HOW MUCH DOES LASER TATTOO REMOVAL REALLY COST?
Updated: Apr 13
So, you have a tattoo, and you regret it! What now?
The decision to remove or not to remove often takes time and in some cases, it’s been an emotional one. However, cost of removing the unwanted tattoo may not be a factor and many of my clients have told me, “I don’t care how much it costs I just want it gone”. The cost of keeping the tattoo emotionally is higher for some than the financial cost of having it removed.
WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE TO REMOVE THEIR TATTOO?
“It seemed like a good idea at the time” I’ve heard people say, “what was I thinking” is another common response. All too often what seemed like a good idea at the time turns into tattoo regret. Whilst there are many and varied reasons to decide to remove a tattoo the most common are:
I was drunk or under the influence
My friends talked me into it
Name tattoos, you no longer want that reminder of the “other person”
I’ve changed, I’m a different person now
My work doesn’t approve, I need to look more professional
I’m making way for some new body art
I’m embarrassed/disappointed with my tattoo; it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it too
The tattoo is old and looks blurry – as our skin ages so do our tattoos
Incorrect placement or the wrong colour
My tattoo is ugly, misspelt words or simply a wrong!
And while you may have loved your new tattoo, over time either you or your circumstances have changed and that once admired tattoo is now the focus of your regret. The good news is whatever the reason you do not have to live with regret, laser tattoo removal is now an effective and affordable option.
In Australia it is reported (that three in ten (31%) people with tattoos say that they regret, to some extent, getting a tattoo and almost one in ten (9%) have started to look at laser tattoo removal as an option to clear the ink from their skin.
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With the surge of Australians reportedly getting a tattoo, It makes sense that at least some of these people will regret getting the tattoo and investigate laser tattoo removal
SO, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS IF I DON’T CHOOSE LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
Black outs, this is where the unwanted tattoo is covered up with black ink. It usually works well if the tattoo is small or has colours which are harder to remove such as green or blue. Think about this option carefully and talk to your tattooist, a black out tattoo if you decide to remove it with laser could take up to 15 sessions to remove.
Cover ups are a great way of redesigning the old tattoo into something fabulous and loved. Your tattooist can advise you on suitable designs and colours to blend or hide your existing tattoo, so it is unrecognizable.
Wearing clothing that covers the tattoo, this option that works well in winter, but it’s not always a good option in high summer heat or if you love to tan and swim.
TCA, glycolic acid peels, saline injections, dermabrasion, tattoo fading creams and surgical removal are all other options available in the market. We strongly advise against these forms of tattoo removal as give false hope or even worse leave the skin permanently damaged or scarred. Once the skin tissue is scared it is highly unlikely a cover up will be successful.
Q – switched laser technology or ND: YAG is the state-of-the-art method where the application of high energy in short pulses is directed onto the target chromophore (ink pigment). The risk of skin tissue damage is minimal (around 5%) with most clients finding this option the safest and most effective way to remove or fade their unwanted tattoos.
TATTOO REMOVAL IS TOO EXPENSIVE!
How many times have you heard this statement?
It’s all too common and in the past, it was probably true, laser tattoo removal was expensive when it first hit the market in Australia. Removing a simple tattoo could run into thousands!
But don’t be fooled, if the cost per session sound cheap you are probably paying for an inferior quality laser and an inexperienced operator. It seriously is a case of you get what you pay for. Never compromise quality and experience for the promise of cheaper treatments. The skin is the largest protective organ our bodies have and while we aim to remain affordable, we do not compromise on the effectiveness of our treatments and the health and wellbeing of your skin.
At Unify Skin & Laser Clinic we have over 30 years of combined Beauty, Dermal and Laser therapy experience. During these years, our Skin & Laser Specialist has trained hundreds of students who have gone on to own their own businesses and become sort after professionals in industry worldwide.
SHB60118 Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction
10781NAT Advanced Diploma of Cosmetic Laser and Light Therapies
SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
SHBBHRS005 Identify and control safety risks for intense pulsed light and laser hair reduction treatments
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards
CLTQSLR003 Design and provide Q – switched laser skin rejuvenation programs
CLTTAT002 Design and provide laser tattoo removal programs
Our skin and laser specialist has worked with a variety of lasers and equipment over the years and has a reputation for being a leader in industry and providing Australian government recognised training and assessment.
FIND A TATTOOIST WITH A GREAT REPUTATION BEFORE YOU TATTOO
The cost of getting a cheap tattoo by an inexperienced tattooist could end up costing you more than money. There’s also the removal process which takes time, months or perhaps years for full clearance.
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It’s a good idea to find a tattooist who shares your vision and consults with you to design a piece that’s exactly right for you. A good tattooist will discuss the “what, where, why and when” with you. Great tattooists can work equally well in black and colours however, some may prefer or recommend certain styles they feel would work and give you options you’ll love. Once you find your tattooist chances are you’ll keep going back for more!
5 THINGS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN YOUR TATTOOIST.
Skill and experience level
Great reputation and well respected in the industry
A current portfolio or gallery of work
Honesty and integrity
FACTORS THAT MIGHT INFLUENCE THE COST OF LASER TATTOO REMOVAL?
Size of the tattoo
Aftercare prescribed, more importantly followed
Is it a cover up (more than one tattoo)
Black or coloured, green will required more sessions to remove
Ink saturation or density in the tattoo
Line work or shading
Health of the clients (link to lymphatic blog)
Are you a smoker or do you have a compromised immune system?
Number of sessions
Partial or full clearance
Fading to cover up
Best practice of the clinic
Experience of the laser operator
OUR PRICE GUIDE
2cm x 2cm - $70
5cm x 5cm - $120
10m x 10cm - $180
15cm x 15cm - $220
20cm x 20cm - $300
20cm x 30cm - $360
20% discount on Prepay 3 offers
50 % off your first session for all first-time clients
We disclose all costs during your free 15-minute consultation, talk to us about payment options and discounts available.
We offer complimentary tattoo removal for all medical and traumatic tattoo removal.
If you have a tattoo that is causing you distress we’re here to help. People and circumstances change, you shouldn’t have a live with a constant reminder of the past.
BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTION
At Unify Skin & Laser Clinic we offer payment options and answer all your questions before you start your sessions. Experience does count and we want you to know you’re in safe hands.
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Author: Deborah Allen
11th July 2021