Tattoo Removal The Q-switched Nd: YAG is the most frequently used laser for tattoo removal. During treatment, pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo, breaking up the tattoo pigment. Over the next several weeks the body’s cells remove the ink of the tattoo from the skin. Patients should expect to come back for several treatments to achieve expected results. Key Advantages To Patients: Minimal risk of side effects Effective treatment for dark tattoo inks (black, blue and green) Dramatic results after 4-6 sessions. Almost painless feels like snapping of a rubber band.