Skin Physiology and why it Matters with Tattoo Application and Tattoo Removal

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Skin physiology is a crucial factor to consider during tattoo application and tattoo removal. Understanding how the skin works and reacts to these procedures is essential to ensure the safety and efficacy of the process. Whether you’re tattooing or removing a tattoo with a laser, being familiar with the nuances of skin physiology will ensure you provide the best care possible for clients. Are you interested in broadening your knowledge of the connection between skin physiology and tattoo application, and tattoo removal? Keep reading this blog to learn more!

Understanding Skin Physiology and Tattoo Application

When it comes to getting a tattoo, understanding your skin physiology is an important component to consider. 

Tattooing involves injecting the ink into the dermis layer of the skin, the middle layer of the skin, where it remains permanent. The skin’s ability to heal and regenerate is critical in tattooing, as it determines how well the tattoo is expected to heal and how vibrant the ink will remain over time. Factors such as Fitzpatrick skin type, age, and overall health and well-being affect the healing process. For these reasons, following proper aftercare instructions is essential to guarantee the best results.

Different skin types react differently to the tattoo ink that’s inserted in the dermis. The Fitzpatrick skin type scale is a system that categorizes skin into six different types based on factors such as skin color, sun sensitivity, and the tendency to tan or burn. Regarding skin physiology, the individual’s Fitzpatrick skin type will be a major factor that impacts tattooing.

Understanding Skin Physiology and Laser Tattoo Removal

When it comes to tattoo removal, the skin’s physiology plays an even more significant role than with tattooing. The tattoo removal process involves breaking down the ink particles in the dermis layer of the skin, which can be challenging to do without damaging the surrounding tissue. The skin’s response to this process varies depending on the individual, with some experiencing more discomfort or irritation than others.

Laser tattoo removal works by using high-intensity light through a laser beam to break up the ink pigment in the skin. The ink particles absorb the laser’s energy, causing them to shatter into tiny fragments. These fragments are then absorbed by the body’s immune system and eliminated naturally over time through the lymphatic system. The laser tattoo removal process is typically done in multiple sessions, spaced six to eight weeks apart; allowing the skin time to remove the shattered ink particles and heal properly between sessions.

How well laser tattoo removal works depends on several factors, including the laser technology used, as well as the size of the tattoo, the ink color, the individual’s health, Fitzpatrick skin type, and overall health. Overall, it’s important to understand how these factors correlate with laser tattoo removal to provide clients with the safest and most effective treatments.


understanding skin physiology with tattoo application and tattoo removal webinar hosted by astanza laser and new look laser college


Join Our Next Clinical Education Webinar To Learn More About Skin Physiology with Tattoo Application and Tattoo Removal

If you own your own aesthetic laser business or want to start your own tattoo removal business and are ready learn more about skin physiology and how it relates to tattoo removal and application, contact New Look Laser College today! We provide the education and training you need to run a successful aesthetic laser business. 

Joining us for a clinical education webinar airing live on August 9th is long-time Astanza client, Bad Habits Tattoos and Laser Tattoo Removal, who will discuss their successes, what they’ve learned since adding laser tattoo removal technology to their tattoo studio, and how it’s changed their business. Viewers can also expect to learn about the science and technology behind laser tattoo removal, how to choose the best tattoo removal laser for your aesthetic laser business, and more. 

Join the webinar LIVE on August 9th at noon central via Zoom to take advantage of Q&A at the end of the webinar. Even if you are unable to attend the live webinar, we still encourage you to register – webinars are recorded and available on-demand as soon as it concludes. Register now to secure your seat and receive the recording directly to your email!

Get Certified in Tattoo Removal at New Look Laser College

New Look Laser College offers tattoo removal training courses throughout the year in multiple cities and guarantees each of our clients receive the best laser tattoo removal training possible. Contact us today to speak with one of our experts and learn how you can become a certified tattoo removal laser practitioner.

article by: Saxston Seubert