Tattoos have become commonplace over the past few years, and doctors have developed ways to remove the pigment from the skin with laser technology. Having ink removed from around your eyes, though, is a much more complicated task due to the sensitivity of the corneas. There are doctors that specialize in removing tattooed eyeliner, but they must have prior training with specific technology. It is important for you to do some research on the physician and have consultations before hiring her to remove your eyeliner tattoo.


Locate a dermatologist or laser surgeon with experience in tattoo removal.

Meet with the physician and allow her to examine the tattoo. Provide the physician with any prior medical or allergy history.

Set an appointment to have the physician perform the the procedure.

Return for the appointment.

Place the corneal shields over your eyes to protect your vision.

Allow the doctor to pass the Q-switched Nd: Yag laser over the tattooed portion of the eye. This will begin to remove the pigment of the ink from the tattoo.

Schedule a later appointment, if necessary, to have a second pass of the laser over the tattooed area. While black tends to come out fairly easily, white, green and blue require several treatments to remove.

Tips

  • Some physicians believe that concentrated saline applied to the tattoo can pull the ink from the skin and remove it completely over a six-month period.