Q: Is tattoo removal safe during pregnancy?
A: Removing a tattoo in general is associated with skin scarring. Removing a tattoo during pregnancy is not a good idea because your skin changes and expands may increase the chances of skin scarring. Physicians suggest waiting three months after pregnancy, before having a tattoo removed. During the removal process, the ink is dispersed into the skin over several treatments. The affects of the ink on the fetus are unknown. Other than this unknown, for the most part this is a very safe and effective procedure for removing an unwanted tattoo.