Is salabrasion for tattoo removal painful?


A high pain threshold is essential to even consider using this method, no matter how desperate you are to remove a tattoo.

For many years, salabrasion was one of the few methods of tattoo removal.

Dermabrasion was another. It’s a very similar process – the difference being …

  • salabrasion uses salt to scrub down into the tattoo ink
  • dermabrasion uses harsh items like powdered pumice, brown sugar crystals or apricot kernels instead of salt.

These methods are rarely used today.

They may be carried out by a dermatologist or other medic when a local anaesthetic will be given.

However, you can carry them out at home and it’s an inexpensive method of tattoo removal …

Which, of course, is very attractive, particularly when compared to the cost of laser treatment.

To be honest, it’s not a method I can ever recommend to anyone …

Is salabrasion for tattoo removal painful?

It is …in fact …

It’s probably the most agonizing, uncomfortable and painful method of tattoo removal you can use.

This is why you need to be sure you have a high pain threshold before you begin – or you will be left with a part removed tattoo which could look worse than the original …

Unfortunately, you will find many pages on the web recommending salabrasion and dermabrasion as a “quick and easy methods of tattoo removal.”

They are anything but …

There are inexpensive, painfree methods of home tattoo removal you can use instead 🙂


Towards the bottom of this post, I have included a picture to show the reality of a part-completed salabrasion session.

You can judge for yourself if this is a tattoo removal method you want to use.

It’s a gory mess, so click away now if you are squeamish.
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No doubt you have heard it’s expensive and painful.

It can be – but there’s good news and there’s bad news …

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But before we go any further, I want to get something straight…

The bad news is that tattoo removal may not be quite as straightforward as you were hoping. Here’s why…

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