Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect at my visit?
During your consultation, we will examine your tattoo and create a custom treatment plan based on the tattoo ink colors and your skin tone. We will provide a quote for treatment and answer any questions you have about the procedure.
The treatment itself is very fast (usually less than 5 minutes to complete), and you will visibly see the reaction in your tattoo as the laser pulses over the ink. Afterwards, we will bandage the area and provide aftercare advice to help you achieve the best results.
Can you remove just a portion of my tattoo or prep it for a cover up?
Absolutely! Our laser is very precise, so we can remove just a select area within a larger design.
Also, if you are considering a cover up tattoo, laser tattoo removal can lighten your existing ink to give your tattoo artist more flexibility when crafting the new design.
I’ve heard that tattoo removal hurts – is that true?
Most customers describe the sensation as uncomfortable but bearable and say that it feels similar to when the tattoo was applied. At Ink Free we provide the amazing cooling power of a Zimmer Cryo Chiller to help keep you comfortable during the procedure. Plus, our Duality laser is very fast, so the actual treatment time is very brief.
How many treatments will my tattoo need?
There are many factors that affect how quickly your tattoo can be removed: location of the tattoo, ink colors and properties, age of tattoo, customer health, and more.
Typical tattoos need between five and ten treatments for complete removal. Some tattoos that are older or homemade will remove in fewer sessions, and tattoos that have preexisting scarring may require more.
Treatments are scheduled a minimum of six weeks apart to allow your skin to heal between treatments.
Our Astanza Duality laser is designed to eliminate more ink at each visit, removing your tattoo in fewer treatments for faster results.
Are there side effects?
As with any aesthetic treatment, there are always risks. Some customers may see a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin around the tattoo – this is normal and resolves over time. Our advanced Duality laser is designed to minimize side effects and leave your skin looking natural and clear.
How much does tattoo removal cost?
Tattoos come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important for us to see your tattoo to give you a precise quote for treatment. When you request a consultation you you may also provide an image for the technician so you will know what the cost-per-treatment will be before you arrive. Our pricing is based on the size of the tattoo, and we make sure it isn’t cost-prohibitive for people. To learn more visit our pricing page.
Why should I choose Ink Free, LLC?
The decision to fade or remove a tattoo is a big one (and often a bit scary). Don't trust just anyone. Research online (facebook.com/inkfreeinthe603, "Astanza Duality," Google, Yelp, Better Business Bureau), check reviews, and learn from others' mistakes. Ink Free technicians are understanding, compassionate, and will truly work with you to understand your unique tattoo removal needs. Ultimately, the experience and results at Ink Free are unsurpassed.
Removing tattoos is our specialty, and you can feel confident in your results. Call us today for a free consultation and skin assessment.