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Get three top tips ahead of getting tattoos removed

28 November 2013 Last updated at 05:47 GMT

Skin doctors say they're removing more tattoos using lasers than ever before but are also seeing more burning and scarring.

Prof Harry Moseley is president of the British Medical Laser Association and head of the skin laser service at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

He warns that a poor tattoo removal could lead to permanent scars and advises people to do some research and get a patch test done first.

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