AMARILLO, Tx. - As tattoo removals become more common, some people face problems. A new study finds several factors interfere with successful removal.
According to an American Medical Association study, there have been cases where tattoo colors, sizes or inks cause the process to become more difficult.
Mallory Wilson decided to get her tattoo removed and she says so far, her experience has been a good one.
"It's on the back of my neck and it always...Everybody see's it," Wilson said. "My son asks me questions about it and i don't really feel comfortable showing it to everybody."
Cheryl Haynes of the Amarillo Tattoo Removal Clinic said blue-colored tattoos are the hardest to get out.
"I can get anywhere from sixty to ninety percent of the blue out," said Haynes. "Blue is in the same light spectrum as the laser, so it has a harder time attracting to the color blue."
She says there are even inks that won't come out at all like ball point pen and everlasting.
There are different types of lasers used for different types of tattoos that's why people are recommended to do their research because there are some risks involved
"It is not a one step thing like i said it does take several months. Every appointment is thirty days apart," Haynes said. "It's very important to me and it should be very important to the client to be completely healed because that's another way to prevent scarring."
Putting ointment after treatments can also help prevent infections or burns.