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If you have a tattoo, you may be wondering if laser hair removal is a good idea considering tattoos can also be removed with a laser treatment. In their latest article “Can You Get Laser Hair Removal Over a Tattoo? We Investigate”, Byrdie asks Dr. Green common questions and what your options are for hair removal if you have a tattoo. With the rise of at-home IPL hair removal devices, caution is required as it is not suitable for everyone.

Laser Hair Removal

Unfortunately, if you have a tattoo, laser hair removal is not advised. Dr. Green states “the laser will detect and target the pigment in the tattoo ink instead of the hair, which can result in a burn, pain, and damage to the skin and tattoo”. Should you really wish for a permanent hair removal option, you may need to remove the tattoo first.

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