How does it work? When a tattoo is put into the skin the body attacks it and tries to break it down. The molecules of the ink are too large for the body to deal with so it leaves it there and puts collagen around it. That’s how a tattoo stays in your skin. The laser breaks down the molecules, making them small enough for your body to get rid of them. We use the modern YAG laser, emitting light which certain ink colours absorb. The light enters at a speed that is too fast to heat the skin. This produces a shock wave effect breaking up the ink particles into tiny pieces. The body then recognises these alien bodies and removes them using its own natural repair system.