Choosing your cover-up tattoo is a big decision, don’t compromise your design, lighten the tattoo first, in as little as 1 laser session! At Pulse Light Clinic, we have the largest array of tattoo removal machines in the UK. Start your tattoo fading journey today and get that tattoo you have always dreamed of!

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  • Fading of unwanted tattoos.
  • Fewer treatments & better clearance.
  • Discounted laser tattoo removal packages.
  • One of the only 2 clinics in the UK using the PicoSure & PicoWay lasers.
  • Over 15 years of expertise in skin care.
  • Open till 8pm weekdays, walk in’s welcomed.
  • Free consultations and patch tests.
  • Suitable for all skin types in most colours.
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Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal Cover Ups London

Many of our clients come in with a change of mind about their tattoos for all sorts of reasons and want to either get rid of them completely or fade them for a cover-up. Even though the love of tattoos remains strong, even if they do not like the tattoo design they chose many years ago, having a cover-up rather than complete removal is preferable.

Depending on the size and depth of the tattoo, one thing that can do a lot to help is having the original tattoo faded with laser tattoo removal. If the aim is not to remove it completely but to fade the darkest or most undesired areas (e.g. bright colours) in order to get a cover-up, then this can be a really cost-effective and sensible way to achieve exactly what is wanted with the new tattoo work of art.

Tattoo removal is defined as any method of removing a tattoo from the skin. There is a wide range of tattoo removal methods out there, including dermabrasion (scrubbing off layers of the skin), TCA (which is an acid which removes layers of skin), excision (cutting the tattoo out) and, of course, laser (using energy to break down the ink particles.

Laser tattoo removal works by firing laser light into the tattoo, which breaks the ink into tiny pieces; these little pieces are easy for the body to absorb. This allows the ink to be removed from the body itself. Laser tattoo removal avoids damaging the skin while removing the tattoo, unlike other tattoo removal methods.

Traditional lasers have been around for a while, but the newer PicoSure & PicoWay lasers are a breakthrough in laser tattoo removal.

Some of the benefits of Picosure & PicoWay laser tattoo removal:

  • Less painful treatments
  • Effective on all colours of the tattoo, even greens and blues
  • Fewer treatments are required; the tattoo can be faded in as little as 1-6 treatments.

* results may vary from person to person

Laser Tattoo Removal Near Me

Pulse Light Clinic has 2 laser tattoo removal clinics in London, one in the heart of the city, within a few minutes from Monument and Bank stations and one clinic on Tottenham Court Rd.

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Step by Step Laser Tattoo Removal Cover Up

Can you laser remove a tattoo cover up?

Laser tattoo removal can work on cover-up tattoos, but success depends on factors like ink colour, depth, and skin condition. The laser breaks down ink particles, which the body then eliminates. Consult our practitioners to assess and set realistic expectations. Results may take multiple sessions and require patience and proper aftercare.

Is Laser Tattoo Removal necessary when I am having a cover-up?

To ensure you are pleased with your new tattoo for years to come, it is ideal to get rid of as much of the old one as possible. You can do this quickly and effectively, thanks to Pico Lasers. Without tattoo removal, depending on your tattoo's ink depth and shading, you may risk having the existing artwork show through.

By removing the ink completely or significantly fading it with laser tattoo removal, you and your tattoo artist can work on a clean slate, allowing more flexibility and creativity with the new tattoo and your desired art.

Step 1 - Booking in your free consultation & patch test

The first thing to do is book yourself for a free consultation and patch test via telephone, online booking or walk in.

Step 2 - Your Consultation and Patch Test

At your consultation and patch test, you will be seen by one of our senior technicians who will do a very quick assessment of your skin and tattoo to see if you are suitable for laser tattoo removal followed by a patch test.

The senior technician will answer all your questions and discuss your tattoo removal cover up treatment and price plans accordingly to your decision. The length of your consultation will take between 15 - 20 minutes depending on your questions.

Step 3 - Your first laser tattoo removal treatment and how many

At your consultation and patch test, you will be seen by one of our senior technicians who will do a very quick assessment of your skin and tattoo to see if you are suitable for laser tattoo removal followed by a patch test.

The senior technician will answer all your questions and discuss your tattoo removal cover up treatment and price plans accordingly to your decision. The length of your consultation will take between 15 - 20 minutes depending on your questions.

