Tattoo artists have been using the human body as their canvas for thousands of year. While some people consider tattoos just another way to express their personality beyond their hairstyle and their clothing, the difference is that they’re permanent. While tattoos may seem like a good idea at the time, 40% of Brits regret their tattoo. If you’re part of this number and you’re looking for tattoo removal in London, what are your options?
If you’re just looking to cover up the name of an ex or a Chinese symbol that was oh-so-trendy at the time, a skilled artist can tattoo a new design over the top. However if you’re hoping to remove the tattoo completely, you’ll need to go to a specialist tattoo removal clinic.
There are a couple of different clinical options to remove tattoos and they all come with risks, so it’s important that you choose a reputable clinic. The places for tattoo removal in London below have consistently good reviews, so they’re your best chance of getting a great result.
1. London Body Centre
The London Body Centre in Croydon specializes in laser skin treatments including hair removal and body rejuvenation, as well as laser tattoo removal. The clinician uses an active laser, which is more effective than passive lasers.
This clinic gets high marks for its professional and friendly service, as well as having the latest technology and a spotlessly clean environment.
Most people need around six to ten sessions to remove their tattoo completely, although this depends on the size, the colour of the ink, and how deep the tattoo is. You need to wait a month between treatments and each session takes between 5 and 60 minutes.
Price: Tattoo removal starts from £30 for a 1 x 1 inch square. Get one session free with every set of 3 you purchase
Inspiration House, 38 Croydon Road, London, BR3 4BJ
Open 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday
2. Nasslam Aesthetics
Nasslam Aesthetics’ friendly staff will talk you through the procedure to soothe any last minute nerves and make sure you know exactly what’s happening at each stage of the tattoo removal process.
The clinic uses a Harmony laser treatment with a combination of different laser wavelengths that break up different ink colours with minimal risk of scarring.
Price: A single session costs between £65 and £250, depending on size, with a discounted price for a course of six sessions.
19 Edgware Rd, Hyde Park Estate, London W2 2JE
Open 10am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 12 – 8pm Saturday and Sunday
3. Clinico Beauty & Advanced Skin Care
This is a private one-to-one salon offering advanced skin treatments in a relaxing and homely environment. The team has over 35 years of experience, and are highly trained and professional.
The clinic specializes in laser treatments, and as well as tattoo removal offers hair removal, micro-needle facials, and vein treatment, so you can celebrate having your skin back with some rejuvenation treatments.
Price: Tattoo removal consultation starts from £40, and a 20-minute tattoo removal session is £120.
77 Hood Avenue, Southgate, London, N14 4QJ
Open 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 12pm Saturday
4. Sensual Perfect Body & Skin
This small beauty studio in Shepherd’s Bush offers a variety of body and skin treatments alongside sunbeds and infrared fitness machines. Despite its small size, the quality of treatment is excellent, and the staff are fully trained, friendly, and professional.
Each client is treated as an individual, with treatments tailored to his or her requirements and body type.
Price: Tattoo removal starts from £45 to £240 for a single 15 – 45 minute session. Several treatments will be needed for full removal.
368 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 7LL
Open 10am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 6pm Saturday
5. Nirvana Health
This Finchley hair and beauty spa focuses on holistic body therapies, traditional Chinese techniques, and rejuvenating body treatments in a stress-free environment.
The best thing about this clinic is they treat your body holistically and aim for you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible for your tattoo removal. To enable this, they can give you a professional massage to relax you and relieve muscle tension before starting the laser tattoo removal session.
Price: Laser tattoo removal starts from £50 for a 30-minute session.
98 Ballards Lane, Finchley, London, N3 2DN
Open 11am – 9.30pm Monday to Friday and 11am – 9.30pm Saturday and Sunday