Yup. We won’t lie. But the good news is it only hurts for a few seconds. For a tattoo 5 square inches in size, the whole appointment may take 10 minutes, but the actual treatment only lasts about 30 seconds.
No. Laser tattoo removal done correctly and properly cared for shouldn’t leave any scar. We use the industry’s best laser technology and have over 13 years of experience providing scar-free laser tattoo removal. Take a look at the before and after photos and see for yourself.
It depends on the tattoo, frequency of treatments, and placement on your body. We’ll leave at least 6 weeks between treatments, but sometimes we recommend waiting longer. Your technician will tell you what’s best for your unique situation. Plus you can take as long of a break between treatments as you’d like. Spacing your appointments out further apart won’t hurt your results.
We space treatments on bonier areas of your body or areas farther away from you heart (like your feet) farther apart. Because of the timing, these take longer to disappear. Tattoos on more central areas or areas with lots of muscular or fatty tissues generally require less time between sessions and are quicker to fade as a result.
Complete clearance of a tattoo typically requires 5 t0 10 appointments, and can take anywhere from 8 to 24 months. Get all the details here.
The day of your appointment, apply ice packs to the area to prevent soreness and heat blisters. You won’t need any bandages or dressings. No public pools or hot tubs for 3 days after treatment. Keep the area out of direct sunlight for at least 2 months afterwards. If it has to be exposed to the sun, wear protective clothing, a bandage, or use SPF 50 or higher. Other than that, simply keep the area clean and moisturized—you can work out, shower, etc. Most people walk out our door and carry on with their day as usual.
Yup. And we do it very carefully. When treating tattoos on dark skin, it’s possible to cause permanent whitening or darkening. We prevent that by being less aggressive with each treatment, which means the process takes longer. If you want to be extra cautious, keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight for 2 months before your first session and for up to 6 months afterwards.
Note that some colors can’t be removed from dark skin tones without permanent discoloration. When we see you for your consult, we’ll tell you honestly what to expect based on your individual tattoo and skin tone.
The laser we use produces pulses of light energy that heat up the ink and break it into tiny particles. Your body then flushes the particles out, gradually lightening the appearance of your tattoo. The frequency of light used specifically targets ink, meaning ink particles are broken down, but not the skin itself.
We currently use the Quanta EVO Laser, a leader in tattoo removal technology created in Italy. The Quanta EVO is a combination of the Q-Switched YAG, which is best for removal of black, red, brown, yellow, and purple ink, and the Ruby Laser, which is best for removing blue and green hues. With both combined to make the Quanta EVO, we’re equipped with the technology proven to work best removing any color you’ve got from all skin tones without scarring.
We update our technology as needed so we can provide you with the best treatment possible. Get the full scoop here.
Certification for performing laser tattoo removal varies by state. Colorado currently doesn’t require any kind of certification or licensing, so be careful who you see for treatment!
It may not be required, but we only hire certified laser technicians anyway. Owner Shelley Novello hand trains each technician and requires that they work under her supervision for at least a year before treating people on their own. Shelley’s such a pro, she even trains practitioners at other clinics.
Over the past 13 years we’ve been in business, we’ve performed over 50,000 treatments on over 19,000 clients. Learn all about our pros here.
Shelley and her staff did such a great job removing my entire sleeve! I never thought it could be done, but there is absolutely NOTHING left. My young daughters will never know their dad once had an arm covered with skulls, flames, and a bunch of junk. The work they do is OUTSTANDING and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.George M.
I had a few tattoos removed here back in 2010 and they are completely gone (no scarring or discoloration). Of course they were the first to call when my husband decided to remove his old college tattoos. It’s rare to find a business that truly cares about what they do like Ink-B-Gone. Nothing but great things to say about them!Carla S.