Step 4 - The length between treatments

The length between treatments is usually 8-12 weeks which your senior technician will discuss with you. Depending on how much you would like to fade the tattoo so it is ready for the cover up could also reduce the number of treatments required depending on your results.

Step 5 - Having the cover-up

After your desired laser tattoo removal is complete you will usually have to wait a minimum of 6-12 weeks in order to take advantage of the fading and healing.

Do any tattoo removal creams work?

While laser tattoo removal is the most effective and commonly used method for removing unwanted tattoos, some people may wonder if they can use tattoo removal creams instead. The short answer is no; tattoo removal creams do not work.

Tattoo removal creams claim to fade or remove tattoos by breaking down the ink particles in the skin. However, these creams are not regulated by the FDA and have not proven effective. Many experts warn against using them as they can potentially cause severe skin irritation and scarring.

Can black tattoos be completely removed?

It is important to note that completely removing a tattoo, especially a black one, with any method may not be possible. Black ink is typically the easiest colour to remove with laser technology, but even then, it can take multiple sessions and may still leave some traces of the tattoo.

Additionally, the success of laser tattoo removal depends on various factors, such as the size and location of the tattoo, the type of ink used, and individual skin reactions. This means that results can vary significantly from person to person. In some cases, fading or lightening a tattoo through laser treatments may be a better option for those who want to cover up their unwanted ink with a new design.

Can a tattoo be removed in 3 sessions?

The number of sessions needed for tattoo removal can vary greatly depending on the abovementioned factors. While some may see significant fading or complete removal in three sessions, others may require more treatments. It is essential to have realistic expectations and to follow the recommended treatment plan set by a professional.

In addition, it is crucial to properly care for the treated area between sessions in order to achieve the best results. This includes avoiding direct sunlight, wearing SPF when going outside, and keeping the area clean and moisturised.

Is black ink tattoo easy to remove?

Black ink tattoos are generally easier to remove than other colours due to the contrast against the skin. However, the ease of removal also depends on factors such as the type and quality of ink used, the depth and size of the tattoo, and individual skin characteristics.

It is essential to consult with a licensed and experienced professional for a proper assessment and treatment plan for your specific tattoo. They can provide tailored advice based on their expertise and knowledge of tattoo removal techniques.

Furthermore, it is crucial to remember that a tattoo's complete removal may only be possible sometimes, especially for large or heavily saturated tattoos. In these cases, fading or lightening may be more achievable goals.

Is tattoo shading easier to remove?

The answer to this question is more complex than yes or no. Tattoo shading, or colour blending, refers to using different shades and colours to create depth and dimension in a tattoo design. This can involve using black ink for darker areas and lighter colours for highlights.

Shading can be more challenging to remove than solid black ink, as it requires more passes with the laser and may require different wavelengths to target specific pigments. However, the ease of removal also depends on the shading technique used and how it was applied.

For example, if the shading was done with a single needle or a hand poke method, removing it may be easier than shading done with a traditional tattoo machine. Additionally, tattoos with more intricate shading and blending may require more complete removal sessions.

How long after laser tattoo removal will tattoo fade?

The fading process after laser tattoo removal can vary from person to person. Factors such as skin type, ink colour and density, and individual healing ability all affect how quickly the tattoo will fade.

Most people will see significant fading within 6-8 weeks after their first session. However, completely removing the tattoo may take multiple sessions over several months.
It's also important to note that some tattoos may only partially even with multiple sessions. In these cases, residual pigment may still be left in the skin that the laser cannot remove.

It's always best to consult with a professional before beginning any laser tattoo removal treatment to get an accurate estimate of how long it may take for your specific tattoo to fade.

How bad does tattoo removal hurt?

While the pain level of tattoo removal can vary from person to person, it is generally considered more uncomfortable than getting a tattoo. This is because the laser used in the removal process emits short bursts of intense heat that can cause discomfort or mild burning sensations.

It's also important to note that the pain during each session may increase as more layers of ink are targeted and removed. Recovery time between sessions can also contribute to the overall discomfort experienced during tattoo removal.

Ultimately, everyone's pain tolerance and experience with tattoo removal will differ, but it's always best to discuss any concerns or potential pain management options with your tattoo removal specialist.

Tattoo Removal Near Me

Bank, Eastcheap Clinic

0207 523 5158
1st Floor, Peek House, 20 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1EB

Tottenham Court Rd Clinic

0207 205 4085
5 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DG