While getting a tattoo can feel like a big commitment, deciding to have a tattoo removed can potentially be more overwhelming. This is especially true if you’re not sure how tattoo removal works, or if you’re worried it might hurt, and if you’re totally clueless about how to prepare for a tattoo removal procedure. 

If this predicament sounds familiar, no worries. At Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal, we’re here to answer all your biggest questions and concerns surrounding laser tattoo removal so you can walk into your appointment feeling confident, secure, and ready to have your tattoo removed. 

How Many Treatments Do I Need to Remove My Tattoo?

Clients are always curious about how long it will take to remove a tattoo, but there is no standard answer here. 

How long it would take to remove your tattoo will depend on a few key factors, including the size of your tattoo, how long you’ve had it, the depth of its pigment, how intricate the design is, and the actual color of the ink used. Worry not, though, as we’ll be able to thoroughly assess all these factors once we’ve seen the tattoo up close. 

In general, clients will likely have to undergo a minimum of 6 sessions for faded tattoos, with the possibility of needing as much as 12 or more sessions for bold, colorful tattoos.

In addition, each session needs to be spaced out 6-8 weeks in order to achieve the best results. Bottom line: laser tattoo removal is not a quick, one-session treatment, but with patience and the professional services of Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal at your disposal, you can feel confident knowing your skin will be restored to its original tattoo-free state. 

How Long Will My Appointment Last?

With their busy lives and hectic schedules, clients are often curious about how long each of their appointments will last. Luckily, you’ll find that the sessions are not overly time-consuming. Again, this will vary depending on your tattoo, but you should be in and out of your appointment in 30 minutes or less.  

Is Laser Tattoo Removal Painful?

If you’ve been considering laser tattoo removal, you likely have one important question at the top of your mind: does tattoo removal hurt? It’s time to stop worrying because tattoo removal is not as painful as you might have been led to believe.

Most clients describe the feeling as a firm rubber band snap against the skin. Sure, it won’t feel like you’re getting a relaxing massage, but if you have a tattoo that no longer feels authentic to you, 30 minutes of discomfort is a small price to pay in order to take it out.

Is There Anything I Can Do to Ease the Pain?

We understand that everyone has a different pain tolerance level, and perhaps you are worried about the discomfort you might experience. Fortunately, there are some things that can be done to ease discomfort.

We use a Zimmer Chiller before, during and after the treatment . The cold air will help to numb the skin and reduce the pain.

You can also apply an ice pack to the treated area after your appointment to help reduce swelling.

How Should I Prepare for Tattoo Removal?

At Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal, we will always strive to make your procedure as seamless and stress-free as possible. In other words, you just have to show up for your appointment, and we’ll take care of the rest. 

Having said that, if you want best results and a shorter recovery time, here are some helpful tips:

  • Wear sunscreen 
  • Avoid shaving, exfoliating, or waxing the treatment area prior to your appointment 
  • If possible, avoid smoking to speed up recovery 
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! (both before and after your appointment)

Book Your Laser Tattoo Removal Appointment?

We hope you’re now feeling more confident about the prospect of having your tattoo removed. 

If you still need more convincing that the procedure is right for you, we highly recommend checking out these tattoo removal before and after pictures to get a sense of what our tattoo removal services can do for you. 

Once you’re ready, book your tattoo removal appointment or call us at 219-237-0444 if you have any more questions or concerns before booking your sessions with us.