laser tattoo removal pain

The first question I’m ALWAYS asked about Laser tattoo Removal – IS IT PAINFUL?

The short answer to that is simple –


In fact, it’s actually one of our goals to make the entire process as pain-free and pleasant as possible for our clients on every occasion.

One thing I have noticed however is that our female clients are FAR more at ease with the process than our male clients. The reason for that is really simple – most women have had experience with waxing, hair removal treatments, eye-brow threading etc so they are OK with a cosmetic process. For most men, Laser Tattoo Removal is the first ‘work’ they have ever had done on themselves (other than getting the tattoo), so many are really nervous at first until they realise just how little discomfort there is in the entire process.

Laser Tattoo Removal doesn’t burn the tattoo or the skin. The laser energy pulses smash the ink particles of the tattoo. This smashing creates friction producing heat in a really small spot. So the immediate pulse feels like a sting or a flick by a rubber band.

So how do we make the process less painful?

At Disappear Ink Tattoo Removal Clinic we always use the Zimmer Cryo 6 cooling machine to chill the tattoo and surrounding skin. The machine pumps cold air onto the skin and we use it before, during and after the treatment. The cold air numbs the tattoo area and the discomfort felt is minimal. In fact, most of our clients tell us that as soon as the laser treatment is finished, there is no residual discomfort or pain afterwards.

There are some tattoos that need additional pain relief because of their location on the body. Ribs, feet, wrists and other sensitive areas need a topical anaesthetic. At Disappear Ink Tattoo Removal Clinic we use LMX-4, a lignicaine based anaesthetic cream. When applied in the Clinic, the treatment time is extended by 45 minutes until the cream takes effect. So we recommend that if a client wants or needs additional pain relief they apply the cream one hour before their appointment.

Even when anaesthetic cream is applied, we still treat the tattoo area with the Zimmer Cryo 6 cooling machine throughout the whole treatment.

The final result?

A more comfortable laser tattoo removal treatment. 

Call us for a free consultation to assess your tattoo.

At Disappear Ink Tattoo Removal Clinic, we believe in Incredible Service and Incredible Results.