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At San Diego Laser Removal, located inside Propaganda Tattoo, tattoo artists join forces with a laser-wielding medical staff either to give inked artwork the heave-ho or remove just a portion and retouch the remainder. The second option comes in handy for salvaging the best parts of an existing tattoo, such as the first 99 decimal digits of pi. For fading artwork, the staff's arsenal of three Q-switched lasers covers the full spectrum of ink shades, though greens and yellows may require more treatments. The staff can limit discomfort?which is comparable to the slap of a thin rubber band?by applying topical anesthetic cream or injecting local anesthetic into targeted areas.