The responses below should be considered as general advice which can differ by tattoo - if you have specific questions about removing your tattoo, please get in touch - Request a call back
When you get a tattoo, ink is injected into the dermis (the layer of skin just below the epidermis). In the days following, you may notice the tattoo naturally fades as a result of ink escaping through the surface of the skin, or being cleared away by the body’s natural response to a foreign substance. The final tattoo is made up of ink pigment which is too deep to have escaped through the surface of the skin, and too large to have been removed by the body. Laser tattoo removal selectively targets tattoo ink with light energy in the form of a laser beam. The beam breaks down large pigments of ink into smaller ink pigments - think of a pebble being broken down into sand - that can be more easily cleared away by the body.
Yes, complete tattoo removal is possible. Read more about that here.
There are three treatment truths that impact tattoo removal, our laser, your tattoo and your Health. Not all lasers are created equal so selecting the most advanced laser treatment to remove your tattoo is critical in achieving successful removal. The unique technology used at NAAMA is skin safe, effective and exclusively available in our studios.
Your tattoo has a number of distinct characteristics: the composition of the ink used will significantly impact the success of laser tattoo removal. It is generally understood that high quality inks from reputable manufacturers are the easiest to break down with cheaper inks being slower to fade. Colour, density and depth as well as location on the body are all critical components dictating the speed of removal. Small and faint tattoos tend to remove more quickly than large, dense tattoos. Tattoos that are closer to your heart tend to remove faster.
The efficiency of your immune system influences how quickly your body is able to clear away the ink particles once they’ve been broken down. Fortunately, this is largely within your control; activities that positively contribute to your general health, such as quality sleep and frequent exercise will positively impact removal rates. Unsurprisingly, smoking and drinking alcohol are detrimental and may slow the process. Please email a picture of your tattoo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We most certainly do treat eyebrow tattoos. The precision of our laser means we can treat intricate tattoos with extreme care and exact direction. Less energy significantly reduces the chance of any damage to the skin and allows for more frequent treatments.
Whilst we recommend shaving your eyebrows prior to treatment to achieve optimal results, we realise this is not always possible nor desirable. At NAAMA, we can treat eyebrow tattoos through the eyebrow hair without any increased risk of hair loss. To minimise the risk of eye damage associated with laser treatment, you will be asked to wear specialist protective goggles during treatment.If you would like us to review your eyebrows please send a picture to email@example.com.
To date, we've conducted more than 1,000 treatments without a single case of scarring.
Because NAAMA™’s technology uses such little energy, skin isn’t damaged. Many NAAMA™ customers are able to return for treatment as regularly as every week, unique to NAAMA™. Others may need a bit longer between treatments - though rarely longer than 3 or 4 weeks.
No, laser tattoo removal is not recommended during pregnancy.
Because NAAMA™ uses such little energy, the likelihood and severity of any side effect is greatly reduced. Of the more than 1,000 treatments conducted so far there have been 0 adverse events.
You will likely observe whitening on the surface of the skin immediately following treatment, often referred to as “frosting”. Frosting is the result of a reaction from the laser breaking down tattoo ink. It is entirely normal and usually subsides within roughly 20 minutes of the end of the treatment.
In the 24-72 hours following treatment, you might experience redness or slight elevation of the skin - often described as similar to a simple sunburn.
If you notice other reactions or are concerned about how your skin is reacting in any way, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are thousands of tattoo inks in circulation today. Many are produced by qualified ink manufacturers that reputable tattoo artists and studios will use as-is or mix to expand their colour palette, where others might be homemade - such as melting plastics or pen ink to create a tattoo.
Unfortunately, unless you know the specific ink used in your tattoo, it can be something of a mystery. Most inks respond well to laser treatment, namely those that are produced by qualified manufacturers and used as intended; however, should your tattoo contain a resistant chemical - for example, a harsh plastic or undiluted acrylic - it may take a lot longer to respond to treatment. In severe cases, some inks may not respond to laser removal at all.
Inks that don’t respond to tattoo removal are often referred to as “stubborn” and, because of the specific composition of the ink, can take a very long time to remove. Be sure to tell your NAAMA™ Consultant as much as you can about the tattoo artist or studio, or ink related to your tattoo.
We recommend waiting 4-6 weeks after getting a tattoo before undergoing removal.
We welcome those looking to fully remove their tattoos, or to fade ink - potentially for a cover up. There are a number of benefits of fading your tattoos with NAAMA™:
Treatment is very accurate - think modern printer vs. coloring in the lines. This precision ensures that the tattoo is treated uniformly - limiting exposure to un-tattooed skin and the likelihood of patchy removal.
