Is It Possible To Remove your Fancy Tattoo

Your  fancy tattoo seemed like such a good idea at the time, but now it may not have the same meaning for you.
Many women take the plunge and go for creative fancy tattoos, which is, in essence, a procedure that tattoos desings onto a women’s body. Most women love the outcome, but, of course there are those who, for one reason or another, suddenly wish their exotic tatttoo wasn’t so permanent.Steps to Tattoo Removal
 However, it is usually not cheap or easy, and there are side effects.
If you choose to receive laser removal treatments to lose your tattoo, be aware that we will be applying a laser to very delicate areas of your body. The removal may require multiple treatments, and you could see redness and swelling as a result of the treatment. The treatment itself will also be somewhat uncomfortable (see our previous blog post about the pain of laser tattoo removal).
In a small amount of cases, the treatment area may develop scars. This is your body we’re talking about, so be aware of all the risks involved before you agree to the procedure.
If you are considering removing your tattoo, we strongly suggest scheduling an initial consultation to speak with one of our knowledgeable technicians. They can make a recommendation based on your individual case and give you a price estimate as well as an estimate on the amount of sessions it will take to remove your tattoo.
For more information about tattoo removal, give us a call at (281) 440-GONE.

How Much Does Tattoo Removal Cost?

Some of the mistakes we make in life are permanent. Fortunately, tattoos don’t fall into that category. It is possible to remove almost any tattoo regardless of location, size, coloring or age.

Unfortunately, laser tattoo removal isn’t cheap. You didn’t think it would cost you pennies to get rid of that huge unicorn on your chest did you? (Another reason never to make big bets while drinking heavily)

The cost of tattoo removal will depend on a variety of factors including the size of the tattoo, the amount of ink used, the age of the tattoo and even the specific colors. Larger tattoos will require more and longer treatments, which will – not surprisingly – increase your overall bill. Warm colors like reds, yellows and oranges come off a little easier than cooler colors like blues, blacks and purples. The more ink in your tattoo, the more costly it will be to remove it all.

At North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal, we use a state-of-the-art laser and well-trained technicians in order to give our clients the best result for their money.

To give you somewhat of an idea of the cost of laser tattoo removal, a small 2 X 2” tattoo will cost approximately $90 per treatment. Keep in mind that most tattoo removals require between five and fifteen treatments. Again, size and ink usage will play a big role in how much each individual treatment costs and how many treatments the tattoo requires.

The best way to figure out how much it’s going to cost you to never see that unicorn again is to drop by our office and let one of our technicians take a look. When we assess your tattoo, we’ll be able to tell you how many treatments we think it will take and an approximate cost per treatment.

We also offer discounts if you pre-pay for your treatment.

Ready to get rid of your tattoo forever or at least see if it’s in your budget? Give North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal a call at (281) 440-GONE.


Tattoo Permanence: A thing of The Past!

Before, people would ink up their bodies with symbols, words- various markings if you will without a doubt in their minds that they’d have it on their bodies forever. Nowadays, we live with such technological advancements that we are able to remove said markings with a couple of easy procedures.

Remember, I said easy and not painless. Haha! These procedures showcase the future. They include methods such as dermabrasion, TCA, salabrasion, crysurgery, laser remocal, and excision. The most important and popular is, however, laser removal. It is the least painful and most sought after for its grand results.

These results are miraculous to say the least. At each session, the tattoo pigment decreases, leaving the skin as rejuvenated as ever before. The tattoo is lightened over time until it has completely diminished from sight. It is truly an extraordinary thing. No longer must one suffer in silence with regret over a youthful mistake or silly misstep in life. Tattoo permanence is a thing of the past.

We now have state of the art machinery such as the Duality tattoo removal laser that produces a 1 joule pulse of 1064 nm energy to remove dark tattoos. We also now have the Astanza laser that also provides maximum power, sufficient to break down the ink of those difficult to remove tattoos.

These machines contribute to the success of laser tattoo removal. The machinery isn’t the only factor that does though. Others include the patients’ immune system, hydration, sleep, a healthy weight, a well balanced diet, exercise, and being a non smoking person. Although these factors aid in the healthy removal of tattoos, one must also remember what the treatment entails as well. It encompasses some pain. The pain can be categorized as discomfort. It is tolerable (or at least stated to be). It is said to be similar to hot oil. Many require some form of anesthetic to dull or mask the pain. Other bypass the anesthetic and simply take the pain as it comes.

Regardless, it is safe to say that tattoo removal is an innovation of the future. Whether painful or not, no matter which machine you use, it is a gift to mankind. Tattoos are no longer a thing of permanence. You can choose to live your life freely! Tattoo permanence is a thing of the past!



