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Laser Tattoo Removal Brisbane

CB Ink is one of the only tattoo studios in the world with a state-of-the-art Candela PicoWay laser, proven to remove more ink, more quickly, with less discomfort!

Laser Tattoo Removal Brisbane

Brisbane's Laser Tattoo Removal Experts

We remove tattoos in fewer treatments, saving you a ton of money

What makes us Brisbane’s go-to laser tattoo removal service?

It’s simple.

We use the world’s most powerful laser technology which allows our expert technicians remove tattoos more quickly, over fewer sessions, helping you save a ton of money in the process.

Most skin clinics use older lasers that require 6-12 treatment sessions to achieve complete tattoo removal, but here at CB Ink we’re averaging 4-8 sessions.

Our clients tend to heal more quickly in between treatments too, meaning they get the desired outcome months earlier than they would have elsewhere.

Having a picosecond laser is a massive advantage, but it’s really only as good as the laser specialist is at operating it.

All of our laser techs are certified by Queensland Health and have logged 100+ hours of laser time before they’re hired. Experienced operators like ours are the key to our incredible results.

  • World's Most Advanced Picosecond Laser

    CB Ink is the only tattoo studio in Brisbane with a Candela PicoWay laser, by far the most advanced laser in the world!

  • Brisbane's Most Experienced Team Of Laser Technicians

    All of our laser techs are certified by Queensland Health and have logged 100+ hours of laser time before they're hired. Experienced operators like ours are the key to our incredible results.

  • Completely Free Consultations

    We're available 7 days a week to take an obligation-free look at your unwanted ink. We'll be able to give you an idea of how many treatment sessions to expect as well as a quote.

  • Massive Savings When Ordering Multiple Sessions

    When ordering 3 or 6 sessions in advance, you're able to save up to 40%, making us the most affordable picosecond laser tattoo removal service in Brisbane!

  • In-House Cover-Up Tattoo Consultations

    Looking to get a cover-up tattoo? Being part of Brisbane's largest tattoo studio means our laser technicians are able to consult with our tattoo artists to ensure we only remove enough ink to make a cover-up job possible, saving you even more money!

  • Afterpay & Other Financing Options Available

    With Afterpay and a bunch of other financing options available, you really don't need to keep looking at that old tattoo any longer!

Our Results Speak For Themselves

Results like these are why Brisbane locals trust CB Ink to remove their unwanted ink…

Laser Tattoo Removal Small Tattoo Before Treatment Jimmy Laser Tattoo Removal Small Tattoo After 4 Treatments Jimmy

Jimmy was able to achieve full tattoo removal after just 4 sessions

Laser Tattoo Treatment Before Brooke Laser Tattoo Removal After 3 Treatments Brooke

Brooke saw amazing progress after only 3 treatments.

Laser Tattoo Removal Shoulder Blackwork Tattoo Before Lachlan Laser Tattoo Removal Shoulder Blackwork After 4 Treatments Lachlan

Lachlan experienced remarkable results after only 3 treatments.

Laser Tattoo Removal Shoulder Tattoo Before Charlie

Charlie reached full tattoo removal in only 3 sessions.

Seen enough? Book your laser tattoo removal session today!

Want to learn more about laser tattoo removal?

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    Brisbane's Most Affordable Tattoo Removal Service

    Not only do we have the most powerful laser in Brisbane, but we also have the most affordable rates – and we even have the evidence to prove it!

    Laser Tattoo Removal Price Comparison

    Below you’ll find a side-by-side price comparison of us vs. several other laser tattoo removal companies in Brisbane, and… well we’ll let you be the judge!

    Laser Tattoo Removal Price Table

    So whether you’re looking to remove a fairly small tattoo or have a ton of ink to get rid of, you simply won’t find a better deal in Brisbane!

    We highly recommend ordering a 3 or 6 pack as this is where you’re able to save some serious cash!

    After your initial free consultation we’ll be able to recommend the best package based on your tattoo, so you don’t order more sessions than absolutely necessary.

    (You can also book a completely free consultation with one of our laser clinicians!)

     

    Simple, Transparent Pricing You Can Actually Understand

    Here at CB Ink, we want you to be able to quickly and easily calculate exactly how much your tattoo will cost to remove from the comfort of your own home.

    While we can’t say exactly how many treatments you’ll need until we see how your body responds to laser, we can tell you how much you’ll pay per session.

    Here’s how to work out the cost…

    1. Draw a rectangle around your tattoo

    We try to be as generous as possible here regarding white space.

    Measure Tattoo To Ascertain Price

    2. Measure the length by width and multiply for surface area

    In the case of the above tattoo, it was 3cm x 1cm.

