What To Think About Before Laser Tattoo Removal In Tampa


by Loretta Nguyen Zanetti, ARNP

If you’re reading this, you’re probably in the tattoo regret phase, and we feel your pain! Before you make moves to get that unloved tattoo removed, we created this list so you can learn from our mistakes ! Here are the 10 most helpful, must-know tips to read before you go under the laser.

1. Set Realistic Expectations.

Know what to expect about laser tattoo removal by speaking with an expert technician by booking an initial consultation to discuss your unique experience.

2. One treatment isn’t going to do it.

You probably already realize this by now, but multiple tattoo removal treatments will be required. In addition, intervals between treatments are a also a key factor. We know you want to remove that unwanted ink as quickly as possible, but treating again too soon can increase the risk of side effects like skin irritation and open wounds. The average time between sessions is 4 to 6 weeks, but of course, everybody is different.

3. Location of your Tattoo.

In most cases location does matter. Fading is generally slower for tattoos located further down the arms or legs as they are further from the heart. The closer the tattoo is to the heart the better circulation, therefore better results.

4. Professional vs Amateur Tattoos.

As with removal in general it depends on many factors. Professional applied tattoos penetrate deeper into the skin at uniform levels which can make it easier to treat, but not always, as the ink is usually more dense. Amateur tattoos are often applied with an uneven hand which can make the removal challenging but overall they are easier to remove.

5. Educate yourself on the different types of lasers.

Not all lasers are made the same, and different laser wavelengths treat different colors and sometimes you may need multiple lasers to remove the pigment. At Erasable Ink, we use the latest tattoo removal technology to ensure the most efficient tattoo removal procedure.

6. Post-Treatment Symptoms.

There are a handful of symptoms you might see post-treatment. Not to worry, though. These are common and usually subside within one to two weeks.

Now that you’ve thought it through, rest assured that you’re making a great choice with Erasable Ink – the top Tampa Bay laser tattoo removal clinic! We would love for you to come in for a free consultation to discuss your tattoo removal needs.