Tattoo removal is becoming increasingly popular as people make a change to their bodies that they originally decided against. It can be done through either laser or surgical procedures, however, the latter has become much less common over the years because of its lack of effectiveness and risk of infection. Laser tattoo removal can involve several treatments, but works just as well in removing the ink completely from the skin. It typically requires multiple sessions over a period of time depending on the size, complexity, color elements and location of the tattoo. In addition to being safe and effective for most people, laser tattoo removal can help improve self-image, reduce stress by removing an unwanted piece of artwork and even allow for new art with more thought put into it.