Why Tattoos Last “Forever”

The process of removing a tattoo is far from the painful, stressful experience many make it out to be. In fact, at The Ottawa Skin Clinic, our focus is to ensure your maximum comfort and satisfaction with this specialized treatment. To better understand what goes into tattoo removal, we should explore what goes into this long-lasting dermal art itself.

The chemical makeup of tattoos hasn’t changed much over the course of history. They still consist of thousands of small pigments of permanent ink, which are injected into the dermis. However, the reason they remain visible until professionally removed is that these particles of ink pigments are far too large for the body to naturally remove them. If you get a tattoo, it will remain there indefinitely.