How much does tattoo removal hurt?

does tattoo removal hurt

How much does tattoo removal hurt really depends on the technique used.

The worst thing about tattoos is that it is a really painful when it comes to its removing one. Every day here are new procedures being developed, but all of them are either way too painful, too expensive and take ages. But if you really need to get it done, read on to know more on how to remove a tattoo and how much tattoo removal really hurts. According to Fashion Lady these are the best ways to remove your tattoo:

  • Laser Tattoo Removal: It’s a belief that laser tattoo removal is excruciating. Though it is one of the most effective processes, it is also painful and heavy on your pockets. Common descriptions include the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin or bacon grease – basically it’s very uncomfortable and most of the time painful.

Pain:  On a scale of 1-10, almost a 11!

Laser tattoo removal before and after.
Laser tattoo removal before and after.
  • Plastic SurgeryThe fastest fix available and also one of the less expensive and painful ones. If you cannot go through the entire process of laser, you can have your plastic surgeon graft another layer of skin on your botched tattoo area. This one is popular with many people.

Pain:  On a scale of 1-10, 4 (Does tattoo removal hurt here? No but we give it a 4 because of the healing process for the removed skin)

surgical tattoo removal

  • Salt Scrub: Though it is not a good thing to scrub away your skin, this is the last resort method to get rid of an eyesore on your skin. You can use the salt scrub for a long period of time to scrub the tattoo away, but you also have to be careful about not hurting your skin too much. It’s an inexpensive method, but can leave lasting damage on your skin.

Pain:  On a scale of 1-10, 2

So does tattoo removal hurt?

Yes, most of the times tattoo removal really hurts but we found some new or less known tattoo removal techniques to make this completely painless.

  • Tattoo Removal CreamA cream that fades away that tattoo you regret. Although it sounds too good to be true these revolutionary products exist. It works but it takes ages. It ain’t painful at all but it could become an expensive adventure.

Pain:  On a scale of 1-10, 0

Most popular removal creams on amazon are:

Tat b Gone:

Pros :

  • Affordable
  • Easy
  • Guaranteed Results

Cons :

  • Takes time to work
  • One month supply

Profade 3 Step Action:


  • Mild Cream
  • Low cost
  • Natural Ingredients

Cons :

  • Takes Time To Show Full Results

TCA Home Skin Peel Kit:

Pros : 

  • Suitable to all skin types
  • Makes you feel younger
  • Improves skin

Cons :

  • Causes a burning sensation sometimes


  • Salt & lemon juice: To use this method, mix 100 gms of salt with lemon juice and soak a cotton ball in that solution. Now rub this soaked cotton ball on your tattoo covered skin for about 30-60 minutes till the mixture is deeply absorbed by your skin. Once done, you can wash it off using warm water.

Pain:  On a scale of 1-10, 0

salt and lemon to remove tattoo

  • Homemade cream with Honey: Ingredients: aloe vera gel, salt, sugar free yogurt and honey. Mix all the ingredients until it forms a cream like paste. Clean the tattoo covered area thoroughly before applying the cream. Let the skin absorb the honey cream so that it can remove the tattoo ink.

Pain:  On a scale of 1-10, 0

Home made honey tattoo removal cream

  • Lemon: Begin by cleaning the tattoo area with warm water, squeeze some lemon juice and rub it on the tattoo area. After rubbing ite, wait until it dries up and your hardens your skin. Once it is dry, you can rinse it off using warm water.

Pain:  On a scale of 1-10, 0

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