Many people have seen ads that claim: “Remove your tattoo quickly and easily at home!” or “DIY: Tattoo Removal Solutions.” You might’ve even seen the viral TikTok last year where a man claims he removed his hand tattoo with a salt scrub and water (it was fake); but the truth is there are no “do it yourself” alternatives that are safe or effective for removing your tattoo.
Tattoos have been around for thousands of years, with changes in ink composition and application techniques occurring gradually over the years. As tattoos have become more popular over the last few decades (with more than 29% of all people having a tattoo in the U.S.!), research has shown an increase in infections from contaminated ink.
Tattoo removal is quickly gaining popularity, but have you done research to confirm if tattoo removal is possible for your skin tone or tattoo color? Check out how different types of tattoo removal can affect your skin based on the color of your tattoo and the tone of your skin.