There is no one size fits all answer when it comes to the question “How much does it cost to remove a tattoo?”. The answer depends on a variety of factors relating to the tattoo itself – not to mention the method or technique used for removing it – which will influence the price greatly. Here are the 4 biggest factors taken into consideration.
1. The Tattoos Age
Older tattoos are generally easier to remove than a newer tattoo. This is especially true using the cheapest tattoo removal techniques, such as the over the counter tattoo removal creams. (Note that few dermatologists recommend such products.)
2. The Size of the Tattoo
Obviously, the size of a tattoo is critical insofar as determining the cost of removing it. The bigger the tattoo, the more it will cost, and vice versa.
3. The Tattoo Ink Colors Used
Bright colors take more work to remove. Some colors can be very stubborn, and even with a professional technique such as laser tattoo removal, there is no guarantee it can remove all pigmentation 100%.
4. The Quality of the Tattoo Itself
What I mean by the quality of the tattoo is that if the work was done by someone who wasn’t a professional, they could have embedded the tattoo ink into the skin at the wrong depth. Too close to the skin and it’s easier to remove. Too deep into the skin and it’s harder to remove. This is obviously a factor in how much it will cost, since if the ink is in too deep, it’s going to mean more work to get it out.
Tattoo removal cost is a big factor as to whether or not a person actually pursues removing the tattoo. It’s in your best interest to do a one on one consultation with a tattoo removal specialist in order to get a price quote that takes into account these four factors specifically in relation to your tattoo.