The cost of laser removal will range quite a bit depending upon where you have it done. It should only be done by a licensed doctor.
The cost can fluctuate between $200 and $600 per session. Multiple visits are usually required. The number of sessions will depend on the the size of the tattoo, types of lasers, color of the ink, the amount of ink, and the particular doctor who is doing the procedure.
You should shop around to get the best price. It's important to find a doctor with a reputation for doing nice work. You will probably get better results from a doctor who does this on a regular basis than a who has only done it a few times.
Tattoo Removal Cream
There are only a few companies out there who sell tattoo removal creams. Remember that like laser tattoo removal, the cream will actually gradually fade the tattoo. The size, amount of ink, color, and depth, are factors that will influence the length of treatment. Here are some costs for common tattoo removing creams as of August 2009.
Tattoo Off Kit - $68.00
Profade - 1 month - $69.95
Profade - 2 month - $119.95
Profade - 4 month - $199.95
Profade - 6 month - $299
Tat B Gone - Trial - $73.95
Tat B Gone - 2 month - $124.95
Tat B Gone - 4 month - $189.99
Tat B Gone - 6 month - $299.99
Tat B Gone - 10 month - $479.99
Wrecking Balm 24 pack - $199.95
Wrecking Balm 72 pack - $399.95
Dermasal Tattoo Removal Kit - $86.00
TCA Tattoo Removal
The same cost factors apply to TCA tattoo remove products as Laser, and Tattoo Removal Cream.
Perfect Image Solutions - $29.99 Yavonae - $59.99 Inkbusters - One ounce - $39.95 Inkbusters - Two ounces - $59.95
It's has been quite hard to find the price of this option but research shows a cost of around $1000 to $5000 depending on the above outlined factors.
You should plan on spending as much as you spend in having the tattoo applied in the first place. The same equipment that the tattoo was applied with is used for the tattoo removal. The technician doing the removal will spend the same amount of time that it took to apply the tattoo so you will pay a proportional amount of money. Like the methods listed above, several sessions are required to complete the process.
This is the most expensive method. It must be performed by a licensed medical doctor. It is an elective procedure and insurance companies won't pay for it. The cost will depend on a number of variables. The doctors cost, price of anesthetic, tattoo size, antibiotics, pain meds, and follow up check ups will all contribute to the cost of this method.
This is an uncommon way to remove tattoos and there isn't much information out there about what it will cost.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
You can expect to fork out around $250 to $650 per session. If you choose this option. It takes between four and six treatment sessions and patients can get a treatment every 30 days.
This is not tattoo removal but rather tattoo hiding. Never the less, it might be the right option for you if you just want to cover the tattoo for a bit.
TatJacket is a sleeve that is worn over tattooed arms - $19.99
Tattoo Camo - $34 for small tubes