One of the most interesting things about working in the laser tattoo removal business is the incredible variety of tattoos. We see tattoos in all sorts of colors, designs, themes, shapes, and sizes. When it comes to laser tattoo removal shapes, designs and themes don’t matter. What matters for removal are color, ink density and size. Today we will discuss the differences in removing large tattoos versus removing small tattoos.
Probably the most significant difference between smaller tattoos and large tattoos is the amount of time spent under the laser. The laser targets the ink pigments in the skin and breaks them into smaller pieces. Larger tattoos simply mean that there will be more time spent under the laser.
Amount of Ink
This doesn’t mean that smaller tattoos will fade faster. Smaller tattoos often have greater ink density. Larger tattoos may have areas of shading or lots of gray wash, which has low ink density and fades quickly. So even though small tattoos take up less physical space on the body, a higher ink density means longer fading time no matter what size the tattoo is. For pictures of tattoos in progress, check out our facebook page.
Smaller tattoos generally cost less to remove than larger tattoos. Remove a Tattoo offers very competitive, upfront pricing starting at $99 per session for an extra small tattoo (1X1 inch or smaller). A small tattoo (2X2 inches) is $149 per treatment. Larger tattoo pricing increases incrementally depending upon the size and number of tattoos you want removed. Dr. Brotzman will make pricing for your laser tattoo removal treatments clear upfront at the time of your consultation.
Whether you are looking to get a small tattoo or a large tattoo removed, Remove a Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic is the best choice for tattoo removal in the greater Milwaukee area. Contact us for your free consultation and get started on your laser tattoo removal journey today!