Do you regret your tattoo? Through laser tattoo removal, you can reverse previous tattoo choices. According to a study commissioned by Harris Poll in January 2012, 1 in 8 American adults who have tattoos regret having one . When tattoos trend, tattoo removal demand also increases . But before you continue with tattoo removal, you need to prepare for it. Tattoo ink resides below the top layer of skin, making removal difficult, often involving several laser sessions or, in some cases, surgical removal.