It is faster and easier to obtain a body or makeup tattoo than it is to remove either one.

Depending on the individual and the tattoo, every tattoo removal method requires multiple treatments and time for the skin to heal. The number of sessions depends upon the color, size, shape, and location of the tattoo. After each session, the treated pigment may continue to fade for up to several months because the body’s lymphatic system will internally absorb the pigment.

How quickly the person’s skin heals will also be a factor in how far apart the removal sessions can be scheduled.