FAQ’s

Will it hurt?

  • Tattoo removal is faster and less painful than getting a tattoo – if you could handle the tattoo, you will be fine with the removal.
  • We use the latest technology to cool the skin before, during and after the treatment to minimize pain. You’ll feel a stinging sensation like a rubber band flicking your skin, but it will be gone within seconds.
  • We recommend that you take two paracetamol 30-60 minutes before your treatment to help with pain management. You can also obtain a topical anaesthetic cream from your local chemist to apply to the area before the treatment.

How many treatments will it take?

  • Every tattoo, and every person is unique! It can take between 5 and 15 treatments to remove a tattoo, depending on the quality of the tattoo, the depth and colour. When you visit MTR for your first visit we’ll be able to give you a better estimate based on your individual case.
  • The sessions are spaced 6-8 weeks to allow the lymphatic system enough time to flush the ink particles out of your body.

How soon can I have my tattoo removed?

  • You can have a tattoo removed as soon as it has completely healed. A minimum period of 3 months is advised – even though it may appear healed after only 1 week!

Can the area be re-tattooed?

  • Absolutely! Tattoo fading is very popular, and can help you to replace a tattoo, amend a tattoo or create space to improve on your current designs. We suggest you give the area at least 6 weeks following the removal so it is completely recovered.

How does laser removal differ from other forms of Tattoo Removal?

  • Lasers have all but replaced all other forms of tattoo removal. Other methods cause more damage and pain, cost more and are not as effective. Other methods that are occasionally still used include surgical excision, electro-cautery, dermabrasion and tattoo removal creams.

Where are you based?

  • Our Melbourne Tattoo Removal studio is based in Caulfield North, Victoria 3161 – a short 10 Minute drive from St Kilda, Melbourne.

Before / After

tattoo removal before & after