We are pleased to announce that we offer tattoo removal. Visit our website at http://www.tattooremovalvancouver.com
So many people come in each week asking us to fix or cover-up their old tattoos. Sometimes the ink is faded or the tattoo is small enough that the artist can put another tattoo over it without having it faded first. But, other times there is too much ink, especially dark colors such as black, that make it very difficult to cover it. The only option the artist has at that point is to do something with a lot of black and shading (such as a panther’s head or black rose) and make the cover-up tattoo much larger than the original. When you keep packing ink on top of more ink you often can create a mess that won’t look good.
We recommend first getting your existing tattoo faded with a laser to remove some of that ink. You do not need to remove all of the layers of ink but the top layers should be removed. This will often only take a couple of sessions (sometimes only one session is needed). After about a month to six weeks after your tattoo will be faded enough to allow the artist to have more options doing a new, cover-up tattoo. We can work with any artist, whether from our shop, or another tattoo artist, to make sure we are removing what they need in order for them to do a new piece over top of it. Keep in mind, we have lasers that can fade/remove other colors, but for cover-ups we focus on getting the black and darker colors faded. The lighter colors can more easily be covered up with the new tattoo.
Now that we have made it affordable to do laser tattoo removal (traditionally clinics have been charging double what we charge), there is no excuse not to get the laser treatments. Sessions range from $80 for smaller tattoos to $180 for very large ones (the colors in the tattoo also help determine the price). We do not charge by the square inch. We have done thousands of treatments since we have started in 2012.
And, if you want full removal, that is often possible too with more sessions of course.
Below is an example of a tattoo we have been working on doing a full removal. It still needs at least one more session. It is a tribal tattoo but wasn’t applied too deep into the skin so it is making good progress. Some tribal tattoos have so much ink packed in that it can take up 15 sessions to get out! Results vary from person to person.