Tattoo laser removal works as a beam of light is slowly passed over the skin thereby reaching the epidermis. The laser beam penetrates the skin and vaporizes the ink. As a result, pigment in the tattoo is broken-up. A scab will form over the treated area of skin. Finally, the pigment is released both through the scab, and by being absorbed through the body’s own cleansing mechanism. Click any before & after photo below for a closer look.