How much money will you have to pay if you want to get your unwanted “no longer cool” tattoos erased? Apparently, what you will spend to get your tattoos removed through laser surgery is going to be more than what you spent for the tattoo itself.
Bama Inked, which covers tattoo culture in Alabama, visited three establishments which conduct tattoo removals by laser and found out that you will spend an average of $55 to have a square inch of tattoo removed. Here’s the cost of laser tattoo removal for said establishments:
- Cahaba Dermatology Skin Health Center in Hoover: about $50 per square inch
- Greystone Spa: 75 dollars an inch, so (for example) a 2 inch x 2 inch tattoo is $150 per treatment.
- Prescription 2 Fitness in Vestavia Hills: 4 inch x 4 inch (tattoo) for $150 per treatment.
It is worth noting that the removal does not happen in one sitting. It is not going to be a one-time visit to the clinic. In fact, if you have a big ass tattoo, you’d be going back to the clinic multiple times so your laser tattoo removal cost is sure to add up.
In total, how much will Adam Levine will have to pay if he decides to have his tattoos erased through laser treatment?
Costhelper.com estimates that laser tattoo removal could go up to as high as $10,000. That’s a lot of moolah, isn’t it? That’s something to bear in mind before you decide to get your skin covered with ink. It’s also something to tell your impulsive teen before he goes to the tattoo parlor to have his chest tattooed with a dumbass photo of a girl he’ll break up with in next six months.
For those who want to get their tattoos removed but would not want to spend thousands of money, your best hope is this new invention by a Canadian PhD student named Alec Falkenham who’s in the process of patenting a tattoo removal cream. According to Buzzfeed, this new treatment procedure will only cost around $4.50 per treatment for a 4×4 area. If that ain’t a steal, we don’t know what is.
Unfortunately, the bad news — as we mentioned in our post on tattoo removal creams — is that no one knows when the product will be available.