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Quick GuideBefore You Tattoo: Tattoo Types, Safety, Removal
Does Insurance Cover Laser Tattoo Removal?
Since tattoo removal is a personal option in most cases and is considered a cosmetic procedure, most insurance carriers will not cover the process unless it is medically necessary. Physicians or surgery centers practicing tattoo removal may also require payment in full on the day of the procedure. If you are considering tattoo removal, be sure to discuss associated costs up front and obtain all charges in writing before you undergo any treatment.
WebMD Medical Reference
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Medscape: "Tattoo Lasers."
Reviewed by Michael J. Wheatley, MD on June 12, 2012