How Many Sessions Will It Take To Remove My Tattoo?

Tattoos have always been an increasing trend, especially because most individuals have one or more tattoos on their bodies. In some cases, tattoos are symbols that help a person express who they are, or in other scenarios, tattoos are memories and recollections of significant events or people. But as the trend for inked skin continues to grow, the demand for tattoo removal follows the same pattern.
In fact, as many as 40% of Americans regret their decision to receive something they thought was permanent. Laser tattoo removal is one of the best solutions to clean skin. When you arrive for your free consultation, the following are some factors to consider, that will help determine how many sessions are required to remove your tattoo, as well as your tattoo removal cost.

1) Colors Of The Tattoo Ink

Many things contribute to the number of sessions it takes to remove a tattoo completely, but the colors that the tattoo contains is the number one factor to consider. While some colors respond to laser treatment rather well, the others might take more time. Black pigments are easier to remove since they are comparatively small and lack any metallic elements. Depending on the laser that’s being used, red colored ink can be either easy or difficult to remove. Green, yellow, blue, and orange colored ink is difficult to remove, because, in most scenarios, the light and heat energy from the laser pass through these colors without much light absorption.  Make sure the laser that is being used has the proper wavelengths to treat a variety of colors.  Different wavelengths are attracted to different colors, one wavelength cannot treat all colors.
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2) Density Of The Tattoo Ink

Another element to consider is how the tattoo was injected into the skin. Most tattoos are embedded professionally, but some individuals have received amateur ink jobs, which can alter the number of sessions needed to remove it. In fact, amateur art will respond quicker to the laser treatment since they usually do not contain as much ink, and in most cases, the ink is distributed into the dermis unevenly. Professional tattoos tend to have a greater amount of ink which can penetrate multiple layers of the epidermis, which can increase the number of treatments it will take to remove the tattoo.

 3) The Type Of Ink Used In The Tattoo

Apart from being unique in design, tattoos are also unique in their composition. All tattoo artists utilize different types of compounds for creating tattoo pigments. However, the problem that lies here is that these tattoo artists are not able to comprehend the exact makeup of every single tattoo pigment. Aside from including colors and density, the composition of each also consists of ink type as well as ink quality. It is quite difficult to remove certain kinds of tattoo ink and may require more time with the laser.
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4) The Age Of The Tattoo 

It is usually easier to get rid of older tattoos since the pigment typically fades with time. Some additional sessions may be required for newer tattoos mainly because the pigment hasn’t had as much time to fade. During your consultation with our laser technician, try to have an accurate time frame of when you received the tattoo that is being removed. This will help us determine the number of sessions complete removal will require, as well as any outcomes you should expect with removal.

5) Location Of The Tattoo On The Body

 The location of the tattoo will also play a significant role when it comes time to laser the ink away. It will be easier to remove tattoos on certain parts of the body.  Blood flow also plays a significant role in tattoo removal, therefore the areas of the body with a good amount of blood flow will respond better to laser tattoo removal than those that have poor blood flow.  The strength of your immune system also plays a vital role in tattoo removal.  Everyone’s immune system is different so some people will respond better to tattoo removal than others.
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Keep in mind that for each patient, the number of laser tattoo removal sessions will differ. Compared to other tattoo removal treatment methods, this procedure is much safer, faster and much less painful. The factors mentioned above will undoubtedly contribute significantly to the period of time it will take to remove your tattoo as well as the expense in doing so. Ink Blasters Precision Laser Tattoo Removal determines your tattoo removal cost depending on the size of your tattoo in square inches, using our patented grid formula that will determine the exact size of your tattoo. Most tattoos can be significantly faded or completely removed with 3-10 treatment sessions, although all of these factors will determine an exact number.
You can your approximate tattoo removal cost on the “How It Works” page.

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Step 1: FREE Consultation

A consultation will be conducted by the Certified Laser Specialist (CLS) to assess the following:

  • Size of the tattoo (sq. inches).
  • Your health (your body does all the work).
  • Ink type/depth/age/application technique (used to determine difficulty/duration for complete removal).
  • Cost of each tattoo removal treatment.
  • If you or the CLS has any question about the success of treatment, a “TEST SPOT” might be conducted (just ask!).
  • The CLS will explain the treatment in depth and will answer any questions the client might have related to the laser tattoo removal process. It is important to disclose on the Medical Questionnaire all medications you are currently taking as some medications can cause adverse reactions.

