At Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, you can have your tattoo faded and removed through the use of laser technology. During the procedure, pulsating light is focused on your tattoo. The laser works as the ink from your tattoo absorbs the light and is broken into small pieces. As the ink begins to break up, the particles are absorbed and eliminated safely through your body’s lymphatic system. Because the laser is focused only on your tattoo, your surrounding skin tissue is left untouched and undamaged. Laser tattoo removal is a gradual process that does require multiple sessions. On average, patients require four to eight sessions depending on the size and color of the tattoo. Large, dark tattoos may require more sessions, and small, lighter tattoos may require less.