can turn some tattoos darker instead of lighter, or change them to a different color. The same goes for “permanent makeup” which is a kind of tattoo. It depends on what ingredients went into the tattoo ink to produce the color.

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