Old 19-01-2009, 10:20 PM   #11
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Agreed - need to see a photo and a good clear one at that.

Ruby lasers can sometimes do green, btw.
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Old 19-01-2009, 10:35 PM   #12
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Do older or newer inks react best to laser Wendy ?

My bosses tattoo was done about 30 years ago by Micky Black in Swansea,who was the only tattooist in the area for years !

He is a dark skinned italian man and it was a hot summer and he said that when he had a heavy tan you could hardly see the tattoo too much .

Looks odd now without the outline

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Old 19-01-2009, 11:05 PM   #13
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Its the darkness of the ink and the paleness of the skin that matters. A darker tattoo on pale skin will work best. It relies on the contrast between the two.

Older tattoos are generally removed more easily because they are already part-faded - the ink is broken down over time by the body, just really slowly. They reckon if we lived to be 200 tattoos would disappear, but thats silly speculation really as they can't prove it!

I'm not aware that the ink type matters, so the fact that its modern or old ink should not come into it, at least as far as I'm aware.
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Old 19-01-2009, 11:51 PM   #14
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Its the darkness of the ink and the paleness of the skin that matters. A darker tattoo on pale skin will work best. It relies on the contrast between the two.

Older tattoos are generally removed more easily because they are already part-faded - the ink is broken down over time by the body, just really slowly. They reckon if we lived to be 200 tattoos would disappear, but thats silly speculation really as they can't prove it!

I'm not aware that the ink type matters, so the fact that its modern or old ink should not come into it, at least as far as I'm aware.
Thanks for that

I hope you dont mind me asking but I have a Welsh dragon that I had done about 15 years ago on my forearm ?

It is red green yellow and light blue colouring.

Would I be pretty much knackered for laser ?

I think I am answering my own question TBH !!

Just living in hope

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Old 19-01-2009, 11:59 PM   #15
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Yeah they are tricky colours, but there are a few places, Woody in High Wycombe for one, who have both Ruby and Nd:YAG lasers, so can treat more colours. Whether you'd get complete removal - well you'd have to ask them, but you could probably at least fade it enough for a cover-up.
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Old 20-01-2009, 12:11 AM   #16
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Thanks for your time Wendy

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Old 20-01-2009, 12:13 AM   #17
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[QUOTE=WENDYT;561740]Red can be removed by an Nd:YAG laser, but not by a Ruby one.

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i think its the other way round.....

the darker the ink the more laser light it absorbes hence black is easy yellow is hard...
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Old 20-01-2009, 12:22 AM   #18
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Which one did you have? Be interested to know cos I just bought one

Cos I double checked my facts and its definitely ruby does greens, nd:YAG does reds.

http://www.tattoo-removal.net/lasers/yag.php
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Old 20-01-2009, 12:24 AM   #19
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sorry wendy just checked,Q switched ruby is no good for greens and some reds... Q switched ND yags for them...i'll PM you details of the laser....
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Old 20-01-2009, 12:25 AM   #20
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