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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Hi everyone :) First of all I'm sorry for my English mistakes. This forum had been very useful for me in my decision to get my tattoo off, by seeing the results other people got. That's why I'm here today, to show you an exemple of tattoo removal on black and red tattoo. It was made in January... READ MORE

This is my first tattoo. The artist was nice and made the experience pleasant...but the outcome is not what I wanted. It was supposed to be smaller and prettier. I tried to like it, but it just looks like a huge, weirdly shaped flower on my shoulder. I tried getting it fixed a week later. I... READ MORE

I am just starting out with my tattoo removal journey, and we'll aware it's going to be a long and painful process. I've had a tattoo on my wrist for probably about 7 years now and have wanted it gone for pretty much the entire 7 years! I was in a long term relationship and we very stupidly... READ MORE

I got a tattoo when I was 17 and absolutely hate it. I was so desperate to get this thing off but was afraid of pain, scarring, or dark spots. I was also afraid it wouldn't get removed. I saw tons of pictures on the Internet with people who go through tons of treatments and still have the tattoo... READ MORE

Okay, so I had this tattoo done about a month ago. It is a symbol from my favourite videogame saga, Silent Hill. I got it just because I really liked the sigil and videogames are a important part in my life. Whatever, I got it done, and wasn't sure about it, it looked soooo big in my back!... READ MORE

So after reading reviews and creeping all over this site, I decided to make a post regarding my progress. After having my daughter I decided I wanted to get a floraly shoulder piece with an owl and my daughters name. It was supposed to have so much meaning, and so I found a guy who had good... READ MORE

I am currently in the process of removing a large tattoo that I got on my stomach/pelvis right after my 18th birthday. The tattoo is now 10 years old and it's time to move on. This procedure will be very expensive when I'm through with it, but I hope it will be worth it to enjoy my 30's in a... READ MORE

I've had a couple consults and decided to do my removal. I did this when I was young and dumb and have been hiding it for over 8 years. I'm so scared and nervous and anxious but I'm tired of hiding and ready to get removed. I dream of wearing tank tops and sundresses in the open without... READ MORE

I have a tattoo on my forearm that I've been trying to remove for a year and a half. My first session was 2 years ago in Dallas at Dr. Tattoff. The results are typically minimal after just one session, so I was not motivatedto go back again for a while. Plus, the money. They were always... READ MORE

Surprisingly the treatment was not at all painful given my tattoo I'm removing is on my neck. The results was mind blowing given it has only been my first treatment! The results were very noticeable not only by me but also my family and friends. Getting a large neck tattoo removed seemed like it... READ MORE

This tattoo is about 15 years old, I hated it back then, and I frigging despise it now. I have a photo pre-treatment and will post it later. I was in my early twenties and had an undiscerning eye for quality tattoo work - the guy that did this made the ethereal faerie I wanted [I showed him an... READ MORE

Hello - I have been on this site off and on for various other bad decisions (ha) but this is my first time doing an "in-progress" type blog. I hope I am doing this correctly! Anyway, I have decided to start laser tattoo removal on my calf tattoo which I've had a couple years. It was definitely... READ MORE

I had a little teeny tiny black butterfly tattoo on my wrist that I got in someone's garage when I was 16 that I didn't like very much and always associated with a not-so-great time period of my life so I decided to get it covered up. (Unfortunately I don't have a photo of this tattoo but it was... READ MORE

I just finished the lower half of my sleeve. A tattoo I really wanted but ended up not liking the end result. To the point where I been getting lots of anxiety. I was wondering if I should wait on removing the tattoo because the in is super fresh, any advice that I can get will be greatly... READ MORE

So I just recently got this tattoo on my right forearm and I'm regretting it. I think it looks like a really bad tattoo. I don't like the line work I think it's to big and it just looks bad. Ever since I got this I have felt really depressed and I just want it off my arm. I don't know what made... READ MORE

Hello realselfers!! I've stalked this site for about a year now and my personal frustration has led me to finally reach out to you all. I started my treatments 11 months ago!!!! I've gone religiously (19 times to be exact) and $2000 smack-a-Roos later it's still not completely GONE! I'm... READ MORE

Got a tattoo a few months ago, and haven't been happy about the placement since day 1. I even had the stencil places a few different places because I was unsure, but I didn't listen to my gut and went along with the original suggestion of tattoo artist and my friend. This tattoo is on the front... READ MORE

So I have been waiting a few years for a tattoo, and I finally got it done and I am so unhappy with it and just want to get rid of it. I only had this done in September so I understand I need to wait till January to start laser removal. I don't know whether to try a picolaser or stick to a... READ MORE

So, I thought it would be a fab idea to get my partners name on my wrist with a cute butterfly, as we are getting married in January so not just a quick fling! Problem is, I didn't put enough thought into the design and I let the tattooist rush me into it..... Now, I want it gone. Not because... READ MORE

Hi all, a lot of stories on here about laser tattoo removal have inspired me to begin the process as well as record it here. I got my little wrist tattoo done in Dec 2010 as far as I can remember. It was meant to be a simple little symmetrical black tattoo that was immediately a disaster. The... 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