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  • Tattoos are designed to last a lifetime, but what if you don't want to keep it that long?

  • Luckily, there's a way to remove it with lasers.

  • Here's how it works.

  • The second the tattoo ink penetrates the skin, your immune system sounds a red alert.

  • White blood cells rush to the injection site to inspect the intruder.

  • Tattoo ink is often made of heavy metals that your blood cells can't recognize.

  • So they immediately start attacking it and escorting it towards the exit: your kidneys.

  • But there's a problem.

  • Your blood cells are minuscule in size compared to ink droplets.

  • It's like a human trying to move a gigantic boulder.

  • Your cells can rage war for decades, but the tattoo will remain intact.

  • That's where the laser comes in.

  • Energy from the laser acts like a giant sledgehammer.

  • It heats up the ink in your skin, breaking ink droplets apart into smaller pieces.

  • Now the ink is easier for white blood cells to carry away.

  • It can take over a dozen laser sessions to help your body fully remove a tattoo.

  • That's something to think about before you go under the needle.

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Tattoos are designed to last a lifetime, but what if you don't want to keep it that long?

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What Happens When You Get A Tattoo Removed

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    Vvn Chen posted on 2018/12/17
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