Frequently asked questions

How does tattoo removal by laser work?

Laser energy in the form of a high powered beam of light is directed at the tattooed area for a fraction of a second. The light beam passes through the outer layers of skin and is absorbed by the ink particles present in the tattoo. This process breaks down the ink particles enabling your body over the next few weeks to absorb and naturally disperse them.

How many treatments will it take?

Every tattoo is different and the number of treatments necessary will depend on the age, density, colour and type of ink. We have removed old amateur tattoos in just one treatment while some new multi colour tattoos have taken over ten treatments. However with our world leading laser technology we have absolute confidence that we will be able to remove any given tattoo in the least possible number of treatments.

Why should I wait six weeks for my next appointment?

It is important to allow enough time for your bodies immune system to absorb and disperse the ink particles broken down by the laser energy. If you do not allow at least six weeks between treatments you are not allowing this process to complete and simply wasting your money. At ‘The Tattoo Removal Experts’ we always ensure that our clients receive the most cost effective treatment.

Can all colours be removed?

The vast majority of colours can be removed especially using our specialist technology, however certain colours will require more treatments than others. Colours such as yellow and white are sometimes not possible to remove. When you come to your free consultation and patch test we will give a full appraisal.

Can anyone have a tattoo removed?

As long as you are over eighteen years old and are suitably medically fit then you can have your tattoo removed.

Does the process leave a scar?

The vast majority of patients do not scar, however with any medical process involving the skin there is always a chance of scarring. Sometimes there is already a scar present from the actual tattooing process. With our state of the art laser technology the chance of any scarring occurring is greatly reduced.

Does the process hurt?

The general consensus is that it is no more painful than being tattooed. If a client wants to reduce any pain then we can provide a topical anesthetic cream that should be applied 30 minutes before treatment.

Why has there been little change after a treatment?

Sometimes you have to be patient everybody reacts at a different rate. At your free consultation we will estimate the number of treatments we expect to be needed and will do everything technically possible to ensure your tattoo is removed as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

Can I remove part of my tattoo?

Yes you can. Our advanced laser technology allows us to accurately target areas of a tattoo that need to be removed without affecting the remaining image.

Can you fade down a tattoo enabling me to have a new tattoo in its place?

We have a lot of clients requesting ‘fade downs’. The process is the same as for removals though requiring less treatments. Our powerful lasers ensure that fade downs can be completed in the minimum number of treatments saving our clients time and money.