How Many Sessions Does It Take To Remove A Tattoo?

There are many factors that come into play that will dictate the number of sessions required to remove a tattoo.  Below is a mostly compressive list of those factors and what they mean as it pertains to the number of sessions to remove a tattoo.

Tattoo Ink Colors

Different colors of ink absorb light and sound more effectively than other colors. Black and red ink for example, absorbs the most amount of light and sound, making them the easiest colors to remove. Blue and green colors are slightly more difficult to remove due to their absorption properties and may require additional sessions.

Tattoo Location On Body

The location of the tattoo on your body can also affect how quickly your body is able to clear the broken ink particles.  Areas such as the hands and feet clear slightly slower due to gravity and smaller blood vessels.

Ink Density

Ink density is defined as to how much ink was inserted in a given area. The tattoo artist determines the density with the amount of ink and pressure applied to the skin. Therefore, the size of the tattoo doesn’t determine the ink density.

High Density

This tattoo is dark and contains a lot of ink, therefore, it may require more sessions to remove. Typically tribal and asian charter tattoos have higher ink density.


Low Density

This tattoo is comprised of mostly shading and does not contain heavy line work. A tattoo like this typically takes fewer sessions to remove.

Age of Tattoo

Generally speaking, the older your tattoo is, the easier it is to remove. This is due to ink quality becoming substantially better in recent years and that your body considers the ink to be a foreign body and continuously attempts to remove it.

Tips For Faster Tattoo Removal

Since your body relies upon your immune system to remove your tattoo, here are some safe, healthy everyday tips to speed up the tattoo removal process.

  • Get regular exercise
  • Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day
  • Stop or reduce smoking tobacco as much as possible. Smoking can slow down the tattoo removal process by up to 40%
  • Wear sunscreen 30spf+
  • Notify us of any change of medical history

Remember to always use sunscreen while we are removing your tattoo to reduce the risk of hypo/hyper pigmentation.

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