Laser tattoo removal for dark skin

Not all lasers are created equal. Many laser tattoo removal offerings don’t include the specific expertise or equipment to provide safe laser tattoo clearing on dark skin. At stake - leaving unwanted scars, blisters, or loss of pigment.

Clear ink without damaging the skin’s natural melanin. LightSense™ makes tattoo removal for dark skin a safe and effective option.

Neck tattoo removal

Neck tattoo removal

Session count:

8

Carl's story

Ink-loving Carl found the LightSense™ laser treatment “a dream” compared to older, more aggressive technologies.

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Carl’s fading for cover-ups

Carl’s fading for cover-ups
Carl’s fading for cover-ups

Treatments tailored to your skin type

During your consultation, our experts will utilise the Fitzpatrick scale to accurately identify your skin tone and adjust the LightSense™ laser system's precise settings for your treatment.

The scale helps our consultants to identify different skin tones for safe and effective treatment.*

We remove black tattoo ink on all skin tones, however we can only safely treat coloured inks on Fitzpatrick 1-3 skin types. At the moment, there are limitations on safely treating coloured inks on darker, Fitzpatrick 4-6 skin types as the laser may damage the melanocytes and cause permanent scarring, often referred to as hypopigmentation. We're working in conjunction with physicists to reach breakthroughs on colour tattoo removal for all skin types.

Light, pale

Type 1

Light,
pale


Always burns, never tans

White, fair

Type 2

White,
fair


Usually burns, tans with difficulty

Medium, white to olive

Type 3

Medium, white
to olive


Mild burns, tans to olive

Olive, moderate brown

Type 4

Olive, moderate
brown


Rarely burns, tans with ease

Brown, dark brown

Type 5

Brown, dark
brown


Very rarely burns, tans very easily

Very dark brown, black

Type 6

Very dark
brown, black


Never burns, tans very easily

Our experts will recommend a course of tattoo removal treatment that is perfect for you and your skin.

*Your skin type might not fit neatly into any of these descriptions and that’s okay, people aren’t meant to fit into boxes. Speak to one of our experts and we’ll advise a treatment plan tailored to you and your skin.

Client testimonial

Client testimonial

Client stories

Removals that end in smiles. Results that last a lifetime. We sit down and chat with some of our clients about their tattoo removal journey with NAAMA and what starting again with clear skin means to them. Read their stories below.

Teni

Teni

Multiple tattoo removals

"I truly do love it here... I love the fact that I'm getting my skin back."

FAQs

We welcome and are able to treat all skin types at NAAMA.

Black ink can be treated on all skin tones, but there are some limitations on treating colour inks on darker skin tones due to an increased risk of skin damage. We can only safely treat coloured inks on Fitzpatrick 1-3 skin types. 

Speak to one of our experts and get a personal assessment, or read more on our blog.

We treat tattoos as often as every 2-3 weeks. Thanks to the skin-kind LightSense™ laser system, NAAMA clients require minimal downtime between sessions.

Read more about the laser.

Most tattoos are made from quality, safe ink pigments, and respond well to treatment. On average it takes 8-12 sessions to completely clear tattoo ink. 

Inks that don’t respond as well to tattoo removal are referred to as “stubborn” and can take a longer time to remove. In severe cases, some inks may not respond to laser removal at all. However, this is very rare.

Read our blog on tattoo ink here and speak to a consultant for an assessment of your tattoo. 

Many of our clients say that tattoo removal is a similar sensation to getting a tattoo, others say it is pain free. The LightSense™ laser system uses 34X less energy than the average pico laser. This means it causes less pain and is kinder to the skin. 

We have a detailed blog answering this question.

The Fitzpatrick scale is a numerical classification of human skin types, from 1 to 6. We use this to assess individual skin types so we can create safe and bespoke treatment plans for each client.