Tattoo Removal

How Painful is a Tattoo Removal?

Some tattoos last forever, but some just don’t. If you think it’s about time to remove your old tattoos, you’re probably wondering about the whole removal process. One of the big questions that people have is if the removal process is painful. Here’s an idea of what you can expect.


Is Tattoo Removal Painful?

It depends on the type of laser that is used. You can expect some level of pain, but it’s not as excruciating as many people report. It can feel like a rubber band being snapped at your skin repeatedly.


Of course, some people are more sensitive than others. Some people feel that the pain of tattoo removal is similar to the feeling of getting a tattoo. If you didn’t have any issue with getting your tattoo, then the removal should be no problem at all.


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Is There a Way to Ease the Pain?

Yes, the laser technician can apply a skin numbing agent before the removal process begins. This can be anything from topical creams, lidocaine, to even ice if you want to soothe the burning feeling. You’ll still feel a small degree of pain, but it is very minimal. The numbing does wear out over time but when it does, you can ask the laser technician to apply it again.


Does Everything Come Off In One Session?

Very small tattoos can be removed in one quick session. However, bigger tattoos will require multiple sessions. You can expect to go in anywhere from five to fifteen times depending on how big and deep the tattoo is. It also depends on the colors that were used. Greens and light blue colors will usually require more treatments as opposed to black, red, and blue.


Is It Possible to Erase Only a Part of the Tattoo?

Yes, some people may feel like it’s tedious or expensive to go with the tattoo removal process. A good solution to this is to either fade the tattoo or erase a certain part of the tattoo. By doing this, you can go to your tattoo parlor and get a new design on top of your old tattoo.


Removing tattoos isn’t all that painful, especially if you use numbing agents. However, you will usually have to go in for multiple sessions to remove the average tattoo.


At New Canvas Tattoo Removal we make sure all our clients receive the highest quality of care while we deliver the best and safest laser tattoo removal! Book your consultation today! Phone: 403-255-0150 | Website:

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