Laser treatments are a safe, non-invasive way to effectively remove tattoo ink. The laser emits an intense beam of light into the tattoo. When the ink particles of the tattoo absorb the light, they break down into small fragments. These fragments are then safely reabsorbed through your body's natural cleansing system. The cleansing usually takes a few months, which is why appointments are usually scheduled 6 to 8 weeks apart.