Tattoo Removal

In 2006 the latest addition to the shop was a hospital standard tattoo removal clinic, using the latest laser technology. The Sharp Practice is the first small business in the South West to combine a hospital standard tattoo removal clinic with a successful tattoo studio, already Health Authority registered, the business is now also registered with the Care Quality Commission and has attained hospital standards having completed rigorous health, safety and procedure checks in the process. 


What we offer

We decided to open the clinic based on demand for the removal of older or unwanted tattoos and acknowledged by dermatologists as gold standard giving reliable results, for the advancement in the artistic and technical nature of tattooing has led some people to feel that their older tattoos look a little dated.

Frequently asked questions

Customers often have lots of questions about laser tattoo removal, so we have put together some of our most commonly asked questions.

How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?

The laser we use is an active Q-switched laser which generates a high powered beam of laser light that is fired onto the tattoo in an extremely short pulse. The laser light is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles and not the surrounding skin. The laser breaks down the tattoo particles so that normal body defences are able to absorb and disperse the ink. This happens after every treatment, resulting in a gradual fading of the tattoo. 

How is the treatment carried out?

In a private room, you will be asked to wear goggles to protect your eyes, whilst having the area lasered.

After treatment, we will apply the Otto Aloe Vera aftercare solution, and a light dressing will be applied.

How does the skin look after treatment?

An instant whitening of the skin is seen after treatment but this generally fades quickly. The area will feel tender for a few hours and could be red or raised for up to 48 hours. Some tattoos will form a scab which must be left to heal naturally. The tattoo will not look a lot different initially but will fade over the next few weeks as the body disperses it.

How many treatments are necessary?

This depends on several factors, including the density, the colour of inks and the age of the tattoo. Amateur tattoos can be quick to remove, whereas professional tattoos vary considerably and will need more treatments.

How long does each treatment take?

The initial consultation takes around 15 minutes. Treatment can take from 10 to 40 minutes, depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo. You do not need to book block sessions.

How much does it cost?

Prices are based on the size and complexity of the tattoo and therefore the time required with the laser, and usually start at around £50per treatment for a small tattoo and larger tattoos or multiple tattoos would need to be seen and priced.

Got a different question?

If you have questions that are not listed and are specific to a tattoo that you wish to be reduced or removed, you can email us via message us on Facebook or call the studio on 01722 410 148.