At the end of the consultation, the CLS will schedule the first treatment. In many cases, there will be enough time at the end of the consultation to move directly into the first treatment.

Step 2: First Treatment

In preparation of your first treatment please:

  • Keep treated area out of the sun for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Shave area the day prior (if applicable).
  • No products containing aspirin 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • No AHA’s or other topical acid products on skin.
  • The client will sign in and notify the CLS of any medical changes.
  • The CLS will photograph the tattoo which will be stored with the client’s file.
  • Tattoo Removal Treatment begins!!!!

Step 3: Post-Treatment

The CLS will provide post-treatment instructions and schedule the next appointment.

Additional Tattoo Removal Treatments

Treatments can be scheduled no sooner than 5 weeks apart. If you have a “fresh” tan, we will send you away due to possible hypo-pigmentation complications.

KEEP IT COVERED if in the sun!

A digital photo will be taken at each appointment to track the removal process.

Hours of Operation

Monday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday Closed
*Appointments outside of regular business hours are available upon request

Please note that our office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas

Ink Blasters
Monday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 9:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday Closed
*Appointments outside of regular business hours are available upon request

Please note that our office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas

For your convenience, we offer the following methods to schedule your appointments:
– Online scheduling: To request appointment availability, please click here to fill out the form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.
– Call our office at [phone number].
– Email us at [email address] with your preferred date or day of the week and time range, and our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.
– Completed new patient forms (click here to download)
– List of current medications and medical conditions
Please call our office at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment. We’ll work with you to help you find another date that fits your schedule.
We understand that unforeseen situations may arise that are out of our control. If you miss an appointment. Let me get back to you on this one
Ink Blasters provides laser tattoo removal services.
We will conduct a thorough examination on your first visit to determine the best course of action to achieve your desired level of tattoo removal.
During your initial consultation we will discuss the history of your tattoo and what results you would like to achieve. This will help us estimate the number of treatments you may need to achieve your desired outcome. We will also measure your tattoo to assure accurate pricing. Once we explain the process of tattoo removal and answer any questions you may have, we always leave time for treatment if desired. If you are still unsure on whether or not you want treatment, consultations are always free and we want you to feel 100% comfortable before starting treatment. We can always give you time to think about it or schedule your treatment for another day.
Many health conditions are indicated on the skin and can affect laser tattoo removal so your medical information is very important in diagnosing issues with your skin and body. Certain medications are also contraindicated with laser tattoo removal so it is very important to disclose ALL of your medications.
Ink Blasters offers these payment options:
Cash, check or credit card at time of service
We will require payment at the time of service.
During your free consultation, we will estimate the amount of treatments your tattoo removal will take based on coloring, placement and size, with size being the most important factor. Once we have determined how many treatments you will need, we can estimate the cost of your removal procedure. Military/emergency discounts are available.
At Ink Blasters LLC, individuals younger than 18 can be treated for tattoo removal with parental consent.
For those traveling in for treatment, Ink Blasters LLC can arrange pick up and drop off at Detroit Metro Airport. Typically, we recommend six hours between the time you land and departure time. This allows for car service to our clinic, one session of tattoo removal treatment, and return service to the airport.
It is easier to remove tattoos from the places on your body that receive more circulation of blood. For example: it would be easier to remove ink from the belly, neck, or chest than from a finger or toe. However, it is possible to remove tattoos from extremities with proper treatment and equipment. See our Before and After Photos page for proof.
We begin each tattoo removal treatment with a test of the laser on a small spot. This way we can determine how your skin will react to UV light and other effects of the removal treatment.
At Ink Blasters LLC we use a Quanta Q-Plus C laser, the only true wave length, Q-switched system available in the world. This laser is capable of administering more power than other lasers with less adverse reaction. It is one of the only lasers in the world that has the proven ability to remove full color ink from a variety of skin types.
