Frequently Asked Questions
How does tattoo removal by laser work?
Laser energy in the form of a high powered beam of light is directed at the tattooed area for a fraction of a second. The light beam passes through the outer layers of skin and is absorbed by the ink particles present in the tattoo. This process breaks down the ink particles, enabling your body over the next few weeks to absorb and naturally disperse them.
How many treatments will it take?
Every tattoo is different and the number of treatments necessary will depend on the age, density, colour and type of ink. However, with our world leading laser technology, we have absolute confidence that we will be able to remove any given tattoo in the least possible number of treatments.
Why should I wait 6 weeks for my next appointment?
It is important to allow enough time for your body’s immune system to absorb and disperse the ink particles broken down by the laser energy. If you do not allow 6 weeks between treatments, you are not allowing this process to complete and simply wasting your money. At “Go-Ink Tattoo Removal”, we always ensure that our clients receive the most cost effective treatment.
Can all colours be removed?
The vast majority of colours can be removed especially using our specialist technology; however, certain colours will require more treatments than others. Colours such as yellow, pale blue and green are sometimes not possible to remove as there are many different types of ink used today. When you come to your free consultation and patch test, we will give a full appraisal.
Can anyone have a tattoo removed?
As long as you are over eighteen years old and are suitably medically fit, then you can have your tattoo removed.
Does the process leave a scar?
There is always a very slim chance of scarring but its very rare.
Does the process hurt?
The general consensus is that it is no more painful than being tattooed.
Can I remove part of my tattoo?
Yes you can. Our advanced laser technology allows us to accurately target areas of a tattoo that need to be removed without affecting the remaining image.
Can you fade down a tattoo enabling me to have a new tattoo in its place?
We have a lot of clients requesting ‘fade downs’. The process is the same as for removals, though requiring fewer treatments. Our powerful lasers ensure that fade downs can be completed in the minimum number of treatments saving our clients time and money.