Tattoos are a big commitment. At the time, you may think that you won’t regret getting a tattoo, but that’s not always the case.
Sometimes the decision to get a tattoo turns about to be the wrong one. Depending on the location of your tattoo, it might make it difficult to get the job done the way you want it, so it’s not what you envisioned. Or you may just outgrow the style of your tattoo. Or the tattoo becomes representative of a bad memory that you’d rather forget.
When this happens, you can attempt to cover it with makeup, concealer, and clothing, but if you are looking for a more permanent solution, you should consider tattoo removal.
Tattoo Removal Price Factors
There are a number of things to take into account when you consider having a tattoo removed. The first and most important factor is likely the cost of removing the tattoo. The cost of tattoo removal treatment will depend on the following key factors.
The size of the tattoo affects the cost of removal treatment because the larger your tattoo, the more the treatment will cost.
Tattoo removal is easier for some colors than others. If your tattoo is primarily black, you’re in luck. Black inks are the easiest to remove, but if the black is mixed with purple or blue colors, it may be harder to remove.
Most professional tattoo artists will mix multiple colors to create a more vibrant color. This can increase treatment time and costs of removal.
If you had a tattoo that was quick and relatively inexpensive, it will probably come off easier with laser treatment. Conversely, the higher the quality of your tattoo, the more difficult it will be to remove. High quality inks are more difficult for lasers to break down.
Tied to quality is the age of the tattoo. The older the tattoo, the easier it will be to remove.
Older tattoos are easier to remove than newer ones because the ink has likely faded due to your immune system’s natural efforts to remove the ink. A new tattoo has stronger ink and therefore, may take longer to remove.
Tattoo removal is easier on someone who has a strong immune system. Regular exercise, overall health, and age will affect the ability to remove a tattoo. For someone who smokes, has poor health, or takes certain medications, tattoo removal may be more challenging.
Deciding to Remove Your Tattoo
The bottom line is that tattoo removal is possible for almost everyone. The type of tattoo you have will determine the cost. We are happy to give you an estimate of cost and what you can expect from laser removal of your tattoo.
Schedule an appointment today to learn more about removing your tattoo affordably.