Though methods such as this are still in use today, the newest and most preferred method for tattoo removal is using a laser. Standing for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation, lasers are quickly becoming the standard method for dealing with unwanted tattoos.

Patients who undergo laser treatment for tattoo removal find the procedure to be bloodless and less painful than previous methods. Oftentimes patients do not even require a topical or local anesthesia, making it idea for a quick recovery.