How Much Does Tattoo Removal Cost?

What is the laser tattoo removal price per session? Thank you.

Doctor Answers 32

How much does laser tattoo removal cost

We typically charge $60/ square inch, with a $250 minimum.  That is a great price considering the quality of lasers used in my practice. 


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Cost of Tattoo removal

One treatment session will cost between $75 and $300 depending on where you live and how big your tattoo is. Multiple treatments with laser are needed to remove a tattoo, and no one can tell you how many sessions you will need, although an average is 5-10. Generally fewer sessions are needed for poorly done tattoos since the ink isn't as deep in the skin. Also, black tattoos are more easily removed than colored tattoos (with blue/green being the most difficult to remove).

Dana Goldberg, MD
Jupiter Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Cost with Laser Tattoo Removal

The cost of tattoo removal treatments depends on the size and color of the tattoo. Treatments start at $150 and increase from there. At Des Moines Plastic Surgery, we offer complimentary consultations to determine the cost of treatment for each individual patient.

David L. Robbins, MD, FACS
West Des Moines Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal

The cost depends on the size of the tattoo. It starts from $100 per session for a small tattoo and increases based on the surface area that the tattoo covers. It will take approximately 6-8 sessions depending on the quality of the ink, 8-10 weeks apart for complete removal. Colored tattoos may need more sessions, which again depend on the quality of the ink.

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?

The cost of tattoo removal will depend upon the laser(s) used. And, whether or not the laser center offers pricing per treatment or in a series. We strongly believe pricing per session is the only way to charge for tattoo removal as results vary significantly from person to person and tattoo to tattoo.
The charges for laser tattoo removal start at $200 and depend on the size of the tattoo. To try to make things simple for people inquiring online or over the phone, we give prices based on sizes like business card, 8.5 x 11, etc. However, we realize most tattoos aren't shaped exactly in those dimensions. Prior to a treatment, each patient will be evaluated by a physician extender (P.A. or Nurse Practitioner) who will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. They then will give you the exact cost. It is your decision to proceed or not. There should never  be any pressure involved in scheduling an appointment and no gimmicks like a special price if you schedule same day.
Tattoo removal likely requires several treatments. In some cases, some ares fade very quickly, so it is possible that the initial treatments may cost more than subsequent treatments where fading has started and the procedure takes less time.
As with any medical treatment, do not base your decision solely on cost. A low price for ineffective tattoo removal isn't really a great deal. Or paying for antiquated technology that takes many, many more treatments than the newest state-of the-art technology is also not a great deal.
However, a laser center with a great reputation and many repeat clients will often be able to offer very competitive prices while maintaining the highest standards in safety, efficacy, cleanliness and also the most highly trained and competent providers.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 118 reviews

Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal

We use a Picoway for tattoo removal. 

The cost of laser tattoo removal starts from INR 2500 (about $40), and goes up, depending on the size. We offer treatments in sets of 3, that come at a discount of 20% per set. 


Renita (Lourdhurajan) Rajan, MD, DNB
India Dermatologist
4.9 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal with Picosure

In our practice we use the Picosure laser which is a vastly superior technology then previously-used Q-switched lasers -  more effective and takes fewer sessions.  Pricing is based on square inch and complexity of the tattoo, but generally start at approximately $50 per square inch per session.  Of course the cost per square inch can go down depending on the size of the tattoo and the number of sessions purchased.  We also often run specials and promotions as well if you're looking in Chicago.

Anh-Tuan Truong, MD, FACS
Chicago General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Tattoo Removal Cost

Thank you for your question. Pico lasers are the most advanced technology. I utilize the PiQo4 laser which has 4 Pico wavelengths making it possible to remove 96% of ink in as little as 4-6 treatments. Cost can vary based on location, the size and complexity of your tattoo, as well as the technology being used. Pricing can often range anywhere from $100 to $500 per session depending upon the size and complexity of the tattoo. We offer complimentary quotes at an in person consultation based on individual candidacy. It is important not only to seek advanced technology but an experienced laser tattoo removal provider. I have been practicing laser tattoo removal for almost 20 years. 

Daniel J. Ritacca, MD
Chicago Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Cost for tattoo removal

At our Practice we always have a free consultation.  You have a choice in tattoo removal.  Many Doctors use the Aerolase system, and although we also can use this system, we also suggest the PicoSure system.

The PicoSure is more effective, and will remove a tattoo with less appointments.  The PicoSure also is advanced to the point where they have a 1064 system designed for darker skin, and the 532 designed to provide effective results on colored ink.  

As always cost is based on size, age, and colors on your tattoo, and how fast you want it removed.

Rakesh Nanda, MD
Columbus Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Tattoo cost

The cost for lasering tattoo's can vary depending on size and color. I would recommend following up with a Provider to be evaluated for an accurate estimate.

Kristin J. Tarbet MD, FACS
Bellevue Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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