Will it hurt?
The machine will make a snapping noise and the sensation on the skin is like a fine flicked rubber band. Your skin will be cooled before and after the procedure to reduce this sensation.
It is however a very quick process. A small tattoo may only take 3 minutes. Most people tolerate it extremely well.
What are the side effects?
Immediately afterwards there is a frosting affect. This is a good sign as it tells us that the ink has been well targeted. This subsides quickly and the area will be red and swollen. Sterile dressings will have been applied and you will be given full aftercare instructions and a written sheet to take home.
Can amateur tattoos be removed ?
These are usually the easiest to remove taking as little as 1 – 3 treatments.
Why does the number of treatments vary so much?
It all depends on a number of factors: the ingredients in the ink (which is impossible to determine), the depth of the tattoo, the colours used and the individual response to the treatment.
Does the colour of the tattoo matter?
Our laser is most effective against black and dark inks, red and sunset colours. Light blues are more difficult. White pigment and the new fluorescent cannot be removed.
Do you offer appointments outside of normal office hours?
Yes, clinic hours are Thursday, Saturday and Sunday making it easy to schedule an appointment around your other commitments.
Do you offer payment plans?
We accept Humm (formerly Oxipay), which allows you to spread the cost of your payments. See www.shophumm.com/nz/ for more information.
Are gift vouchers available?
They certainly are. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 021 922 984 and we can organise one for you.
Can you give me a quote via email?
If you would like to get an estimate of cost for removal and the number of sessions likely required, please email email@example.com and include a picture of your tattoo and state its measurements. This pricing will give you an indication, but will need to be confirmed via a free in-person consultation before treatment can begin.