Rest easy — while laser tattoo removal can hurt, chances are it won’t hurt as much as getting the tattoo did. Tattoo removal pain is comparable to the pain of a bad sunburn, and the laser pulses feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Cringe-worthy, yes, but tolerable. We also offer numbing agents to lessen the discomfort.
The age of your tattoo is a factor in how easy it is to remove. Older tattoos do tend to be removed more easily because they have typically already had some fading over time. For this reason, older tattoos will often take fewer sessions to remove than a newer tattoo would.
Although many tattoos are completed in one session with a tattoo artist, reversing a tattoo does not take the same period of time.
The laser will remove each tattoo ink layer by layer. This is a process that will take multiple sessions to accomplish.