It is essential that the removal of tattoos be carried out by a medical practitioner. Today, Q-switched Nd-YAG laser technology is making it possible to remove even multi-coloured tattoos. The process has been improved so that fewer treatment sessions are now needed than was once the case and being liberated from your tattoos has also generally become cheaper as a result. The laser beams heat the colour particles for a few fractions of a second and cause them to disintegrate, so to speak. The broken down pigments are then cleared away by the body’s own scavenger cells (phagocytes).