Question: I have a tattoo on my bikini area where I also want laser hair removal. Which laser treatment should i have first?
It is very important the tattoo is not treated by another laser as lasers target pigment or colour. In which case it would be best to have the tattoo removal treatment first. Once that is complete, commence laser hair removal.
Alternatively, some clinics advise a two week gap between the treatments, however the Laser hair removal should not be carried out anywhere there is tattoo ink. If the hair removal avoids the tattoo ink then it should be ok to carry out both laser treatments in adjacent areas. Your hair removal therapist should not go over the tattoo at all – in fact it is best generously covered and a 2 cm border left around it to avoid any laser hair removers interacting with the tattoo.