Because NAAMA™’s low-energy technology doesn’t damage skin, you can easily tattoo over a faded tattoo in the future.
We partner with leading tattoo artists who welcome the opportunity to cover-up tattoos. We’re happy to recommend an artist for your next piece if of interest.
Preparing for successful tattoo removal starts long before your initial consultation. Foremost, we ask that you protect your skin with a sun-safe skincare routine and use a moisturising sunscreen with high SPF when exposing your treatment area to direct sunlight within two weeks of your treatment. Additionally, the healthier you are, the more likely your immune system will respond positively to treatment. Drink lots of water: at least 2L per day. Exercise - get the heart pumping. Eat healthily and sleep a lot! You can read more about how to strengthen your immune system here.
We welcome and are able to treat all skin types at NAAMA. We are interested in the skin tone in the tattoo area as there are some restrictions on the combination of the tattoo ink colour and skin tone. In the chart below you can check that we can treat the combination of your tattoo area, skin type and tattoo colour.
If you would like to speak to one of our experts you can request a call back here.
We’ve developed the world’s fastest tattoo removal laser technology. It’s quick, effective, and doesn’t damage your skin. It’s only available at our luxury Marylebone, London studio under the supervision of our expertly trained team of NAAMA™ Consultants.
Read more about us here.
Our NAAMA™ tattoo removal journey starts with a consultation and first session. Because we use very little energy to break down tattoo ink, you often benefit from two treatments in each session. Your NAAMA™ Consultant will create a bespoke aftercare plan with you and check in on your progress in between your visits until you get the result you want. Most people return for subsequent sessions in as little as 1-2 weeks.
We use much less energy to break down tattoo ink. This ultra-low energy treatment preserves healthy skin, allowing for more regular treatment. In some cases, removal sessions can be conducted as frequently as every week - a big improvement from the ~8 weeks often required when undergoing high-energy tattoo removal treatment.
Read about the science behind NAAMA™ to understand why it’s taken us nearly 10 years to develop this breakthrough technology.
We take pride in ensuring all NAAMA™ Consultants are trained to an exceptional standard. Drawing on experience from leading healthcare and hospitality practices like Harley Street, Soho House, Cowshed, Treatwell, and Apple, NAAMA™ Consultants benefit from a 10-day tattoo removal only training program - far more rigorous than the 3-day market standard. Read more about our team. All NAAMA™ Consultants also hold the required industry standard certifications, such as NVQ L3.
We believe both tattooing and tattoo removal can be an incredible method of self-expression and creativity. Identity is a journey, not a moment - and evolving body art helps people express themselves in the best possible way at a given point in time.
Unfortunately, a tattoo can also be a reminder of a past experience better forgotten. We partner with the Forward Trust: (formerly RAPt and Blue Sky) a social business with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives.
For more than 25 years Forward Trust has been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. They believe that anyone is capable of lasting change and their services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.
NAAMA™ offers free tattoo removal to members of the Forward Trust community, committed to helping people move beyond their past if they so choose.
We charge £269 per session, during which we aim to treat your tattoo twice. As with many cosmetic treatments, you can save money by buying multiple session upfront. We also offer NAAMA™ membership, which is particularly cost-effective if you have a large tattoo.
You can view our pricing options here.
If you have any questions on pricing, please email email@example.com.
You should check with your insurer as to whether they will reimburse costs associated with tattoo removal. We do not accept insurance, though you might be able to arrange reimbursement or co-pay with your insurer directly.
Yes. Once ink is removed, it won't come back... unless you get a new tattoo or cover-up!
Every body and ink is different, so there's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to how quickly your ink fades. Every session, you'll be able to see your ink fade under the dermascope (a piece of kit we use to look at your skin very closely).
A tattoo artist injects ink into the dermis, which is protected by the outer layer of skin. In order for the cream to work, it needs to bleach or remove the top layer of skin by using harsh chemicals. These chemicals carry a risk of side effects such as burning, severe irritation, skin discolouration, and allergic reactions.
We design bespoke aftercare plans for each customer, including regular check-ins with your NAAMA™ Consultant, topical creams and gels to revive skin and gel-based wraps to hydrate and protect the treated area.
Read more about our aftercare programme here.
Because NAAMA™’s low-energy technology doesn’t damage skin, you can easily tattoo over a faded or fully removed tattoo in the future. And your tattoo artist will thank you! There’s nothing quite as challenging as having to tattoo over scarred or damaged skin, as can be the case when undergoing tattoo removal using high-energy tattoo removal devices.
We also partner with leading tattoo artists who welcome the opportunity to cover-up tattoos. We’re happy to recommend an artist for your next piece if of interest.