Tattoo Erasing – It Takes Time
So, the main question:
How long does it take to completely remove a tattoo?
While we would love if there was a universal time frame on removing tattoos, that’s just not the case.
For one person, it may take 5 sessions to remove a tattoo. For another, 8. For another, 11.
And with that being said, someone may be able to completely remove their tattoo within 1 year. For others, it may take 1.5 years.
Why does tattoo removal take different amounts of time for different people?
How long the tattoo removal process takes depends on a couple of different things:
For people will darker skin tones, they may have to wait longer between treatments. For those will lighter complexion, they are more likely to wait a shorter amount of time between treatments.
And the extra 2 weeks of waiting, over the course of 6 or more treatments, can add up to a couple of additional months.
Type of Ink
While you’d think that all tattoo ink is the same, that’s not the case.
There aren’t regulations on tattoo ink. And with different tattoo ink being made up of different ingredients, the time it’ll take for the laser (and your body’s immune system) to remove the ink will be different.
How Faded Your Tattoo Currently Is
If your tattoo is 20 years old and already faded, then it’ll take a shorter amount of time to remove then if you were to try to remove a fresh tattoo.
How long after laser tattoo removal will tattoo fade?
After each tattoo removal session, your tattoo will progressively get more and more faded.
So, your tattoo will be more faded after your third treatment than it was after the second treatment. And it’ll be more faded after the fifth session that it was after the fourth session.
You get the idea.
Can a tattoo be removed in one session?
It’s highly unlikely that a tattoo can be removed in one session.
There are areas of the body that usually are “easier” to remove than others. Areas with high blood flow, like the neck or chest, are easier to remove than extremities like the feet or fingers, where there’s often less blood flow.
We’ve seen small, already-faded tattoos on the neck, arm, and chest get removed in one just session.
To get an estimate on how long it’ll take to remove your tattoo, as well as how much it’ll cost you, then come in for a free consultation.