What does tattoo removal feel like?

June 28, 2022

Author: Jamie Tomlinson

If you are looking to get rid of an unwanted tattoo, then you might be asking yourself, what does tattoo removal feel like?

The next question you’ll be asking is does tattoo removal hurt? Is removing tattoos painful?

And who better to answer these questions than some of our very own clients. Straight from the horses mouth as they say.

Everyone handle’s tattoo removal differently

It’s worth mentioning that pain is completely individualised. If you tell someone that something is going to hurt, then you go in with that expectation. At Goodbye Tattoos, we don’t like to use the word painful. We prefer to say uncomfortable but manageable.

Everyone handles pain differently. And everyone will tell you in their own words what tattoo removal can feel like. We all have different pain thresholds. There are a few pain management options available. These options help make the treatment bearable.

I would like to mention that I do have a tattoo myself. And I was eager to find out, what does tattoo removal feel like. So I had a tattoo removal treatment on my own tattoo. I want to keep this tattoo, so I only had the one treatment. And I will share what I thought it felt like below.

What our clients said

I asked a large number of my clients, what does tattoo removal feel like to you? And here is what they said:

“Tattoo removal does feel like a rubber band flicking against my skin. Or a hot rubber band flicking against my skin”.

“Feels like being shot with tiny paintballs.”

“I think tattoo removal to me does feel like being flicked really hard by someone with sharp nails but manageable.”

“It feels like getting splatters of oil on your skin when cooking bacon. But the skin cooling machine helps.” 

“It’s a bit more intense than laser hair removal, but over much quicker.”

So what did tattoo removal feel like to me? I have to agree with the majority answer, and that was tattoo removal feels like a hot rubber band flicking against my skin. The skin cooling machine helped and the treatment was over so quickly.

Another common answer was oil splatters from cooking bacon.

Things to consider

As mentioned, there are a few pain management options available.

And the main one we use to the skin cooling machine. It’s set to minus 30 degrees. This helps cool the skin right down before we start the treatment. The other thing worth noting is a lot of my clients say the tattoo removal treatments are toatally manageable. Because the treatment is over so quickly. So depending on the size of the tattoo, you won’t be sat in the chair for too long.

It’s not too late to start on your tattoo removal journey

All the above doesn’t sound too bad right? Hopefully you have a bit of an idea of what tattoo removal feels like. According to our very own clients.

Also different parts of the body might be more painful than others. As you will see from the video above.

So there you go, before you change your mind about tattoo removal, be sure to research your pain management options. And know that the treatments are over very quickly.

Be sure to share this post if you know of anyone looking into tattoo removal. It might help them get on their journey. And we are always here to answer any questions. info@goodbyetattoos.com / or call us today.

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