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Laser Tattoo Removal Q&A

Basically it’s not the laser that removes your tattoo, it’s your body! The laser shoots out an intense pulse of light that travels through the skin and shatters the ink causing it to break up into tiny particles. Your body’s white blood cells picks up the small ink particles and take them through your immune system then flushes these particles away resulting in the fading and removal of the tattoo over time. Basically you wee and poo them out. (No, you can’t see it!)

Yes our Quanta Q Plus C Evo is quite simply one of the best (and most expensive!) laser tattoo removal machines available today. Its main benefit is that it removes ALL COLOURS! Most machines struggle with many colours but this machine will remove every colour to give you the best possible outcome.

Depending on the size of the tattoo, I recommend a course of 6 to 12 treatments spaced typically 6-8 weeks apart. Homemade tattoos usually take less. The number of treatments depends on a number of factors, such as:
  1. The location of the tattoo ( the further away from the heart the slower the fade)
  2. The depth of the ink placed in the skin and if your previous tattoo artist has scared you by going to deep leaving inkscared pockets.
  3. The type of ink used ( believe it or not some ink is mixed with plastic!)
  4. The age of the tattoo
  5. The colours used
Laser tattoo removal required a lot of patience.

Unfortunately not. Time between treatments is required to give the skin enough time to heal properly, and to ensure that your body has enough time to flush the tattoo ink out.

The results, after a treatment, are not always immediate. The body breaks down the ink slowly, usually taking at least 6 weeks to see the full results, from a treatment.

No. In our experience, laser tattoo removal hasn’t caused any scarring. If you follow the correct after-care advice and keep us updated with your healing, you will not scar. If the tattoo artist scarred you when applying the tattoo (often by going too deep with the needle, or ‘dragging’ the needle when in the skin), when the ink is removed this scar can become more apparent. You can tell if the tattoo artist has scarred you by the texture of your tattoo; if it lumpy or bumpy this means that there is old scar tissue there.

Treatment time varies depending upon the size of the tattoo but generally is between 10 - 30 minutes. Laser tattoo removal is not painful, you will feel the laser but there will be very little pain or discomfort. It’s certainly nothing like having a tattoo applied!

Yes! You will need to wait a minimum of 8 weeks after your last laser session to have a “cover up”. Fading of tattoo is becoming such a popular treatment to have new and updated ink over the top. Having a tattoo faded gives you so many more options of the new design of tattoo that you can have over the top it no longer has to be bigger and darker.

Make sure you have drunk at least a pint of water and eaten something. I would advise you to call the area prior to your treatment with an ice pack helps take the pain away. You also need to make sure that you have not had the treatment area exposed to UVA or UVB rays 4 to 6 weeks before your treatment.

Skin redness, swelling and the bronzing appearance described above are all expected outcomes of treatment. Other unwanted effects are rare but can include a small blister or temporary change to skin pigmentation, such as a darkening of the skin

Yes, I can. We can laser specific parts of your tattoo which you don’t like anymore.

Yes, that drunken holiday mistake or an ex-lover's name does not need to be permanently marked on your body for the rest of your life!
Recent studies have shown that a shocking 3 out of 4 people have tattoo regret. The most regrettable spots on the body are upper back, upper arms, hips, face, buttocks and wrist; they're the most common places to have tattoos removed.
There are so many reasons why you have changed your mind about your once-loved tattoo. You no longer like how it looks, it was bigger than you originally planned, with age the tattoo doesn’t look like how it used to, it doesn’t relate to its significance any more or you may just be over it.

Do you want a quick fix of the tattoo you no longer want? Here are a few reasons to choose laser before you regret your impulsive cover-up decision.
If you’re deciding to have a cover-up, I would 100% recommend you having between 3-6 laser tattoo removal sessions on your old ink before the cover-up. The pros of having laser before are:
You can have whatever design you want as a cover up it doesn’t have to be bigger and darker to try and hide your old tattoo.
When a tattoo artist covers up a tattoo they design a full new tattoo over your old ink and with that they go over the top of your old tattoo which then technically has had 2 layers of ink deposited in that area. Which will make your old tattoo more prominent and over time you will start to see what you tried to “cover up”.
Having a few sessions of laser will break down your old tattoo ink and make your tattoo lighter and in return it will be so much easier for your tattooist to design anything over the top.

Yes!! If you’re deciding to have a cover up I would 100% recommend you having between 3-6 laser tattoo removal sessions on your old ink before the cover up.

You need to wait a minimum of 6 weeks after your last session to have your cover up as you need to let the old tattoo fade and your skin to heal.