There are many forms of self-expression, but none are as permanent as a tattoo. So what happens if you change your mind, break up with the person whose name is emblazoned on your arm or stop wanting to share your love of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers with the world? Thankfully laser tattoo removal can rescue you from the embarrassment of a misspelt youth and recover your skin back to its pre-tattoo days. But many people are put off asking questions because they worry the cost will be prohibitive. In reality, laser tattoo removal may not be as expensive as they feared.
What You Should Consider?
When getting a tattoo removed, you should remember that cheap is not always best. Good tattoo removal experts will leave you with a cleaner outcome, so check reviews of customer testimonials and ask plenty of questions before making a decision. There is no fixed cost, and there are very few cases where the NHS would consider recommending tattoo removal under their remit. Finally, remember that the result will never be as pure as untattooed skin. Although the colour and image will be gone, you will likely have some residual marks.
So What Is The Cost Of Tattoo Removal?
Costs vary among providers, so getting a few quotes is always worth the time. Comparisons made by the Sun newspaper in 2017 showed it could cost anything from £80-£600 a session in the UK. This is a massive variance because many factors are involved. You need to consider the reputation of the salon, the geographical location, the size of the tattoo, depth of ink and colours used. It may also take up to ten sessions to get the results you want. However, you are entitled to a full quote and therefore know what size bill you face.
Why Does Colour Matter?
Interestingly many people assume black will be the hardest colour to remove because it is so dark, but it is the opposite. Black is the easiest colour for removal; green, yellow, and purple are the most complex colours. Results also vary with the skin tone of the patient. The darker the skin, the harder it is to get an excellent outcome. Again, most tattoo removal experts will keep photos of before and after treatments (with permission from the clients) so you can have a look to see what to expect.
Can You Pay In Installments?
The simple answer is that it is up to the clinic. Many clinics will be partnered with financial providers, so it is worth shopping around if the upfront costs seem too much to handle at once. However, as with all financial decisions, you should carefully check the interest terms and ensure that you are not signing up for anything you can’t afford. It may be better to save up until you have the cost for the first few sessions, you can always take a break in treatment, and the results may progress quicker than planned, so overall it won’t take as long.