Tattoo Removal

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Tattoo removal uses lasers, dermabrasion, or excision to destroy or remove the ink in an unwanted tattoo. Common technologies included PicoSure and PicoWayLEARN MORE ›

  • Average Price: $875

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Yesterday I completed my first session of laser removal. In total, Im having three tattoos removed. Two of the tattoos being removed are on my arms, and the third, is on my back. I must say, I'm a little disappointed after my first session. I know this is going to be a process. And I know that... READ MORE

I am at the dermatologist office right now awaiting a consult for a tattoo to be removed that I just received on Saturday. I cannot say enough about how disgusted, depressed, humiliated I feel right now. I had an existing tree on my arm that I just wanted to have some color added to. Went to the... READ MORE

For the past three years or I kicked around the idea of getting a tattoo. One that would be a permanent reminder of positives and negatives in my life. Ive struggled in the past with spiraling negative thoughts and wanted to get a tattoo that had two sides to it. Positive and negative. I chose... READ MORE

My tattoos are barely a month old. I never thought I'd be here, so I'll say going into this that I know absolutely nothing about tattoo removal...I'm here to research and learn about it before diving in (like I did with my tattoos, lol). It's pretty clear from looking online that there are a... READ MORE

Hi I need help from experienced people who have undergone tattoo removal or people that have had cover ups after tattoo was mostly removed. In above pic I don't love the fern like design in my elbow pit. It's heavily shaded but has dark black outline (just been done so is dense) Could this be... READ MORE

I did it almost 5 months ago. The first 2 weeks I was in love and amazed, I thought it looked very cool and the meaning was very deep, basically is my philosophy of life and the universe (I'm a physics student) represented by the greek letter "phi", which is related to the golden ratio in art.... READ MORE

I had my large thigh tattoo treated with Cutera's Enlighten laser and I am impressed! Doctor said I should have 100% clearance after 3rd treatment. Total treatment time only took less that 3 min and in my opinion hurt less than the tattoo. 5 minutes after and a large about of shading was already... READ MORE

After hardcore creeping all over this site and the rest of the Internet for information on removal: I'm doing it. I've been to 3 different consults and done a couple over email. I found a place I really like. I wanted a sleeve. And I went all in after saving for a couple years. I also love... READ MORE

The procedure was painful but I really want these off. The price is by area. It is raised and red after 1 week with slight itchiness. A doctor did not perform it just the technician. I go back April 26 for the 2nd laser treatment. The laser is a QC ??? Something not pico. Hopefully this will... READ MORE

I just recently got a big tattoo in February and I thought after some time I would like it but with time I'm bring it more and more. It's lowered my self esteem to the center of the earth and it was supposed to be a brother sister tattoo. Thankfully he hasn't done his yet. I have had two... READ MORE

Hello everyone, 3 days ago I did the worst thing in my life. Summary of history, did a cover for a short attoo I did 2 years ago. It was the worst thing I could have done, I regretted at the same time and since then I have been depressed and crying all the time. It would be more easy to remove... READ MORE

Hey guys, so my story is quite frustrating. I originally had a bird design on my hip that I liked, however I made a decision to add some flowers and shading to it- worst mistake of my life! I had it done by a different artist to the original. The tattoo ended up becoming so dark, large and dense... READ MORE

I got this tattoo on my forearm about a month ago that I am considering removing. I planned this tattoo for over a year, I researched the artist and went over the design with her multiple times...I had some small reservations the day of the tatooing, but I told myself they were just nerves and... READ MORE

I have had cosmetic eyeliner and eyebrows for about 3 or 4 years and have begun the process of removing it with the picosure laser. It involves numbing the eye, placing in metal eye shields, and zapping the tattooed areas. The aftermath is some bruising which takes about a week to clear and... READ MORE

About three years ago I got two tattoos on my left shoulder. Long story short, I hated them. My tattoo artist (who was also a personal friend) didn't care to tell me that my vision didn't quite look right... I would have loved the honesty. About a little over two weeks ago I got a half sleeve... READ MORE

14 years ago, when I was 18, I got my second tattoo. I wish that the artist had asked me one question. That question being, "Are you going to love this location for the rest of your life?" In the last 14 years, I have gotten several more tattoos, I've even covered one that wasn't one of my... READ MORE

Costs: $350/ Tx Estimated that it will be fully removed in 5-7 (I don't quite believe that -- thinking more on the 10 tx side because some parts are very dense) Procedure 1: Was NOT painful at all , which was weird to me because I have a low pain threshold. Numbing cream was applied for 45... READ MORE

I got the tattoo when I was 18 years old (the summer of 2003) when I had just graduated. I was young and got the tattoo for all the wrong reasons. Never hated the tattoo, but never loved it either. I have looked into getting it removed many times, but never believed that it would work and... READ MORE

I'm new to writing blog posts to this site but I plan to keep this as a little online journal of my lazer removal journey.... Long story short got a coverup which I regret and am unhappy about. Around 5th of March was when I got the cover up, waited just under 2 months before going through... READ MORE

Hey guys I just went for my first session yesterday to start the removal process of my tattoo. I've had it for roughly 8 years. It's located on the top corner of my bikini area right below my hips. I was injected with lidocaine first which was the most painful part of it then felt absolutely... READ MORE

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How much does Tattoo Removal cost?

The typical cost for Tattoo Removal ranges from $50-$3,000 with an average cost of $875. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 523 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more