How much does a laser tattoo removal cost? This is one of the most asked questions about laser tattoo removal. If you managed to find different answers on the internet but are still dissatisfied and looking for a comprehensive understanding on the cost of having a tattoo removal, it is for sure that you have come to the right place. In this article we will tell you what is the cost involved in laser tattoo removals. Regardless of whether you are thinking about removing your tattoo or inking your first tattoo, this post will give you some food for thought to consider before your make the decision.
Intangible Costs of Laser Tattoo Removal
It is definitely not surprising if you hear screaming voices in a tattoo removal clinic. Pain is the number one most obvious intangible cost for getting your tattoos removed. Some describe the laser tattoo removal process as “10 times more painful than inking a tattoo”; while some compare it with having oil spilled onto the body; and some compare it with snapping a rubber band against your skin. Even though the actual pain you will receive depends on many factors such as the location and the size of the tattoo, most clinics will tell you it is not painful (which seller would stop consumers from purchasing the product?). Experiencing pain is definitely one of the intangible costs you must consider before having a tattoo removal.
If you happen to have a face tattoo, you may have to stand with your outlook during the transition period. As we all know, a complete tattoo removal requires at least several sessions and the gap between each session is at least 6 to 7 weeks. During the transition period before your tattoo is completely removed, you may need to spend some time on making up or covering the tattoo.
Even though the probability of scarring with laser tattoo removal is less than 5%, you should still bear in mind that for every 100 people approximately 5 of them are unfortunate enough to be left with a scar. Be prepared for the worst case!
Tangible Costs of Laser Tattoo Removal
Some clinics may charge a consultation fee of around $50 to evaluate your tattoo, in which they explain the procedures, estimate the risks and review your health conditions (immune system is a key factor determining the success of a tattoo removal). Sometimes this fee can be credited towards the actual cost of the tattoo removal.
How much will it cost for the actual tattoo removal
The actual removal costs varies with a lot of factors including the size of the tattoo, the amount of ink, tattoo location and the color of the ink. A general rule of thumb is that the more difficult the tattoo is to be removed, the more costly is your laser tattoo removal session, ranging from $100 up to $1000 per session. So if you also take into account the number of sessions the whole process will take, the cost of a normal tattoo removal can be as expensive as $750 to $1,500. It is right to conclude that the price of tattoo removal is 10 times higher than the price of inking a tattoo.
Mixed Costs of the After-Care Needed
Last but not least, you should also take into account the mixed costs of the after-care needed after a tattoo removal. The tangible cost of after-care is not skyrocket high but can get costly if complications or infections occur with improper after-care for the tattoo removal site. By keeping the area dry and clean, avoiding swimming and soaking to prevent infection, and exercising enough to boost your immune system, these steps would provide are key to a good after-care practices and may help with speeding your recovery and tattoo removal sessions which may help save you a significant amount of money during the whole removal process.
Understanding more is always helpful in terms of making a good tattoo removal decision. So I hope this post will give you a more comprehensive understanding on both the tangible and intangible cost of laser tattoo removal. We will continue to provide you the best and most up-to-date information on tattoo removal. All the best to your tattoo removal experience!