    This gives us a surface area of 3cm².

    3. Check the pricing table below

    Using the below pricing table, we can see that a tattoo of 3cm² falls into our cheapest price range of Up To 5cm² and can be treated for as little as $48 per session!

    Laser Tattoo Removal Pricing Table

    Following this method, you should be able to get a pretty good idea of how much your tattoo will cost to remove.

    Order Multiple Sessions & Save 20-40%!

    Whenever you book a 3 pack, you’ll enjoy 20% off and if you order 6 treatment sessions in advance, you’ll get whopping 40% off!

    Ordering a 6 pack works out to be the most affordable price for picosecond laser tattoo removal anywhere in Brisbane!

    Extremely Favorable Pricing For Larger Tattoos

    Many laser tattoo removal clinics charge an arm and a leg to treat tattoos with a larger surface area, often charging north of $800 per session, despite these tattoos often only taking 10-15 minutes longer to treat compared to smaller tattoos.

    Instead, we’ve decided to take the opposite approach by only marginally increasing our treatment costs as surface area increases, passing on the savings to you.

    4,000+ Happy Customers

    Real people, Incredible Transformations

    There’s a reason we’ve amassed more 5-star reviews than any other tattoo studio on the planet
    We really look after our clients, and that also applies to anyone getting laser tattoo removal!

    From The Blog

    Want to learn more about laser tattoo removal?

    Tattoo removal is a pretty complex artform, so we’ve had our laser technicians put together a number of articles to make it easier to understand.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Questions About Laser Tattoo Removal?

    We’ve done our best to cover the big questions below, but don’t hesitate to flick us a message if you need some more information!

    How does laser tattoo removal work?

    Medical grade lasers remove tattoos by delivering specific wavelengths of laser light into the skin in very short bursts of picosecond or nanosecond pulses of energy, creating a shockwave that fragments the ink and allows the body’s immune system to attack and eliminate the dispersed ink particles. The body’s immune system removes the fragmented ink to fade the tattoo.

    The number of treatments are determined by the laser system used and the person’s immune system response.

    How many sessions will I need?

    As the results of laser are based mainly of an individual’s immune and lymphatic system the amount of sessions required for removal varies widely from person to person. We also need to take into account a range of factors such as the age of the tattoo, the colour and quality of the ink used, the depth the artist has tattooed the ink into the skin, any scarring as a result from the tattoo, the saturation of the ink, if the tattoo is a cover-up or not, etc. 

    Once we see the results from the first session, this will give us a much better guide to how many sessions are required for your individual tattoo. 

    Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

    Pain threshold is different for every person and also it depends on the area getting treated. The pain in having the tattoo removed is less than getting the tattoo. The treatment time is much quicker than receiving a tattoo. The feeling is similar to a rubber band flicking your skin or oil touching your skin while cooking.

    We approve the use of topical anaesthesia creams for anyone requiring pain control. You can purchase and apply yourself 1 hour prior or come in 1 hour prior to your appointment and we will apply it for you.

    With our advanced Candela PicoWay laser, the average number of treatments to achieve total clearance is between 6-8.

    What factors contribute to the clearing of a tattoo?

    Every person’s immune system is different and each tattoo is different. We will do a full consultation and then customise the treatment protocol. A list of different factors affecting the number of treatments vary for every individual based on the following factors:

    Skin Type: The Fitzpatrick skin type rating scale from Type I skin to Type VI. This is basically from fair skin that burns and never tans to very dark skin that never burns and tans very easily.

    Location: As fractured tattoo pigments are being attacked by the body’s immune system the effectiveness of the immune system varies based on the body region. As the head and neck maintains the largest vascular supply, the immune system is the strongest in this area resulting very effective tattoo ink elimination. Then the upper and lower trunks are next then the extremities receive the last of vascular supply. This means tattoos on the hands and feet will take the longest time to have total tattoo clearance.

    Colours: Tattoo ink is made from a mixture of varying compounds. Professional inks are different to inks used by amateur tattooists. The colour of the pigment differs in the size of the granules. Black ink is the easiest to remove due to small size and lacks metallic elements and absorbs the laser wavelength. Red is the next easiest then green, yellow and orange.

    Amount of Ink: Increased intricacy of design also affects the tattoo. The 4 categories of ink are divided into: Amateur (letters, words or small symbols), Minimal (one colour, simple design), Moderate (one colour, complex design) and Significant (multicoloured, complex design).

    Scarring and Tissue Change: Tattoo placement can cause scarring which is an overproduction of collagen. This can encapsulate the ink and hinder the penetration of the cells of the immune system. This will result in lowered effectiveness of tattoo removal.

