The Hardest Tattoo Colors to Remove


At New Life Laser we make every effort to be upfront and honest with all of our customers. Our state-of-the-art Picoway laser makes removing tattoos easier than ever before. BUT, it should be noted that some tattoos will inherently be much more difficult to remove with laser treatment than others. These tattoos will require additional treatments or may only have a 75% fade success. Color of ink is a huge factor in the ability to remove a tattoo. Generally speaking:

Easiest Colors

  • Black
  • Dark Blue
  • Dark Green
  • Dark Purple

Difficult Colors

  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • White*

So you can see a theme here. The darker the tattoo, the more likely it is that the laser will be able to detect and break down the ink particles. If you have any questions about the tattoo removal process, please give us a call! We’d be happy to walk it through with you.

*White ink tattoos, while ever popular, are nearly impossible to remove. The ingredients in white ink tattoos (titanium dioxide) cause the ink to turn gray or black when hit with a laser.

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