While at least 22% of Aussies have considered laser tattoo removal, many of them don’t go through with it because they’ve heard that it could end up being a costly experience. 

And while you may want to try less costly at-home methods, laser tattoo removal is by far the safest and most effective method.

So, how much does laser tattoo removal cost?

Well, there are a couple of factors that come into play, so here’s what you need to know. 

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Permanent tattoo ink is housed in the dermal layer of skin. This is the second layer of skin that’s found beneath the epidermal top layer.

The laser tattoo removal procedure includes zapping the tattoo ink within the skin. The speed and heat of the penetrating energy shatter the tattoo ink particles into smaller pieces.

After the removal session, the ink particles small enough to be excreted by the body will be done so thanks to the body’s immune system. 

Any particles too large to be excreted will remain permanent. After an adequate healing time, you may return for your next laser treatment session and repeat the process.

This process can be repeated numerous times to achieve complete tattoo removal. How many sessions you will need is dependent on how long it takes to remove all of the ink particles. 

And the time it takes to remove all of the ink particles is dependent on a variety of factors.

How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?

Many things can influence whether your unwanted tattoo will require more or fewer laser treatments for complete removal.

  • Tattoo age: a brand new tattoo will take longer to remove than an older one that has been faded by sun exposure and friction.
  • Skin tone: tattoo removal on darker skin tones takes a bit longer because the skin requires higher frequency wavelengths to protect it from damage, which provides slower results.
  • Tattoo colour and complexity: a small tattoo is easier to remove than a large one, and plain black tattoos require fewer sessions than intricate, multicoloured tattoos.
  • Is it a cover-up tattoo: cover-up tattoos have double the amount of ink because they have the original and the cover-up, so they could take up to double the amount of time to remove.

Why Does Quality Affect Price?

A laser technician that’s highly skilled and qualified can charge more money than an amateur because there is less likelihood of her doing something wrong, for example, damaging the skin or causing infection.

Using the latest technology is also expensive - but produces better and faster results. 

At the Tattoo Removal Institute, we use a superior laser system that incorporates three different laser wavelengths. Not only does this target the most difficult to remove colour pigments successfully, but it produces a speedy healing process. 

So, although it might seem more expensive, you may end up paying for fewer laser treatment sessions because our state of the art technology produces better results in a shorter amount of time. 

To improve your overall experience, we also have a cooling system used as part of our laser tattoo removal technology. This blows cool air over the treatment area to minimise pain.

How Much Is the Initial Consultation?

We offer a free initial consultation to all of our clients, which comes with no obligations attached. 

Even though the consultation is free, it’s designed to be a very detailed and informative meeting.

We do have a pricing guide, although we prefer to assess your tattoo in person because of the factors influencing laser removal mentioned above. Our professionals will create a personalised package based on your unique tattoo and your desired outcome goals. 

Our laser technicians will estimate the maximum number of sessions your tattoo removal will require - this can be between two and twelve. 

Tattoo Removal Institute Pricing Guide

Here are the 2021 prices you can expect from the Tattoo Removal Institute: 

Tattoo SizeSingle Treatment Tattoo Removal PricePre-Purchase 5 (or more) Laser Treatment Sessions
Extra-Extra-Small (up to 9cm2)$70$50
Extra Small (up to 36cm2)$100$70
Small (up to 100cm2)$140$100
Medium (up to 225cm2)$230$160
Large (up to 400cm2)$300$210
Extra Large (up to 625cm2)$400$300
Extra-Extra-Large (up to 1225cm2/ custom sizes)$700$550
Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattoo Removal$150$100

Why Is the Tattoo Removal Institute Different?

At the Tattoo Removal Institute, we pride ourselves on putting our customers and their happiness first.

On your tattoo removal journey with us, if you reach the last tattoo removal session and find you are not 100% satisfied with the results, we will continue to provide treatment for up to one year on us until you are happy.

We also offer a price match guarantee: bring us your quote on single or package treatment, and we promise to beat its price - and service!

How Do Our Tattoo Removal Prices Compare?

We offer competitive laser removal prices. Here is what you can expect for a single session at different tattoo removal clinics in Sydney (as at 2021 - prices may be subject to change): 

Tattoo Removal ClinicSingle Session Laser Removal Cost
Sydney Laser Tattoo: Medium Tattoo Removal $270
Eden Laser Clinic: Medium Laser Treatment$580
Think Again Laser Clinic: Medium Tattoo Removal $270

What Else Needs To Be Taken Into Account?

Before you decide to splash out, make sure that you know what you’re in for.

Laser tattoo removal can be deemed as painful by some, depending on your pain threshold. The feeling has been compared to:

  • snapping a rubber band against your skin;
  • scratching sunburnt skin;
  • splattered bacon grease stinging your skin; and
  • having a cat lick your skin.

Laser tattoo removal aftermath, on the other hand, is much less emphasised. There are possible side effects that could potentially be painful, particularly tattoo removal blisters. Substandard aftercare can even result in infection

If you aren’t prepared to be disciplined with your aftercare treatment, you could experience a very unpleasant and even unsuccessful tattoo removal journey.

Key Takeaways 

Your tattoo removal cost is based on your tattoo’s size, colour and age, and how many sessions it will require to be removed.

The specialised equipment involved and the years of training needed by the technicians will also play a part in the price.

Along with our perks and specials, we offer finance options and treatment bundles should customers require them. Our collective goal is to help every single client reach their tattoo removal goals.

Contact us today to arrange your first consultation, and we can quote your exact tattoo removal cost.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. Please check with a physician if you have health questions or concerns about interactions or go to the TGA for a comprehensive list of TGA warnings. Although we attempt to provide accurate and up-to-date information, no guarantee is made to that effect.