Removing a tattoo often costs many hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Because of this wide range in cost for removing a tattoo, it can be fairly confusing trying to estimate how much it will cost to remove your specific tattoo, if you are researching such things before committing to any one tattoo removal method.
First of all, what factors effect the price? There are many, and this includes:
1. The tattoo removal method being used.
Obviously, the method of removal is a big factor when it comes to tattoo removal cost. Using something like laser removal treatments, rejuvi, or dermabrasion (three recommended professional methods, although the latter is the least recommended between the three), it often costs about $75-$125 per session or treatment. This means that the more treatments it takes to remove a tattoo, the more it will cost. This relates to our next point.
2. The size of the tattoo.
The bigger the tattoo, the more treatments it will take to get all the tattoo ink out. The mentioned removal methods break a part a tattoo into smaller sized areas, treating each one individually and in succession. This means a huge back piece is going to cost many, many times the amount it would cost to remove a small tattoo on the wrist, which could be removed in just 2 or 3 laser treatments and be done with.
3. The colors used in the tattoo.
Black is easier to remove than colors, but large solid black patches will mean more treatments generally. A good rule of thumb is that if your tattoo contains lots of colors or lots of solid black areas, this means it will lengthen the number of treatments necessary to get rid of all the ink.
4. How Deep The Tattoo Is Into The Skin.
This is mentioned only in the sense that if you had a tattoo done by someone who didn't exactly know what they were doing, and they placed the ink too far into the skin, this can translate to an increase in removing the ink as it's more troublesome to penetrate that extra depth with lasers, rejuvi, or whatever the case may be. At the time, a tattoo not placed in deep enough will be easier to remove, too, so this works both ways.
Taking into consideration all these factors should make it easier to understand how tattoo removal costs add up and give you a better idea of what you're looking at when it comes to getting rid of your tattoo specifically. Unfortunately, these tips from the Tattoo Removal Cost Guide are helpful but can only take you so far! It's still very hard to come to any definite conclusion on tattoo removal cost without a personalized consultation with a removal specialist who can evaluate your unwanted tattoo in relation to the services offered at their clinic.