What really happens when you get a tattoo removed

If you’ve been scrutinizing that ink you got in your past, you’re not alone. One in 8 American adults regret getting at least one of their tattoos, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Fortunately for your younger self, there are ways in which you can go about erasing your once-permanent past decisions.

Tattoo removal procedures offer people the option to wipe out their unwanted inks by means of an in-office procedure. But how does the process work? What can you expect from a session? HuffPost chatted with experts on everything you need to know about undoing your tattoo. Here’s what you should know: