Face Tattoo Removal, What You Need to Know

FEBRUARY 8, 2023

Your face tattoo removal questions answered

A face tattoo is a powerful way to put across your personality and express yourself.

From Euphoria’s Dominic Fike and Amber Rose to the iconic Mike Tyson, there are plenty of recognizable contemporary examples.

Getting one can be a challenge though, with many tattoo artists refusing to author a face tattoo unless you already have tattoos elsewhere on your body.

In an article specifically on the topic, Memphis Mori, owner of Grim Tattoo Studios, told Vice that irresponsibly offering face tattoos, “is disrespectful to the whole tattoo industry,” adding that “it can ruin futures, relationships, and career prospects."

If you’ve managed to get one, and now changed your feelings towards it, we understand that you'll be searching for a safe and pain-free solution. You might also want to know the following:

  • Can tattoos be removed from your face in NYC?

  • Does laser tattoo removal on the face hurt?

  • What is the fastest tattoo removal in NYC?

  • How long does it take to remove a face tattoo?

  • How much does it cost to remove a small face tattoo?

  • Have any famous people removed face tattoos?

We answer your face tattoo removal questions in this blog.

Can tattoos be removed from your face in New York?

Yes, it’s possible to remove face and neck tattoos in our New York studio. Just like a tattoo on any other part of the body, the process of removing tattoos from the face works by breaking down the tattoo ink particles with a laser and many of our clients wanting to have a face tattoo removed are able to achieve complete removal of their unwanted ink.

Can tattoos be removed from your face in New York?

Does laser tattoo removal on the face hurt?

For most of us, the face is a sensitive area, and you may have heard that laser treatments for tattoo removal can be a painful process anyway - so you might expect that the facial tattoo removal process would be even worse.

Luckily for NAAMA clients with facial tattoos that's not the case. Our unique laser technology operates at a lower-energy level than other laser systems, making it less painful and gentle for sensitive areas such as your face and neck.

Our lasers operate at a higher frequency, meaning that the ink absorbs a greater amount of light, thus fading faster. In our New York studio, it is only ever operated by fully qualified nurses to ensure a seamless experience for everyone.

Our low-energy laser significantly reduces any chance of blistering, scarring or lasting damage, which means less downtime between treatments and fast tattoo removal results.

How long does it take to remove a face tattoo? and What is the fastest tattoo removal in New York?

How many sessions you will need to get your face tattoos removed depends on many factors, such as your skin type, the tattoo size and the color of the ink used. Everyone’s tattoo removal journey is different, but to get an idea of what to expect on your face tattoo removal journey take a look at our previous clients’ experiences.

One of our favorite examples of face tattoo removal is Jamie’s story. Jamie came to us via our Second Chances program and had a face tattoo that he’d chosen during a difficult time in his life. We met Jamie after he was nominated for Second Chances by the Nehemiah Project, a charity helping adult men with addiction issues.

One of his tattoos had become a source of regret.

“I got the tattoo on my face a few years ago. I don’t know why I got it. It was a moment of madness.”

The biggest issue facing Jamie was the content of the tattoo itself.

“‘They should have shot me when I was born’: at the time that's what I thought. I wasn’t in a good place, and I hated the world and I didn't want to go on.”

After only three months of treatment Jamie’s tattoo was cleared, leaving behind fresh skin and a promising a new chapter.

“This experience changed my life,” Jamie told NAAMA. “I’ve got my confidence back. I feel like a new person.”

Jamie’s experience with NAAMA shows that it is possible to safely remove a face tattoo with laser tattoo removal.

How much does it cost to remove a small face tattoo?

At NAAMA there is a straightforward pricing structure, though it can be difficult to estimate how many sessions it will take to remove a small face tattoo.

Your tattoo will take multiple sessions to completely remove and our packages are a great value option to explore.

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Famous face tattoo removals

Tyson’s sense of humor

In 2013 former professional boxer Mike Tyson shocked fans with his face tattoo removal via Twitter.

“At the doctor’s office this morning. Getting this tattoo removed from my face. This is going to be painful.”

The former boxer has described his Māori tattoo design as his “warrior tattoo.”

The Tweet did little to reassure people that skin-kind and near pain-free tattoo removal is possible.

If a person who took punches for a living fears the pain, what hope is there for us mere mortals?

The Tweet turned out to be an April Fool’s joke. “There is no #GoodbyeMikeTysonTattoo. This tattoo is with me forever.”

Lover, not a fighter

British fashion model Lottie Moss hit the headlines when she decided to remove a new face tattoo after just four months. Originally she had said she would keep the ink.

Immediately after she got the word “lover” tattooed under her eye she shared it with fans online.

In a video posted to TikTok she documented the night of the tattoo, warning the morning after: “don’t drink alcohol kids.”

At NAAMA we’ll be watching her removal process with keen interest.

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