Important Notice
Unfortunately we are not seeing any clients face to face currently but can offer help and advice in the interim.

Tattoo Regret

Tattoo Regret

Have you fallen out of love with your tattoos? Would you like to find out how to get rid of a tattoo? Check out our permanent tattoo removal treatments.

Tattoo regret is very common. As people grow older, they often reconsider decisions made at a younger age as their tattoos lose meaning or do not fit their new lifestyle.

However, in some cases the ink goes more than skin deep and can lead to anxiety and depression.

Whatever your reason for tattoo regret, speak to one of our dermatologists for a full assessment of your case.

Treatments for Tattoo Regret

...
Laser Tattoo Removal

Active Q Switch Laser Tattoo Removal is the best solution for unwanted tattoos, with outstanding results even for multi-coloured professional tattoos.

Read more

Make an appointment

Get in touch today to make your appointment with one of our experts.

Call: 0151 630 8121

Tattoo Regret FAQ's

Is Tattoo Regret common?

Tattoo regret is quite common. In the UK, 1 in 3 people with a tattoo regret their decision later on, particularly if it is in the upper body area.

The main reasons why people regret their tattoos include getting a person’s name they are no longer associated with, designs that are too conspicuous or unfashionable designs (i.e. tribal themes), or simply getting bored of their tattoos.

Poor tattooing standards and fading are also common reasons for tattoo regret.

What are the available options for tattoo removal?

There are several options available in the market, but you need to be careful with the treatment you choose, as some procedures can be aggressive, painful and cause long-term skin damage.

These include dermabrasion, surgical excisions, acid, subcutaneous injections and topical treatments.

The best way to guarantee safe and effective results is by choosing a laser treatment administered by a dermatology practitioner.

Speak to one of our NHS trained dermatologists to discover the best tattoo removal options for you.

Can laser therapy get rid of tattoos permanently?

Laser tattoo removal is safe and very effective, although it is possible that a small amount of pigments remain on your skin. Results and length of treatment will depend on the colour, size and age of your tattoo.

Our Active Q-Switch Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment achieves outstanding results while ensuring the safety of your skin.

Laser Tattoo Removal is not recommended if you have a dark skin colour, as it can leave noticeable patches of lighter skin. In this case, advanced electrolysis is a much more reliable option.

Book a consultation, and one of our expert dermatologists will assess your case and help find the best permanent tattoo removal solution.

Is it difficult to remove tattoos?

Although laser therapy can achieve excellent results, it is not normally a quick fix.

When you get a tattoo, the large particles that form the ink are injected deep into your skin. The tattoo stays because it becomes very difficult for your body to absorbed them due to their size.

Lasers break down the pigments, allowing your system to eliminate them. This can take several sessions depending on the colour, size, quality and age of the tattoo. Results are not immediate, as the body will take some time to absorb the ink particles.

Book a consultation to find out what the best treatment is for you.

Can you eliminate a multi-coloured tattoo with laser?

Yes, you can. However, not all lasers will achieve the same results and the length of treatment varies depending on the colour of the tattoo.

Black, dark blue, red, orange or browns, respond better to laser treatment than more ‘stubborn’ colours, such as yellow, purple, pastels or fleshy toned pigments.

This is the reason why multi-coloured tattoos normally require more potent laser technologies, such as Active Q-Switch Lasers.

Can you laser a recent tattoo?

You can use laser to remove recent tattoos. However, the more recent the tattoo, the more time (and laser sessions) it will take.

In addition, a new tattoo cannot be treated with laser until it has healed completely, which normally takes 6 to 8 weeks.

Related Conditions

No related conditons

Make an appointment

Get in touch today to make your appointment with one of our experts.

Call: 0151 630 8121