This is a question to ask yourself. It all depends on how much you want that tattoo gone. Is it annoying? Is it keeping you from getting a job? Is it a reminder of a long lost relationship? Does it come between you and someone you currently have a relationship with? Answering “yes” to any one of these questions could mean laser tattoo removal would be worth it to you.
Laser tattoo removal is a process. Each treatment is very quick, but repeated treatments spaced four to six weeks apart are necessary in most cases. On average, a tattoo takes between 5 and 10 sessions to completely remove.
Laser tattoo removal is more costly than getting a tattoo in the first place. The technology required to remove a tattoo is much more costly than the technology used to apply a tattoo.
While there really is no down time with laser tattoo removal, there is a period of healing. The skin tends to scab and occasionally blister after laser treatment. This can take anywhere from days to weeks to heal. While scabs and or blisters are not appealing, many patients say that it looks worse than it feels. The discomfort of laser tattoo removal only lasts a day or two in most cases. Complete healing is necessary before another laser treatment can be performed.
For many, laser tattoo removal is absolutely worth it. For others the unwanted tattoo may not be all that bothersome after all. Ultimately only you can answer that question.