Full Back Tattoo Removed from Body Builder

Competitive Bodybuilders need to show off the work they have done to build a very defined body and in competitions a large tattoo can get in the way of showing of the details in their back muscles and other parts of the body.

Laser Tattoo Removal - Before

Laser Tattoo Removal – Before

Laser Tattoo Removal - After

Laser Tattoo Removal – After


The following is a testimonial from a Patrick, Professional Bodybuilder, 2017 Mr. USA Champion:

“Visiting North Houston Tattoo Removal was one the best decisions I’ve ever made.   I got my tattoos when I was younger, not knowing I would choose to be a competitive bodybuilder later in life.  I noticed that when I would compete, the tattoos would cover up the true definition my body had.

Well, North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal took care of that problem!!  Extremely professional and clean facility.  My tattoo was completely removed with no scarring at all.

It made a huge difference for me when it was time to compete again!!.  Definitely will be returning to have them remove the remaining tattoos.

Getting Rid Of Life’s Mistakes and Tattoo Removal

tattoo_removalWe all make mistakes in life, some more permanent than others. You may never be able to live down the shame of what happened when your “night out with the guys” escalated into a drinking marathon (especially if pics and videos were posted on Facebook), but at least you can get rid of the tattoo of your ex-girlfriend’s face, which you discovered on your arm the next morning.

Okay, most people don’t have quite that type of experience, but there are many individuals who come to regret their tattoos for one reason or another. Luckily, your tattoo doesn’t have to be permanent.

At North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal we’ve seen and erased it all – the names of ex-wives, a bleeding skull that doesn’t make for very good boardroom conversation, misspelled quotes, tribal armbands that have faded in color and significance, etc…

Using the most advanced laser in the industry, we can get rid of almost any tattoo regardless of color, location on the body and age. Our Q-Switched laser works with precision, using short pulses of light to break up the ink under your skin, which will be naturally absorbed and flushed from your body.

The process certainly isn’t a walk in the park, but it works. You can expect mild discomfort and will likely need to come in for multiple sessions (depending on the size, age and amount of ink used in the design).   In the end, however, a little pain and a couple of trips are a small price to pay to get your skin back free of that bare-chested mermaid that you don’t want your young children asking about.


Factors to Consider when Removing Tattoos

Every tattoo is different, and the number of laser tattoo removal sessions needed to successfully remove a tattoo can vary greatly depending on multiple variables.

Factors to Consider when Removing Tattoos

Factors to consider when removing tattoos:

  • Ink Color: Greens and blues more challenging than black and red inks. White ink can oxidize and turn darker once hit with the laser.
  • Age of Tattoo: Older tattoos are generally easier to remove and require less sessions than newer tattoos
  • Size of Tattoo: According to a 2010 study by the American medical association it was noted that larger tattoos over 12 inches in diameter require more sessions than smaller tattoos.
  • If you Smoke: The same study mentioned above also directly linked the negative effects of smoking on tattoo removal.  Regular smokers had a 70 percent lower rate of removal after ten sessions compared to their non-smoking counterparts.  This lower success rate is most likely related to smoking’s  direct effect on wound healing.
  • Location of Tattoo: Removal of your tattoo is harder in areas that have a limited vascular supply and slower healing.  Thus, tattoos on the feet, lower legs or hands require more sessions than tattoos on the chest and back.
  • Amount of Ink: The amount of ink used is another parameter that affects laser tattoo removal.  Professional tattoos have a greater density/volume of pigment that resides deeper in the skin.  On the other hand, amateur tattooing is usually uneven, superficial, and done with dramatically less ink.
  • Your Skin Type: Laser tattoo removal is more effective for individuals with lighter skin, because lighter skin does not significantly absorb laser light, most of the laser energy is focused on the tattoo pigment.  Darker skin absorbs a portion of laser light from the tattoo.  Also, most laser clinics adjust the laser accordingly on patients with darker skin to avoid unwanted side effects.

Send us a request for quote with the a picture of your tattoo and we can give you an estimate to have your tattoo removed.

Body Restore The Woodlands Closed & Referring Tattoo Removal

Body Restore The Woodlands had their business vandalized and they are closed for business.    Body Restore The Woodlands is now referring all of their clients to North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal.  The prices are being honored by North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal.  

If you had an appointment with Body Restore The Woodlands or need your tattoo removed give North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal a call or fill out the Request a Quote Form and you can send a picture of your tattoo in the form.   Sending in a picture helps us give you an accurate quote to remove your tattoo.

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