How long does it take to remove a tattoo?

Initial Consultation

For every tattoo removal or tattoo fading, we start with a complimentary no-commitment consultation, usually 30 minutes or less.

During this time, you will meet with a Delete physician to discuss the tattoo you want removed. You and the physician will talk about the depth of your tattoo, area the tattoo covers, and colors of the ink. Because on your body’s ability to break down the ink as a result of your laser treatment impacts the success of your tattoo removal, the physician will also ask several questions about your general health, medications,  and wellness.

Lastly, the physician will review our PicoWay and AlexELETE laser options, anticipated number of treatments, pain-reducing options and pricing. Your thoughtfully created treatment plan will reflect the end result you desire.  As experts in tattoo removal, we safely remove tattoos for patients with all skin tones and ink colors.

Number of Removal Treatments Needed

At Delete – Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon, we understand the need to deliver removal results in fewer sessions. It is important to our patients.  Thus, we have invested in and are proud to offer the most technologically advanced and effective pico-second laser treatment available anywhere. On average, the triple wavelength PicoWay laser removes professional tattoos in 6 to 10 treatments and amateur tattoos in as little as 3 to 5 treatments.

At Delete – Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon, we’re proud of our two laser treatment options in delivering results in fewer sessions. On average, the PicoWay laser removes professional tattoos in 6 to 10 treatments and amateur tattoos in as little as 3 to 5. On average, the AlexELETE Q-switched laser removes professional tattoos in 10 to 16 treatments, while amateur tattoos typically require 6 to 8 treatments.

The Beauty is in the End Result

At the end of your personalized plan, you and your physician will evaluate the removed tattoo area and determine if any next steps are necessary. At the end of your treatment plan, our goal is to see you pleased and have a newfound confidence from your faded or deleted tattoo.


Your First Tattoo Removal Treatment

After the initial consultation, you will schedule the first treatment of your personalized treatment plan that you and the physician created. Your physician will walk you through what you can expect during each session, from your pain management application to how the laser works. Treatment times will vary depending on the size of your tattoo area, typically from 15-45 minutes each session. More than 99%  of our patients choose a numbing option to make treatments more comfortable.

Once the laser treatment is complete, a bandage will be applied and it’s recommended you ice throughout the first 24 hours. You will also be given care instructions after your first treatment, as well as advice to help keep your body healthy in between sessions.

Ongoing Treatments & Removals

Depending on the tattoo size and other factors, you can expect to come in regularly to Delete – Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon for treatments once every 6 to 12 weeks. Certain tattoos are more challenging to remove than others and there are a number of variables that may affect how the body responds to tattoo removal.


The results,

 seeing is believing

Check out Delete’s before and after tattoo removal photos.

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About Delete:

Voted Best Tattoo Removal of Phoenix and opened in 2010, Delete — Tattoo Removal and Laser Salon incorporates the latest in state-of-the-art laser technology and a trained team of certified medical physicians housed in a sleek comfortable environment. Delete provides both men and women a safe, convenient and affordable solution for tattoo removal. Offering fixed price packages based on tattoo size and design complexity, payment plans and financing options are available.

To learn more about our salon, call (602) 343-6355 or email us at [email protected] or visit and @DeleteTattoo.


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