The amount of ink within a tatoo can also affect laser tattoo removal. The difference in the amount of ink likes within the type of tattoo the person has – professional or amateur. Amateur tattoos are usually placed unevenly in the superficial dermis and tend to contatin less in that a professional artist. Meaning that the amateur tattoo tends to respond quicker to laser treatment. Professional tattoos on the other hand tend to lie deeper in the dermis and have a greater density of pigment.