    Layering Tattoos: Many people decide to hide old tattoos by using new tattoos to perform a “cover up”. Since this requires layering of darker ink this means more treatments for tattoo removal.

    Individual’s Immune System: This is the hardest to identify. As each person’s immune system is determined by the state of health. This factor will determine how well your body will get rid of the ink.

    How long do I have to wait between sessions?

    With our Picoway Laser, we can treat your tattoo safely every 4 weeks, however we find the best results by completing treatments at 6-8 week intervals. This allows your body more time to process the last treatment and remove more of the ink, resulting in fewer sessions required for removal.

    Does laser tattoo removal cause a scar?

    The older style lasers (CO2 lasers) essentially caused a burn that would disrupt the ink and cause an injury which resulted in a skin trauma. This would scab over and the ink essentially was ejected from the body with the scab. This method was effective but also produced severe scarring.

    Candela PicoWay employs the latest state of the art tattoo removal technology the fractures the ink into tiny particles that your body’s immune system eliminates. Our professionally trained certified clinicians carefully input the correct settings matching the skin type meaning you will get the results you expect with minimal chances of scarring. Unless the laser system is a picosecond or q-switched the laser is not designed for tattoo removal which means more chance of scarring.

    It must be stressed that the procedure is still employing the use of a powerful medical grade laser and the different types of inks are next to impossible to determine. If the operator isn’t trained correctly or if the operator uses settings that are too aggressive scarring can occur. Inks can react to the laser that may cause reactions to the skin. In less than 2% this can result in textural changes in the skin after healing. Our expert clinicians are certified skin therapists and their protocol is based on “best practice”. This means the clinicians care about skin integrity as much as removing the tattoo. On large tattoos a patch test will be implemented with a follow up in 2 days to determine if there are any reactions.

    What you will see during treatment is the tattoo developing a white frosted crust. Redness and some swelling will occur. Some blistering may occur as this is the body’s natural healing process but it is rare. A wound dressing is applied post treatment.

    Can I get part of a tattoo removed?

    The Picoway laser system has the following spot sizes: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 & 10mm. With the smaller spot sizes we are able to treat tattoos with a high degree of precision as well as just treating the areas of the tattoo you want to remove and avoid the parts you want to keep.

    Who performs the procedure?

    All our clinicians are expertly trained certified skin therapists. Each clinician undergoes extensive training in the operation of the laser systems and performs many hours of clinical training. The advantage of having a certified skin therapists is they understand the science of the skin and how skin reacts to lasers. Certified skin therapists can assess each patients’ suitability and provide the most accurate treatment protocol.

    Do you treat cosmetic tattoos?

    In the past, nanosecond laser systems were advised not to be used on cosmetic tattoos as the heat of the laser could cause the tattoo to be darkness so the results were unpredictable. The PicoWay laser system uses photoacoustic energy rather than photothermal energy. This means the power of the picosecond laser is able to shatter even cosmetic tattoo ink. It is highly effect for this purpose as cosmetic tattoos are normally applied on the surface of the dermal layer.

    How soon can I get laser tattoo removal after a tattoo?

    As PicoWay operates in the photo-acoustic parameters you can treat your new tattoo after 4 to 6 weeks of getting the tattoo and the skin is completely healed.

    Can I tattoo over the same area I have just treated?

    Once the skin is healed completely you are able to tattoo over the same area.

    Many of our patients want to remove an old design to allow their new artist to create their new artwork.

    We are able to return your skin to a new “canvas” to get the tattoo you have been dreaming of.

    We’re also able to remove just enough ink to do a cover-up tattoo, in which case full clearance isn’t always necessary.

    Can laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

    Laser therapy uses non-ionising radiation in the form of a concentrated light source that produces a very fine laser beam. Laser therapy does not use the same ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths as those found in sunlight (i.e. UVA and UVB), which are known to damage the DNA in cells and cause skin cancer. Non-ionising radiation is also different to ionising radiation (e.g. nuclear radiation, X-rays), which is also known to cause cancer.

    There hasn’t been any clinical linkage in the use of laser to cause any cancer in the 40 years of laser therapy.

    Are there any conditions that prevent laser tattoo removal from being a suitable treatment?

