Cost of Tattoo Removal

There are almost as many reasons for why a person would want a tattoo removed as why they would want to have one completed in the first place.  But tattoo removal is not as simple.  There are a number of ways to have a tattoo removed and each comes with a different price.  Read on to find out more about different removal methods and their cost.

Cost of Tattoo Removal Creams

When it comes to the cost of tattoo removal, the cheapest option is tattoo removal creams.   To use a tattoo removal cream you should place it over the area of your tattoo once or twice a day.  The instructions for use are usually on the packaging of the product you buy.  The cream works to fade the tattoo until it finally disappears.  This can take up to four months but the cost of tattoo removal is more than affordable with most creams averaging between £20 and £50 per tube.

Cost of Tattoo Removal by Laser

Laser is one of the most preferred tattoo removal methods due to its effectiveness and the safeness of this method when performed by a trained professional.  Multiple sessions are required with this method of tattoo removal and there is usually a 6-8 week period between each one.  Tattoo removal by laser has a high success rate and this is justified in its cost – around £150 to £300 per session.

Cost of Tattoo Removal by Dermabrasion

The dermabrasion tattoo removal method works by literally scraping away the skin and your tattoo until it completely disappears.  This cannot be done in one session and is also one of the most risky tattoo removal methods due to the possible infection rate in the healing periods.  However it is also one of the oldest tattoo removal methods and has been being performed for many years.  The cost of this tattoo removal method could average around £1000 after all the sessions have been completed.

Cost of Tattoo Removal on the NHS

Tattoo removal on the NHS is free.  However in order for the NHS to perform a tattoo removal procedure on you, you will need to prove that your tattoo is causing you a mental or physical problem – this is very hard to do.  Previous tattoo removals on the NHS have included tattoos on the face, tattoos affecting employment and gang related tattoos.

Other Costs to Consider

All of the above costs are an average and the only way to know how much it will cost to remove your specific tattoo is to have a consultation with a tattoo removal professional.  The prices can range depending on the size, colours and age of your tattoo.  Other additional costs can come from the use of anaesthetic and the experience of the professional removing the tattoo.

The clinic you choose will be able to give you an estimate of the cost which they can update as the sessions continue.  It all depends on your preferences and budget as to which tattoo removal option you choose.


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