Skin Deep: The Tattoo-removal Quiz
by Staff
Indecisiveness and a love of body art are two traits that don't go well together. But if you find yourself wishing you'd never gotten that tattoo, you could be in luck. Test your tattoo-removal knowledge with this quiz.

In general, what tattoos can be removed?

  • any tattoo
  • no tattoo
  • certain professionally applied tattoos

What is currently the most popular method of tattoo removal?

  • bleaching
  • laser
  • surgical

Laser removal started becoming commonplace at the end of what decade?

  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s

What kind of earlier tattoo removal involved sanding the skin?

  • dermabrasion
  • chemical peel
  • none

Which of the following tattoo colors is easiest to remove?

  • yellow
  • green
  • blue

The specific laser technique used for tattoo removal is known as what?

  • high burn
  • pulse flash
  • Q-switching

How do lasers remove tattoos?

  • they melt the ink
  • they burn the skin
  • they break up the ink pigment

What type of pain reliever can you take before a laser procedure for tattoo removal?

  • aspirin
  • acetaminophen
  • prescription

What chance do you have of scarring with laser tattoo removal?

  • 5 percent
  • 15 percent
  • 25 percent

What type of physician should you go to for tattoo removal?

  • primary care physician
  • dermatologic surgeon
  • A physician isn't needed.