Lasers work by emitting specialized, safe yet powerful, single wavelength beams of light. Laser light, if utilized properly, has properties that allow it to pass harmlessly through normal skin layers until it reaches the ink in your unwanted tattoo. The light energy called photon energy will be converted into thermal (heat), acoustic (sound) and mechanical (physical) energy upon hitting the large target ink particles. This leads to the breakdown of these larger ink particles into many smaller ink particles. These small particles can now be processed by your body’s natural cleansing mechanism and removed.