    List of Precautions

    • Recently tanned skinned cannot be treated. A client must avoid sun for 2 weeks. Otherwise blisters and hyper (dark skin)/hypo (light skin)-pigmentation may occur.
    • Fake tan must be discontinued for a week prior treatment.
    • Infected or acne break out area must be avoided.
    • Wait 6 months after Accutane therapy.
    • History of photosensitivity to infrared light.
    • Pregnancy.
    • Seizure disorders.
    • Medications and Supplements: Daily anti-coagulation therapy, iron supplements, herbal supplements such as ginkgo, ginseng or garlic and fish oil supplements may bruise more readily.
    • Photosensitizing Medications: Medications that induce photosensitivity or medications in or around the 532, 755 and 1064nm wavelengths range. Stop the medication if possible for 3-5 days prior to treatment.
    • Topical Medications and skin care products: Stop 72 hours pre and post.
    • HSV 1 & 2: Do not treat if active lesion(s) are present within the intended treatment area. Patients with a known history of frequent HSV 1 & 2 lesions should begin prophylaxis prior to treatment as prescribed by their healthcare provider.
    • Poorly controlled Medical Conditions: These clients should be carefully evaluated by their healthcare provider for medical clearance.
    • Active skin infection: Avoid treatment of open wounds and skin that is actively infected.
    • Keloid scarring: Perform test spots prior to treating larger areas.
    • Implanted medical devices: Pacemakers, cardioverters and other implantable devices or fillers consult healthcare provider.
    Why is the PicoWay the gold standard in laser tattoo removal?

    PicoWay Picosecond Laser System is “The Gold Standard”

    • PicoWay is the fastest Picosecond Laser System on the market. Picoway 300ps vs Picosure 750ps. Faster means less thermal damage to the skin and creates a true photoacoustic shock wave.
    • PicoWay has the highest peak power of picosecond laser system. PicoWay 0.9 gw vs Picosure 0.36gw. This means the peak power of the PicoWay is 4.5 times more than Picosure. The photoacoustic shock wave shatters the ink into the tiniest particles for the immune system to remove the pigment. This allows the immune system to process the ink through the body.
    • PicoWay is the only true 3 picosecond wavelength rated at 370ps for the 532nm, 300ps for the 785nm and 450ps for the 1065nm. Discovery Pico markets itself as 3 wavelengths but one of them is the ruby laser (694nm) with 6ns (nanosecond). The 532nm and 1064 are rated effectively the same.
    • PicoWay can treat all colours and skin types. Picosure can only treat black and can not treat darker skin types safely.
    • All these factors mean you can have tattoo clearance within 4 to 6 months.
    What precare/aftercare is needed?
    Precare
    • Avoid skin irritation or intentional skin tanning. Sunblock is advisable when
      outdoors during daylight hours.
    • The use of self-tanning skin care products must be discontinued 1-2 weeks
      prior to treatment. Any residual self-tanner must be removed prior to
      treatment.Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment.
    • Use daily a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen SPF 30 or greater for 4-6
      weeks prior to and throughout treatment.
    • Some medication may contradict with receiving treatment. Please advise
      the clinician of any medication taken, (both prescription and nonprescription),
      so we can safely treat you. A doctor’s clearance letter may be requested.
    • Arrive for treatment with clean, shaven, skin. There should be no lotion, make-up,
      perfume, powder or bath/shower oil present on the skin in the area to
      be treated.
    • A topical anaesthetic should be used only as directed by a physician and
      only if necessary.
    • Areas of dental crowns, caps, braces, or other metal dental implants may
      be more sensitive to treatment and the clinician may use dental rolls, gauze
      or a tongue depressor to isolate the area and make the treatment more
      comfortable.

    Aftercare
    • Immediately after treatment, there should be a “slight frosting” on the area that
      is treated. Erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) at the treatment site may
      occur and may last up to 48 hours or longer. Pinpoint bruising may also occur.
    • Following treatment of the tattoo apply a lubricant (Aquaphor® Healing
      Ointment or Aloe vera gel) to the area and cover with a non- stick dressing
      and paper tape. After 1-2 hours, remove the dressing and continue to apply lubricant for 7-10 days following treatment, but do not re-cover the treatment site with
      a dressing so as not to trap heat into the area.
    • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyper-pigmentation
      (darker pigmentation).
    • Use daily a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen SPF 30 or greater for
      4-6 weeks prior to and throughout treatment.
    • The treated area should be cared for delicately until healing is complete.
      Prevent trauma to the treated area for the first 7-10 days following treatment.
      Avoid physical exercise (aerobics, lawn mowing, sport activities) for 1-2 days. Do not participate in any rough physical activities
      (playing football or ice hockey, etc.) for 10 days post treatment and avoid
      excessive perspiration to the area as it may cause tissue disruption. 
    • There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the area gently, as with
      any other wound (ie. do not shower in very hot water, instead, use only warm water only for 2 – 3 days)
    • No swimming for 1 week.
    • If blistering occurs, do not pop or break the blisters as this can cause infection. Instead, keep ice and aloe vera gel on the area until blisters have subsided.

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