A tattoo has a strong emotional association with the person having it. Commonly it is the loved one’s name, idols, quotes or just anything that a person feels connected to. However, over time, it may happen that the tattoo may not hold the same relevance as it used to once upon a time. It could also lose the aesthetic appeal it once held. Whatever the reason, the tattoo needs to go. While tattoos were considered something permanent, there are now ways to remove it. ND- YAG LASER: different wavelengths like 532nm or 1064nm of laser are used according to tattoo pigmentation. TATTOO EXCISION: surgically excised under local anesthesis.