The cost of tattoo removal is worrying for many, but I can help with that 🙂
Much depends on the method of tattoo removal you are considering … and that depends on the
- colours used in that tattoo you want to get rid of and
- whether it is an amateur or professional tattoo.
This is important, because with a professional tattoo, the ink is placed much deeper into the second layer of skin and therefore takes longer to be removed.
The bad news is that tattoo removal takes time – many months usually, sometimes years, so you will need to be patient. (If you want a temporary cover up, check this out).
There are two main categories of tattoo removal – at home, which you can do yourself, or those requiring the services of a professional …
The methods of tattoo removal you can use at home are much cheaper than those requiring professional help, so let’s deal with those first …
(If you are in a hurry and would like to see my recommendation watch this short video )
Cutting the cost of tattoo removal with methods you can use at home.
Just a little research on the internet will reveal there are some very painful methods of tattoo removal.
Some people recommend burning them off with
scrubbing out the ink with salt (salabrasion) or
using an an abrasive, such as brown sugar, crushed apricot kernels or pumice – (dermabrasion).
There is a picture of a part completed salabrasion on the link above – it is a horrible gory mess and would be extremely painful …
You have to let the area heal up completely and then repeat the process. Can you imagine doing that, knowing you will have to go through all that pain again and again?
These barbaric methods cut the cost of tattoo removal because they require a few cheap ingredients and your time …
Another method of home tattoo removal which is sometimes recommended is the use of TCA bleach.
This is not a method I would suggest you use, but as TCA is readily available and relatively inexpensive, some people do like to use it.
There are various tattoo removal creams available, but I can’t recommend any of them at this stage.
Update 2017: there is a tattoo removal cream i am very happy to recommend … see Is tattoo removal cream the best option?
There is a home method of tattoo removal I have been recommending for some 6 years…
and it really does cut the cost of tattoo removal to about $15 a month 🙂
Hard to believe, isn’t it?
If you think I am joking, I quite understand.
At first, I didn’t believe it was possible to remove tattoos at home without any skin damage until I saw the proof for myself …
And when you think of all the misery unwanted tattoos cause people … sometimes for years and years … because people think they cannot afford to have them removed …
All that grief is so unnecessary …
Here’s why …
The system, which involves special massage techniques to help break up the ink, was developed by a Professional Tattoo Artist and Cover up Specialist, Jason Carter.
He needed to remove his wife’s name from his chest when they divorced.
He didn’t want to use any of the usual methods as he had seen the disastrous results all too often …
So he began to experiment on his own tattoos, using natural ingredients …
Now, I think we all know that not everything that is natural is good for you 🙂
Rest assured, Jason’s system is
- scientifically proven to work and
- dermatologist approved.
You can read more of his story and my review of the system here.
You will probably already have some of the ingredients Jason uses.
Any you don’t have are readily available.
Tattoo removal methods requiring professional assistance.
Of course, these methods cost more and include cryosurgery, TCA, excision and laser tattoo removal.
Salabrasion and dermabrasion can also be carried out under medical supervision, but this is quite rare these days.
The most popular method of tattoo removal today is laser removal.
It is also the most expensive 🙁
Usually, at least 4 treatments are required – often many, many more.
Costs depend very much on where you live.
Many will give you an idea of cost per session, according to the size of the tattoo you want removed.
It is very easy to think they are giving the cost of tattoo removal, but double check – it is usually just the cost of one session 🙁
Then, you can work out the cost, approximately, by using the chart the experts use.
As the cost of tattoo removal is such an important consideration for most people, it is tempting to choose the cheapest laser treatment you are offered.
This might not be a good move and could lead to disappointing results – even scarring.
And here’s where I can help you cut the cost of tattoo removal if laser treatment is your preferred method of tattoo removal …
It comes from an “Industry Insider” 🙂
Leave much longer between treatments that the clinic suggests.
The chances are the clinic will suggest you book your next treatment in 3-8 weeks.
The “Industry Insider”told me it is better if you can wait for 3 months between treatments.
Here’s why …
Not only will the area have had more of a chance to heal, but the lymph system will have removed more of the ink … meaning you will need fewer laser treatments.
Now you see why the clinics don’t want you to know this 🙂
Laser tattoo removal is a serious medical procedure.
Treatments can be very, very painful.
There are scores of pictures on the internet of blisters resulting from laser treatment.
Would you like more detailed information on what to expect with the laser tattoo removal process?
I thought you might 🙂
If you have any of the following questions, you might want to watch this video…
- What effects will laser tattoo removal have on my daily activities and responsibilities?
- How can I best avoid physical pain, infection, and scarring?
- How does laser tattoo removal work exactly, and how will it interact with my skin?
- What are the possible complications and side effects?
- How do I choose the right laser professional, and what specific search tools can I use to find a qualified professional in my area?
- What is the cost, frequency and number of sessions involved?
- Am I a good candidate for laser tattoo removal?
- What should I expect the day of my laser session?
- What should I expect as my skin will be healing over the following weeks?
- What are the best aftercare products I can use to make sure my skin heals properly?
- Can lasers be used to remove permanent makeup, glow-in-the-dark tattoos, and traumatic tattoos?
Tania shares with you her laser tattoo removal experience so you know exactly what to expect.
How reassuring is that ?
While it won’t help cut the cost of tattoo removal …
If your chosen method of tattoo removal is by laser, it will give you a quiet confidence in choosing the best laser tattoo removal clinic in your area …
And you can’t put a price on that 🙂
So, over to you …
If those unwanted tattoos have to go, it’s decision time.
Realistically, you have two choices …
Would you prefer to cut the cost of tattoo removal by putting in a little time, effort and about $15 a month, or would you prefer to pay for laser treatment?
Only you know which method would suit you best 🙂