Specialist Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic

Wellington, Porirua, Kapiti, New Plymouth & Palmerston North
Contact Us Today To Book Your Appointment
022 395 6319 / info@removeYourTattoo.co.nZ

Our next Palmerston North Clinic - Friday 5th & Saturday 6th August 2022
Our next New Plymouth Clinic - Saturday 20th August 2022

rethinking the ink?.. or want to update an outdated tattoo?

We are glad you’ve found us!

We are professional, qualified laser technicians and Laser Tattoo Removal is all that we do.. we’re specialists!

The only real solution for full tattoo removal or fading to redesign is Laser Tattoo Removal.

Our service

To determine the best treatment plan for you we offer a Free 15 minute Initial Consultation.. OR you can fill out our online booking form.

First and ongoing treatments – The treatment appointments are approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

The q switched nd yag laser is the gold standard for removing and fading tattoos.

The Q Switched Nd: YAG laser is the industry standard, FDA approved and most effective laser for tattoo removal.

This laser beam targets the different colours of your tattoo, shatters the ink particles and immune cells ‘macrophages’ remove these particles naturally and your tattoo begins to fade. 

Your tattoo will keep fading after each treatment as your body removes these ink particles. 

We offer advice on the best methods to help support your body during this process.

debunking laser tattoo removal myths

Have you ever wondered what’s true and what’s false when it comes to laser tattoo removal?  With old myths still around, it can be hard to distinguish which ones are true vx. misleading.  Educating yourself on these myths can be the easiest way to ease your mind when considering laser tattoo removal.

Myth # 1: Black ink is impossible to remove. 

FALSE:  Of all the colours, black ink responds best to laser light and absorbs all wavelengths.  Contrary to popular belief, black ink is one of the easiest colours to remove.  It also has fewer additives, which can make the removal of some colours difficult.

Myth # 2: Removing tattoos will leave a scar or burn your skin.

FALSE:  The chance of scarring from laser tattoo removal is slim to none.  Thanks to advanced laser technology, wavelengths of light energy safely penetrate through the top layers of skin and specifically target the ink pigment from your tattoo without harming any surrounding skin tissue.  Lasers provide precise treatment and only target the ink from your tattoo.  It is essential to seek treatment from a trained professional to ensure the use of proper protocols.  Following proper after care instructions is also crucial to ensure scarring does not occur.  Many patients experience blistering or scabbing after treatment.  These side effects are completely normal reactions to laser tattoo removal and should be expected for some patients.  As long as patients allow scabs and blisters to heal naturally, they will achieve great results.  Picking or popping blisters and scabs can cause infection and can lead to unwanted scarring – not from the laser tattoo removal itself.

Myth # 3:  Tattoo removal creams work just as good as lasers.

FALSE:  While the simple concept of spreading cream over a tattoo to remove it sounds convenient, unfortunately, this is not the case.  No tattoo removal cream is as effective as lasers – it’s just not possible.  Tattoo ink resides deep within the skin’s dermis layer.  Unlike lasers, creams cannot and do not penetrate the skin deep enough to reach the ink of a tattoo.  Tattoo removal creams use bleach or peel away the top layer of the skin to create a fading effect, but will never altogether remove a tattoo.  These creams can cause unwanted scarring and burning.

Myth # 4: All tattoos are easy to remove

FALSE:  Tattoos are like snowflakes; they’re all designed differently and have various factors that make it unique, including the person wearing the tattoo.  Some tattoos require more sessions due to the complexity of their design and the colours used.

Laser tattoo removal is the best way to fully remove your tattoo or simply fade it so your tattoo artist can re-design.

Make an obligation free appointment with Rachael and Michele at Remove Your Tattoo.

You won’t regret it!


Can all colours be removed?

The majority of tattoos can be removed or dramatically knocked back or reduced. At Remove Your Tattoo we will never know what has made up the pigment in the ink but generally black, red, yellow and most greens are the easiest to remove, with light blues being more difficult. Some inks can-not be removed such as more recent white pigments.

Can I have the tattoo faded and replaced with a different design?

Definitely. A lot of clients might want to change a part of an existing tattoo or want a cover-up over the whole tattoo. This may only take a few treatments to fade out the ink enough for a tattoo artist to be able to begin your new design. Sometimes it takes only 2-3 sessions to be faded enough. Full advice will be given at your consultation but we do recommend that your skin is fully healed from the laser treatment. This might take 8 – 12 weeks.

How many treatments will I need?

This can be difficult to determine, but on average most clients take 6-12 treatments to achieve their desired result; full removal or faded for a cover-up. There are a lot of factors that contribute to the number of sessions it takes, and these include;
• The type of ingredients in the ink; mineral, organic, plastic, vegetable
• How many layers the tattoo has
• Your individual response to the laser treatment
• Whether your tattoo is home-made or professional
• The colours used in the tattoo
After each treatment, we recommend waiting for 6 – 8 weeks before your next session. Your body will still be fading the tattoo for several months after even just one treatment.

Does it hurt?

Let’s be honest, you do feel it. Everyone will feel it differently. A lot of clients will say laser tattoo removal feels like ‘a hot, burny flick’. We have many ways to lessen the sensation. Your skin can be numbed with topical anaesthetic if you really need it. Treatments are generally very fast, and most clients just put up with it. A small tattoo can be treated in less than 3 minutes.

What are the side effects?

Swelling, redness and a sensation similar to sunburn is a normal reaction to laser treatment. It can remain swollen and tender for a while and may form small blisters that shouldn’t be picked. All of these reactions are normal and you might only get one or the other. You will be treated in a sterile environment and bandaged at the end to ensure your skin heals the best it can. We will give you an aftercare sheet that we highly recommend you follow to avoid poor healing that can lead to scarring.