At your first visit to out clinic LaserYou Burnham, you will have a comprehensive consultation where we will check your medical history and suitability for laser tattoo removal. Importantly we will also do what is called a patch test on your tattoo. This is effectively a treatment on a very small area of your tattoo. It may be small but it is extremely important for us to assess how you heal to the laser. If you have several tattoos we only need to do a patch test on one. Following the patch test you can be treated in full after a few days. The area which has been treated by the patch test will not be treated for another eight weeks in line with normal laser tattoo removal procedures.