Black ink is the most common ink used in tattoos. Other colors such as red, yellow, green, orange and blue are also common. Many other colors exist, such as peach and white, along with custom color variations that are created by the tattoo artists by mixing various colors. Laser tattoo removal works by choosing a laser wavelength that will target a specific color of ink. Since the most common ink color is black ink, the most common wavelength used is called the Nd:YAG 1064. This is one of the two wavelengths that are part of the Duality laser I use at Remove A Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic. It work great on black or grey inks but often not at all on bright colors like red ink. For the reds and orange colors I use Nd:YAG 532 laser wavelength. This is the other wavelength that is part of the Duality laser.
So how do we know which wavelength to use? One easy way to look at it is that we choose a laser wavelength (or color) that is on the opposite end of the color spectrum. Ruby lasers are attracted to green, black and blue ink. The 532 Nd:YAG laser is attracted to red, brown, orange and yellow inks. The Nd:YAG 1064 is the workhorse of my laser tattoo removal clinic: it takes care of the black and blue ink. The take home is that when it comes to lasers, one size does not fit all. We use the right laser for the job to give you excellent results. Want to have your tattoo removed? Give Remove A Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic in Glendale, WI a call today at 414-617-2849. We serve the greater Milwaukee area and can help you start the process of losing your unwanted ink.