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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I began this process January 2014 and foresee it taking about 2.5 to 3 years to achieve complete removal which is my goal. I have had much smaller all black tattoos removed from both of my inner wrists and achieved complete removal after about 20 sessions or so ( I lost count). The things I... READ MORE

I am so depressed and angry. So many good things are happening in my life now, and I thought a tattoo would complement my vibrant life, but it has completely depressed me. I'm not eating or sleeping and I'm dreading getting undressed to see my new tattoo. The artist did a very good job but it's... READ MORE

I have been interested in joining the military for a while now and a few weeks ago I got my sign that I needed to affirm my decision to do it. There is only this tattoo standing in my way. After some research I found that the Enlighten Laser by Cutera is one of the newest and most efficient ways... READ MORE

I got this tattoo at the age of 20 for my daughter's father. We broke up about 6 months later. I decided at the age of 34 I was time to get it removed, it caused me to have to search for wide wedding bands with my current love. It is a very painful but effective procedure, it takes multiple... READ MORE

Hi so I've been checking this site everyday since I got my tattoo and now I feel like I should share my story. It doesn't have a lot of meaning, except for the the fact that it represents my love for the beach and the ocean and my love for a particular genre of music. I thought that by getting... READ MORE

I am 10 months into laser treatments every 6 weeks of a tattoo on my hip that has got to go. At the very least I need to get it to a stage where it is light enough to cover up. Ideally, I would like it to disappear entirely, but I am beginning to think that that might not happen. The treatments... READ MORE

Hi all, I have had my 2nd tattoo done 5 days ago. I had started thinking about it - based on a lengthy text which, of course, means a lot to me - around 2 years ago. This summer, it hit me: I was ready to do it. I thought about it, where I wanted it, how I wanted it to look. My first tattoo, on... 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

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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 525 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more