Tattoo Removal

Skin Design Tattoo

We are one of the leading tattoo
removal facilities in Las Vegas.

Skin Design Tattoo Removal was created to provide individuals with an elegant, welcoming and sterile environment to remove unwanted tattoos. While we highly recommend making an appointment, we do accept walk-in customers should they be willing to wait for an opening.

Our service is friendly, safe and our state of the art equipment is the most effective solution to remove unwanted tattoos. Aside from removing tattoos, we also offer packages to lighten tattoos or completely remove them. We also offer free consultation and can guide you through the procedures, as well as a timeline and schedule as to how long it may take to remove your unwanted/ old or faded pieces.

If you’re ready to make a change, are curious about our service, or would like to schedule a consultation, please click this here to schedule your FREE, no obligation, consultation. During the consultation we’ll address any questions or concerns, measure the size of your tattoo, and assess the inks that were used. From there, you will get a FREE estimate of the number of treatments needed to remove your tattoo and if scheduling permits, we  will  start your treatments immediately afterward, saving you even more time.

Ready to make a change?

Do you have old or unwanted ink?

Has a drunken nights mistake left you marked with a bad or regrettable piece of art? Or do you simply want more room for some fresh work? If so than Skin Design offers the best tattoo removal in Vegas.

Perhaps the most common situation we’ve experienced with our customers is them wanting us to help get rid of their ex. Now we’re not talking about getting rid of them with a shovel and garbage bag. Instead we’re talking about removing their name and/ or portrait. In short, they simply want their ex off their back…and sometimes their necks.

Now when it comes to laser tattoo removal in Las Vegas, Skin Design has built a reputation as being the leaders in eradicating old ink. Our specially trained staff has years of experience removing everything from color work to black and grey and if you are wondering if there is a difference, then the answer is yes. The ability to remove past work is dependent upon a few factors. Here are a few things which need to be examined:

  • The color of your ink. Black is the easiest to remove and as your move up the color spectrum other colors become harder to remove.
  • The type of ink used. There are different types of ink used and the effectiveness of the removal process varies depending on ink type. For example, if you are dealing with ink which was made in prison then the difficulty levels become much higher.
  • Your skin type. Different types of skin react different to any type of removal. Our qualified specialists can help determine and assess which skin type you are.
  • Tattoos are made up of layers of ink. The more layers, the more difficult it will be to remove.
  • The location of the piece you want removed has a direct correlation with how effective each pass will be.

Those are just a few of the variables one must consider when it comes time to get laser tattoo removal. Las Vegas residents have long considered us the most professional establishment in the area and our results are both proven and effective.

In addition, you have to keep in mind that the amount of time it takes to remove your unwanted piece will vary, but we have had proven results in less sessions when compared to other facilities. We also use a predictive scale which is called a “Kirby-Desai Scale” and that is used to assess the potential success and number of treatments which will be required to get the job done. This way you will have a good idea as to how many session will be required.

Our staff has over 30 years of collective experience as tattooists, so we understand the art of how the ink is applied, and that knowledge in itself has become an instrumental tool in helping us with tattoo removal. Las Vegas residents have voted us as their top choice when it comes to this craft and we take pride in our work as well as our customer service, orientation and education.

Stop on by for a free, no-pressure consultation and let us help you get rid of your unwanted past.

Tattoo Removal FAQs

NUMBING CREAMS

While most of our clients prefer to tackle laser tattoo removal treatments without any anesthesia, we do have some patients who apply numbing cream at home prior to their appointment. If you prefer to apply the cream at our facility we suggest that you arrive 1 hour prior to your appointment. Additional charges may apply if we apply the cream at our facility. Please call with any questions.

DOES IT HURT?

While we wouldn’t say it hurts, we will say there is a slight discomfort when getting tattoo removal done. Some say that they feel a sharp tingling sensation, but pain ratings are entirely dependent on your pain threshold. Best described as a rubber band slapping your skin, you can come in and ask more questions should you have any questions or concerns.

At Skin Design Tattoo Removal we pride ourselves in educating our customers prior to any decisions being made which is why we offer no pressure, free consultations.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Cost is dependent upon the size of your tattoo, your end goal (remove or lighten), as well as the color and age of your tattoos. For very large tattoos, we typically gauge prices per square inch, and the color and age of tattoo play a role in cost because some colors are harder to remove or lighten.

Keep in mind that lightening a tattoo for a cover up will be much cheaper than entirely removing a piece and these are some of the reasons why we offer free consultation.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL BE NEEDED TO REMOVE A TATTOO?

Every tattoo (because of ink color, age and the ink used) responds differently due to a number of variables, which include skin type, chemical compositions and compounds of the ink used (jail house ink is hardest to remove), depth, and density of ink placement.

In short our Quanta system is the most effective technology in the market and during your consultation, one of our in house clinicians will estimate the number of tattoo removal sessions needed to remove your tattoo.

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I GO?

Our recommendation in general is that you wait 4-6 weeks between sessions. This recommendation is also addressed on a case by case scenario as differently skin types and the speed of your healing affect when you should and shouldn’t go. In most cases we highly recommend waiting a few weeks between each session. This maximizes the effectiveness of our treatments and gives your body time to heal.

WHAT COLORS ARE EASIEST & HARDEST TO REMOVE?

Black and Grey are the easiest ink colors to remove. Usually, a Yag(1064nm) laser works well for these)

Green is the most difficult followed by light blue (Yag and Alexandrite lasers 1064nm and 755nm).

Red/brown/yellow/orange respond well in my experience primarily using 532nm laser.

The bottom line is you can usually clear a tattoo to a level that is barely noticeable to the naked eye, it’s just a matter of how many treatments it will take to get there. That’s because of the great variability in ink composition and our own individual immune systems which is actually what clears the ink.

WHAT ABOUT AFTERCARE?

During your treatments, your tattoo may turn white for a short period of time. From there, the treated area may experience a bit of swelling and you may be left with a sensation of being sunburnt. We recommend that you cover the area with ointment and a bandage during the healing process. Between your treatments, it is important to keep the tattoo covered from the sun to prevent hyperpigmentation (darkening). You will receive detailed instructions during your appointment.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

Side effects include just a mild irritation followed by intense happiness and pleasure that your old or unwanted ink is gone. Many people want to remove gang tattoos, ex’s names, and drunken mistakes, while others simply want to lighten older tattoos to make room for new and improved ink.

If you’re interested booking an appointment with
one of our tattoo artists please feel free to call us.