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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have a tattoo that reads on the side of my wrist. i am an african american female looking to get it removed. is it possible for brown skin?

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Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes!: There are lasers that will safely and effectively remove tattoos on dark skin . Check with your plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
Dr. Denis Winder
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Yes: The tattoo can be removed with laser or with a surgical procedure. However, there will most likely be color change of the skin as well as scarring.

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