Tattoo removal

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Mistakes don't always have to last forever!

Sometimes, tattoos don’t go as planned and sometimes what felt right back then may not suit you now. When it’s time to remove a tattoo, we always start with a free consultation, either on-site or digitally.

With new technology and the world’s first twin pulse, we offer a safe, fast and effective treatment. During a laser treatment, the laser pulses penetrate down to the ink and break it into tiny particles, which are then carried away by your lymphatic system. We use the super modern Q-terra Q10 which is a Q-switched Nd:Yag laser, the industry choice for best results.

Tattoo removal

It’s easy to wonder if you can really fully remove a tattoo. The answer is that you absolutely can!  It takes time and patience and there is no guarantee how quickly it will fade and how many sessions will be required. If you want to remove a tattoo without getting scars, it is a process you need to be dedicated to and follow up every three months. It is impossible to say precisely how many treatments are required, as it can vary from tattoo to tattoo, but the average is around 8-10 treatments, with 3 month intervals for healing. We do not remove eyeliner or lip tattoos.

Bleaching before a CoverUp

When planning a cover-up tattoo, it’s often helpful to your artist to fade the old tattoo. Depending on the old tattoo and the new art you’re planning, 2-4 treatments can often do the trick.

Removal of tattooed eyebrows

Microblading 3D eyebrows
Also called straw technique or feather touch is a semi-permanent method where thin lines are superficially tattooed to fill in eyebrows where hair is missing or where fullness is desired. Microblading is said to last about 3 years, but if the performer makes the mistake of filling in too deeply or with the wrong color, laser removal may be the only option to remove it.

Permanent eyebrows
Some choose to use traditional tattooing techniques for eyebrows as well. Brow tattoos applied using this method are more permanent. Like regular tattoos, the results also vary depending on the artist. If the result does not meet your expectations, removal may fade or remove the result permanently.

Test patch at consultation
Some cosmetic tattoo ink contains metals and other material that can oxidize when lasered, sometimes turning an unusual color. Therefore, we will do a tiny test patch at the side of the eyebrow at least 24 hours before the full treatment to make sure that you are happy with how the results will look.

Questions and answers

It depends on various factors, e.g. placement on the body, depth of the tattoo, age of the tattoo and what colors it contains. In many cases, a tattoo disappears completely in between 8-10 treatments. Tattooed eyebrows usually between 4-6 treatments.

At least 3 months of healing is required between each treatment for regular tattoos.
At least 6 weeks of healing is required for eyebrow removal.

1. Ink colors

  • Black is the easiest color in tattoos to remove – the laser is the strongest with black and black ink particles are naturally smaller to start with.
  • Green and blue can be tricky if they are on the lighter side. Darker shades fade more easily.
  • Red and orange in tattoos are more complex. They usually disappear last as it is more difficult for the laser beams to break up the pigment.
  • Yellow can be troublesome as the particles are very large and hold a lot of heat.
  • White ink cannot be removed with a laser but usually fades by itself.


2. Texts and motifs

Shading usually fades quite quickly, whereas liner is much denser and deeper and therefore takes much longer. Keep in mind that your tattoo will change a lot over the course of removal, with some parts fading faster than others.

To remove a cover up (an old tattoo covered by a new one) it takes longer since there is twice as much ink. The old tattoo may be visible for awhile once the coverup has faded. This also applies to tattoos that have been filled in after a while.

3. The age of the tattoo

The age of the tattoo is a very important factor that affects the laser removal process.

Older tattoos tend to fade in color making it easier to remove the ink completely. Older tattoos may require fewer treatments for this reason.

A new tattoo can of course be removed, but expect it to take longer as there is more ink left in the tattoo compared to an older one.

Yes, in most cases it works! However, some cosmetically tattooed eyebrows contain colors/ingredients that cannot be lasered off.

Some cosmetic tattoo ink contains metals and other material that can oxidize when lasered, sometimes turning an unusual color. Therefore, we will do a tiny test patch at the side of the eyebrow at least 24 hours before the full treatment to make sure that you are happy with how the results will look.

Yes, in most cases we do. We do not laser any mucous membranes. Note that healing is more difficult in these areas and that you’re often more sensitive to pain here than in other areas.

Yes, unfortunately, it does. But this machine is also the fastest so the pain is over in a very short time. We cool the area before, during, and immediately afterwards to minimize the pain. We also recommend buying Emla ointment at the pharmacy before the treatment and wearing it 2-3 hours before to numb the area.

No, the laser machine only attacks the pigment and not the skin in the treatment area.
But fluid blisters can occur after treatment, especially if you are not careful about cooling down at home after the treatment. If blisters occur, treat them with care and prevent them from popping. If they pop, the skin can be damaged or infected, and in the worst case, there can be scars when they heal!

Always book a consultation first!
We also have digital consultations for a smooth start.

Before your booked laser treatment
To achieve the best possible results and minimize pain, we recommend that you:

  • Get an anesthetic cream at the pharmacy, such as “Tapin” or “Emla”. Follow the instructions provided or consult a pharmacist.
  • Removes perfume/make-up/skin cream on the area during the treatment day
  • Have not done a spray tan, used tan without sun or done a chemical peel 2 weeks before the treatment
  • If you have a lot of hair – shave the area over the tattoo
  • Sleep and eat well the 24 hours before
  • If you have a menstrual cycle, note that studies have shown that pain tolerance is highest during days 6-11 of your cycle.

You should cool the area with an ice pack at home as long as the area feels warm and keep the area well moisturised and clean. Do not pick at any blisters.

You should also avoid direct sunlight for at least 2 weeks after treatment. After that, if the area will be in direct sunlight, always use a sunscreen with a high SPF.
Avoid strenuous exercise, saunas and swimming pools with chlorinated water for the first week.

It is normal to be swollen and red for a few days after treatment. It can feel like a sunburn. Blisters or light bruising are normal, though you should treat the area with care.

Some people experience hypo- or hyper- pigmentation after laser treatment. This means that the skin itself will either lighten or darken in the area of the tattoo. This is rarely permanent but can take 6-12 months to return to normal.

  • Under 18
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have hemophilia or keloid scarring
  • Taking medications that thin the blood or make you sensitive to light
  • Did botox, fillers or chemical peeling near the area in the last 2 weeks
  • We do not remove tattoos on eyeliner or lips.
  • We do not remove tattoos closer than 2 cm from the eyes.

We use the cutting edge Q-terra Q10. Our machine has the latest technology and is an Nd:Yag laser equipped with a twin pulse for a safe, fast and effective treatment. Unlike many other clinics, we can treat all colors.

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