The art of tattooing, practiced for thousands of years, symbolizes the representation of a pattern on a part of the body by the insertion of ink using a needle or a pointed object. These inks are deposited in a precise space under the dermis. The dermal papillae retain the inks, so the motif remains in the dermis permanently.

The pigments inserted vary depending on the origin of the tattoo. The most frequently used components are Indian ink, coal, tallow, mineral pigments, or metal-based pigments.

Tattooing involves perforating the epidermis with the help of fine needles to introduce pigments into the skin that form a pattern. We have seen that there are a wide variety of pigments that can be used but there are also various techniques that make each tattoo a unique colour on the skin. There are two main techniques of tattooing, listed below, from the easiest to the most difficult to treat:

Amateur tattoos

Whether traditional tattoos, ethnic or ritual tattoos, these tattoos are usually made using a sharp object in iron or wood that incrust the particles of coal, minerals, or the Indian ink on a superficial level in the dermis.

Professional tattoos

Performed in a professional tattoo parlour with a gun, these tattoos are usually more complex and therefore more difficult to remove. On your consultation, our tattoo removal specialist will analyse the amount of ink, the superposition of the pigments and the depth of the tattoo. This will determine how many sessions you will require. Until today aesthetic lasers failed to treat green and blue inks, now, thanks to the technological innovation of the Picosecond laser, the Picosure erases all colours.

The technique of tattoo removal is to reduce the size of the ink particles until their complete elimination by your body.