Just like with tattooing, the best way to ensure optimal healing is to impress upon the client the importance of following the specific aftercare procedure. Due to its similarity to tattooing, Tatt2Away shares some of the same risks to the skin. This includes the extreme importance of avoiding contaminants and infection risks as well as direct sunlight exposure during healing. Just like with tattooing, if a client’s skin is prone to keloiding, it is possible for a keloid scar to develop. Failure to adhere strictly to all aftercare procedures can increase these risks. Tatt2Away technicians are trained to look for possible complications, including failure to comply with aftercare, and refuse treatment or refer a client to a dermatologist. Tatt2Away is effective on all skin color. Skin that is very light or very dark tends to be more sensitive to treatments and may take longer for pigment to return to normal after treatment. Tatt2Away does not adversely affect darker skin color like laser removal can. More important is the client’s overall health and skin condition, as well as their ability to follow directions. Lack of compliance with aftercare may compromise the results regardless of skin color or skin sensitivity. You can suggest a limited test treatment of one or more tegulae (dots) during the initial consultation. The cost of a test treatment is determined by the individual studios and is generally not included in a free consult, as a sterile treatment kit will need to be used even for a small test.