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96b St Vincent Street
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Custom specialist tattoo studio and fashion label in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Pop in for a chat about your latest tattoo today.

Laser Removal

 

Sometimes a tattoo can become a personal regret. You may have a tattoo which was spur of the moment, has been poorly executed or bears the name of a past love. Gone are the days of having to cover your old tattoo with a mass of black ink, hiding it under clothing or living with it for the rest of your life.

Unwanted tattoos can be completely removed or lightened in preparation for a cover up tattoo. Partial removal/lightening allows for greater design possibilities, less limited and constrained by the original tattoo.

Otzi’s Laser Technician is experienced, fully trained and certified in tattoo removal using the DermaLase DLY, a medical grade Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser. This laser has been specifically designed for tattoo removal. It is maintained and calibrated quarterly by an approved technician.

The DLY has a large spot size, which enables a larger area to be covered per sitting. This is particularly beneficial for the removal/lightening of larger pieces or multiple tattoos as it reduces overall treatment length and total cost.

It is important to note that many lasers being marketed for tattoo removal are of far lesser quality than the DLY and are not subject to the same rigorous and regular maintenance. Consequently, this can result in a higher risk of scarring and poorer removal results.

 

Booking a Consultation/Appointment

Our Laser Technician will fully advise on the removal/lightening process, give an estimation of how many treatments may be required and the cost per treatment. A free test patch can also be done to check skin suitability for clients with skin conditions or sensitivities.

To organize a free consultation, please contact Otzi on: 0141 2218744, or email: studio@otzitattoos.co.uk.

Laser Tattoo removal is available Wednesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are considering laser tattoo removal you may have questions regarding treatment and procedures. The most commonly asked questions are listed below. If your query isn't covered please do not hesitate to contact us.

How does the laser work?

The DLY produces a specific spectrum of light which forms a pulse of energy. When focused on the tattoo this energy produces a photo-mechanical reaction which fragments the tattoo ink into smaller particles. These particles are then absorbed naturally by the body’s immune system, gradually reducing the appearance of the tattoo.

Will the laser burn me?

No. This is a common misconception. It does not burn the tattoo out the skin. The Laser generates a photo-mechanical reaction to remove the tattoo, not a photo-thermal reaction. It is more akin to a shock wave that shatters the ink into smaller particles.

Will it hurt?

It is not any worse than getting tattooed. The Laser operates at high speed which reduces overall time per treatment. Recently developed procedures are applied with each treatment reducing discomfort and swelling significantly. The treatment area will feel hot after treatment, similar to getting tattooed. 

Can laser tattoo removal scar me?

The Q-switched laser only targets the ink particles of the tattoo, leaving the surrounding tissues undisturbed. Therefore, the risk of scarring is low. 

My tattoo has a lot of different colours, can you still remove it?

Certain colours respond very well to treatment e.g. black, dark blue and red. Green and pastel colours tend not to respond as quickly and may require further treatments.

How many sessions will I need to remove my tattoo completely?

There are many factors which affect the amount of treatments required to completely remove a tattoo e.g. ink type, colours used, tattoo depth, tattoo age and skin colour and texture. Generally complete removal requires approximately 8 – 14 treatments. This will be fully discussed during your consultation.

How many sessions will I need if I want a cover-up?

The same factors as above also affect the amount of treatments required to lighten a tattoo in preparation for a cover up. Generally, lightening requires approximately 3 – 8 treatments. This will be fully discussed during your consultation.

If your cover up is being done in house, the tattoo artist working with you will continually check on the progress of your removal. Thus ensuring you have the necessary laser treatment required.

How much will my treatment cost?

Prices vary from £40 to £150 per treatment depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo. These factors will be discussed in full during your consultation and price per treatment will also be agreed upon.