A tattoo is a permanent mark made by depositing ink or pigment into the skin. Various options are available for tattoo removal including: laser treatments, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and even surgical excision. Laser treatments are the preferred method for most tattoo removal. Laser therapy works by breaking the ink/pigment in the skin into smaller fragments which can then be removed by the immune system. Typically, multiple treatments are needed. Depending on the size and color, complete removal may not be possible, but treatments can help to significantly fade the appearance of the tattoo.