Many other lasers use antiquated circular light which is unevenly distributed and creates hot spots. These hot spots are what cause breaking of the skin, severe blistering, and scarring. Quanta’s square beam distributes energy evenly throughout your tissue, leaving no hot spots, but delivering twice the power to break up your tattoo.
At Ink Blasters LLC, clients have less than a 5% chance of walking away with permanent scarring after laser tattoo removal. Because we use the latest in technology and technique, you will receive the safest and most effective treatment available today.
We will start your tattoo removal process with 5 weeks in between treatments. Gradually we progress to 6 weeks, and then 8 weeks between treatments near the end of your process. We believe it is most effective to give your body time to digest the ink after each treatment. By taking time off between removal treatments you are guaranteed the best results.
To keep your tattoo protected between treatments, keep your skin dry and out of the sun. If your tattoo must be in the sun, protect it with SPF 50+ and reapply frequently. Do not place any ointments or bandages over the tattoo and stay away from tanning machines and spray tanning.
In the past, after tattoo removal treatments, clients are in bandages 1-3 weeks after each removal process. With the new laser technology at Ink Blasters LLC, there are no bandages required. After getting treated, you will likely see swelling and redness for 24-72 hours and your skin will feel like it has a mild sunburn.
Tattoo removal treatment is typically a very quick process which only takes a few minutes to complete. Time spent in clinic per treatment typically doesn’t exceed 30 minutes.
The number of laser treatments needed to fully remove your tattoo is dependent on many factors including the size, color, and the depth of penetration of the ink for your particular piece. An amateur or homemade tattoo may only need 2-5 treatments. A professional multi-colored design might need 5-12, or more, treatments. One of the reasons Ink Blasters LLC offers a free consultation is to discuss how many treatments are necessary to remove your unique tattoo.
Laser tattoo removal stings a little. Clients have compared it to having an elastic band snapped against the skin. At Ink Blasters LLC we use a specialized Cooling System which applies chilled air to maximize your comfort.
Everyone can benefit from laser tattoo removal treatment regardless of whether your tattoo was previously treated. At Ink Blasters LLC we work on tattoos in all stages from brand new, to many years old, previously treated, or faded by light or sun exposure. We will treat your tattoo properly using a Quanta Q-Plus C, the only true wavelength Q-switched tattoo removal system available in the world. Ink Blasters specializes in getting it right the first time and even repairing tattoo removal work done by other clinics with older technology.
The great majority of tattoos, whether professionally done or homemade, respond to laser treatments at Ink Blasters LLC. Some pigments, especially green, orange and yellow are more difficult to remove than others, but even these touchy pigments typically respond given enough treatments. Part of what separates Ink Blasters LLC from other laser tattoo removal clinics is our ability to remove a full spectrum of colors. Many other clinics are restricted by older technology which only allows them to remove certain hues.
At Ink Blasters LLC we understand that tattoo removal can be a daunting process. We offer free consultations to allow you time to learn about our process, ask any questions you might have, and become fully comfortable with the removal treatment before beginning. If you can provide us with your health history, type of tattoo, and age of tattoo, our laser tattoo removal specialists (LTRS) and certified laser technicians (CLT) will explain your options for tattoo removal and answer any questions you may have including providing a price for your treatment.

Tattoo Removal Cost

Tattoo removal is priced by the number of solid square inches of ink. The tattoo is measured during the initial consultation using our patented grid formula that will determine the exact size of the tattoo and nothing but the tattoo. Most tattoo removal centers measure the whole area, while we just measure the ink. This saves you money! A specific price will be set for each removal treatment.

Tattoo Removal Cost Per Treatment:

  • $99 for the first square inch and $39 for each additional square inch up to 6 square inches
  • Tattoos between 6 to 10 square inches are $294
  • Tattoos over 10 square inches priced during free consultation
  • 20% discount to Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Protection and Minors (under 18)
  • We offer complimentary radiation tattoo removal to breast cancer survivors
  • Gift Certificates available
  • Topical Anesthetic – $25

Smaller Tattoo Removal Cost Per Treatment

  • Tear Drop – $49
  • 3-5 Dots on Hand $49
  • Rings – $49

 

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  • Friday9:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday9:00am - 1:00pm
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