Laser Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

Written by: Lisa Henning



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Introduction to Laser Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

In recent years, laser eyebrow tattoo removal has become an option for people looking to remove or correct their eyebrow tattoos, permanent or semi permanent makeup

Laser tattoo removal can be a safe and effective method to remove pigment, however it must be accepted that most laser technicians work on the body, and are less familiar with differences of cosmetic tattoo pigments and eyebrow tattoo removal work

When looking at body tattoos, the visible colours are typically 'what you see is what you get', unlike with eyebrow tattoos, where multiple colours are used for blends of brown pigment ⚫🔴🟡⚪, and then the correction correction colours 🟠🟢. Laser has difficulty removing most of these colours, with special filters and knowledge needed to get results, and some colours not removing at all. This is why more clients are being left with sunset coloured brows after laser removal!

There are additional risks involved working on the face, rather than the many clients they see for body tattoo removal. The skin is different on the brow area, and so is the brown ink used for tattooed eyebrows, and how many sessions have been carried out over the years, with touch ups and colour corrections. This doesn't really happen with body tattoos

In this guide we'll explore the process, benefits, and considerations of laser eyebrow tattoo removal, as well as introduce a video about combining Botched Ink saline and laser treatments for optimal eyebrow removal results. This combo method is ideal for clients with dark and heavily saturated permanent makeup, and requires fewer treatments for most clients

The Need for Laser Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

Many individuals choose to have their eyebrows tattooed to enhance their natural brow hair, correct asymmetries, or save time on daily makeup routines. However, the results of cosmetic tattoos are not always satisfactory, or considered semi permanent makeup as they haven't faded, leading to the need for removal. Common reasons for seeking laser eyebrow tattoo removal include:

  1. Undesirable Results : The outcome may not match the desired aesthetic.

  2. Changes in Fashion : Eyebrow trends evolve, and what was once trendy may become outdated.

  3. Fading : Over time, the tattoo ink can fade, resulting in less defined eyebrows.

  4. Not Fading : Some types of cosmetic tattoo pigment is more permanent, remaining for years

Understanding the Laser Eyebrow Tattoo Removal Process

Laser eyebrow tattoo removal involves using high-intensity light to break down the ink particles in the skin. The laser emits light energy absorbed by the skin's surface and tattoo ink, causing it to fragment into smaller particles. These particles are then naturally removed by the body's lymphatic system

Key Steps in Laser Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

  1. Initial Consultation and Patch Test : A free consultation and patch test are conducted to determine how the skin reacts to the laser

  2. Laser Treatment : The laser device targets the tattoo ink, with sensations similar to an elastic band snapping against the skin

  3. Healing Process : After treatment, the skin undergoes a healing process, which may include redness, swelling, and pinpoint bleeding

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When looking at body tattoos, the visible colours are typically 'what you see is what you get'

Combining Botched Ink Saline & Laser Tattoo Removal for PMU Eyebrows

Combining removal treatments can enhance the effectiveness of eyebrow tattoo removal. Using Botched Ink saline solution alongside laser treatments can be an effective method and particularly beneficial

Introduction to Botched Ink Training

In our Botched Ink training, we emphasize the value of combination removal, especially for dark, black ink saturated, or scarred microblading or permanent makeup eyebrows. More PMU techs are now offering laser tattoo removal or collaborating with laser techs who understand cosmetic tattoos, semi permanent makeup removal and Botched Ink treatments

The Process of Combining Botched Ink and Laser

  1. Botched Ink First : Botched Ink saline solution is used first to remove all colors in the brown pigment, ensuring no funky-colored brows.

  2. Laser Second : If needed, laser treatment is applied primarily to remove any remaining black pigment.

Benefits of Combination Removal

  • Effective Color Removal : Botched Ink removes all colors in brown pigment, preventing unwanted hues post-treatment

  • Laser Ease : Laser treatments become easier and more effective after using Botched Ink

  • Collaborative Expertise : Teaming up with knowledgeable laser techs can enhance treatment outcomes

Video Introduction: Techs Talk

Joining me in the video are three permanent makeup techs who are also Botched Ink and laser removal specialists. The main video, lasting 50 minutes, offers high-value, condensed content covering:

  • Number of treatments required

  • Laser removal result photos

  • Laser patch tests

  • Laser removal of various colors (black, red, yellow, orange, white, green)

  • Addressing yellow brows after laser

  • Combining removal treatments

  • The synergy between Botched Ink and laser treatments

The Science Behind Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal involves high-intensity light to break down tattoo ink particles, allowing the body to naturally eliminate them. This method is effective for both permanent makeup removal and semi-permanent makeup removal

Key Considerations

  • Ink Density and Color : Darker and denser inks may require more sessions

  • Skin Type : Different skin types react differently to laser treatments

  • Previous Application : The depth and method of the initial tattoo application affect the removal process

Steps in Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

  1. Consultation and Patch Test : Assess the skin's reaction to the laser.

  2. Laser Treatment : Use the laser device to target and break down the tattoo ink.

  3. Healing Process : Post-treatment care is crucial for optimal results.

Benefits of Laser Treatment for Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

  • Safe and Effective : When performed by a trained professional, laser removal is a safe method for removing unwanted eyebrow tattoos

  • Fewer Treatments : Advances in laser technology allow for effective results with fewer treatments

  • Minimal Downtime : The healing time is relatively short, enabling individuals to resume daily activities soon after treatment

Factors Influencing Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Ink and Skin Type

The type of tattoo ink used and the individual's skin type significantly influence the success of laser removal. Lighter inks and certain skin types may require subsequent treatments in specialized laser settings

Professional Expertise

The skill and experience of the professional performing the laser removal treatment are critical. An experienced practitioner can adjust the laser settings to suit the individual's needs, ensuring effective and safe removal

Treatment Interval

Allowing sufficient time between treatments for the surrounding skin itself to heal and the body to remove the fragmented ink particles can enhance the overall effectiveness of the process

The Healing Process

Post-Treatment Care

Proper aftercare is essential for successful healing post-laser treatment. Key aftercare tips include:

  • Avoid Sun Exposure : Protect the treated area from direct sunlight to prevent pigmentation changes

  • Follow Instructions : Use prescribed aftercare products and follow the professional’s guidelines strictly

  • Monitor Healing : Keep an eye on the treated area for any signs of infection or adverse reactions

Healing Stages

  1. Immediate Post-Treatment : Redness and swelling are common immediately after treatment.

  2. Scabbing and Peeling : The skin may scab and peel as it heals.

  3. Final Healing : Full healing and final results can take several weeks, with the treated area gradually returning to normal.


Laser eyebrow tattoo removal is an effective and safe method for those seeking to reverse their eyebrow tattoos. By understanding the process, considering the factors that affect removal, and choosing a skilled professional, individuals can achieve their desired results

Combining Botched Ink saline solution with laser treatments offers a comprehensive approach to remove eyebrow tattoos, ensuring no unwanted colors remain and enhancing the overall outcome. With proper aftercare and realistic expectations, the journey to removing unwanted eyebrow tattoos can be smooth and successful

Whether opting for laser treatments, Botched Ink, or a combination of both, it is essential to seek advice from trained professionals to ensure the best possible results. As technology advances, the methods for removing eyebrow tattoos will continue to improve, offering hope for anyone dissatisfied with their current eyebrow tattoos.

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The Author: Lisa Henning

Lisa Henning is the owner and developer of Botched Ink, an industry leading saline removal brand offering comprehensive training, online and in-person, and our exclusive Botched Ink® saline removal solution. Contact Lisa directly on Instagram, Facebook, or by Email