Tattoo Removal – The Low Cost Way

When you realize you don’t want any art in your body that is the time you will call for a Tattoo Removal Sydney. Cost can be a major factor in determining which tattoo removal product to use and TCA tattoo removal is the most cost-effective way of removing an unwanted tattoo. Of the four most common methods of tattoo removal TCA is the least expensive by a significant margin. Below is a list of the four most common forms of tattoo removal from the least expensive to the most expensive.

Tattoo Fading and Removal Methods Ranked from Least to Most Expensive.

1) TCA Tattoo Removal
2) Tattoo Removal Cream
3) Dermabrasion
4) Laser

1).TCA Tattoo Removal

  • TCA is a cosmetic acid commonly used for facial peels, removal or reduction of acne scars, warts, and other facial blemishes.
  • It has been used as a tattoo removal products for the past 30 years.
  • TCA is the only home ink removal product that has has been thoroughly tested in two medical studies and proven to be effective as a tatoo removal product in the vast majority of the test subjects.
  • The first TCA tatoo removal medical study was performed from 1979 to1984 using 670 volunteer patients. At the end of the study, 85% of the test subjects were satisfied with their results.
  • The second TCA tattoo removal medical study was performed using 40 volunteers from May 1988 through February of 1989. At the end of the study, participants reported a 90% satisfactory rate.

2).Tattoo Removal Cream.

  • There is no known tattoo removal cream medical study proving the effectiveness of tattoo removal cream as a way to remove tattoo pigment. If such a study existed every manufacturer would be using it to market their product.
  • Many tattoo removal cream product manufacturers use the lure of a no pain, easy to apply, once or twice daily tattoo removal process that is simple, easy, and more affordable than laser surgery. They, of course, neglect to tell you that a simple tattoo removal cream, by itself, probably will not remove a tattoo.
  • Most tattoo ink removal cream products have one thing in common, most contain a skin pigment fading, or melanin inhibiting, chemical as a main ingredient in their product.
  • This skin pigment fading chemical fades the skin pigment above the tattoo and not the tattoo pigment itself, which is located in the second layer of skin called the dermis.
  • A tattoo removal cream, by itself, does not physically remove a tattoo because it cannot penetrate the skin deep enough to reach the location of the tattoo pigment.
  • There are some tattoo removal cream products on the market that include exfoliates in the form of hand held battery operated sanders or loofah pads that must be used in conjunction with the cream.
  • Some manufacturers also include an exfoliate in the form of dehydrated silica or crushed walnut shells blended into the cream to form a grit which helps with the skin exfoliation process.
  • Many tatoo removal cream manufacturers have no product guarantee, offer no money back or they offer a guarantee which is so restrictive it is virtually impossible to receive a refund if you are not satisfied with their product.
  • When considering buying a tattoo removal cream always check for a product guarantee and carefully read the wording to make sure it is valid.
  • One well known tatoo removal cream manufacturer explains their guarantee and return policy, but in the final sentence state that no retail purchases are refundable. They neglect to tell you where you can buy their product at wholesale prices.
  • The tattoo ink removal cream products that use no form of abrasion generally offer no guarantee. Some contain the chemical hydroquinone, which is known to be carcinogenic, cost approximately $65 a month per kit with no guarantee as to the number of kits it will take to see any difference, if any, in the lightening of the tattoo pigment or removal of the tattoo itself.
  • The tattoo removal cream products that contain an exfoliate grit in their ingredient list and combine that with a sander or recommend the use of a loofah pad generally sell for $50 to $75 for a one-month kit, but offer no timeline as to how fast you may begin to see results. This means you’ll be spending $50-$75 a month for many months before you see a change, if any, in your tattoo.


  • Dermabrasion was first used in 1905 when the process was invented by a German doctor for the removal of post-acne scarring.
  • This procedure is also known as “surgical skin planing” and “non-chemical peel”.
  • Modern dermabrasion used for tat removal involves the use of freezing the skin above the tattoo and using an electric surgical sander to remove the skin containing the tattoo pigment.
  • This method of tattoo ink removal is very effective but, is very bloody, painful and generally leaves a scar.
  • This method is generally done over several sessions in a doctors office on an outpatient basis and is very expensive.

4).Laser Tattoo Removal

  • Laser tattoo ink removal can cost anywhere from $150-$350 per session
  • Modern lasers can be very effective at the removal of dark pigmented tattoos
  • Colors such as black, dark blue and other very dark colors generally are the easiest colors to remove and the number of sessions required depends on the size of the tattoo.
  • Tattoos that contain light colors such as light blue, light green, yellow, pink or white are very difficult to remove and can require many sessions which can escalate the cost of removal into the thousands of dollars.
  • Tattoos that contain the color white, in particular, are the most difficult of all to remove and ethically operated laser tattoo removal clinics will refuse to even attempt to work on them unless they are at least five years old or older and have had some exposure to the UV radiation of the sun.
  • After approximately 5 years of age, a white tattoo will have begun to fade naturally and become a bit easier to remove, although it will still be difficult.

In conclusion there are several things to consider, and look for, when researching which tatoo removal product is best for your situation.

  • When considering tatoo removal cream products always check to make sure they have a guarantee.
  • If they list a guarantee check to make sure that it is possible to meet the requirements listed for the return of the product and the refund of your money.
  • Check to see if a contact phone number is listed on the website so that customer service can be reached during normal business hours.
  • Look for an email address so that you can contact them at your convenience, and check to see if they list the company address on the website.
  • If the only form of communication is an email form with no visible email address or phone, number it may be best to avoid this particular company.
  • Always check the product ingredient list to be sure that the cream does not contain hydroquinone, which is a known carcinogen.
  • Some tatoo removal cream manufacturers will attempt to hide hydroquinone in the middle of a very large list of ingredients to make it difficult to see that the ingredient is present in their product, for this reason it is very important to closely read the ingredient list.
  • If an ingredient list cannot be found on the website avoid the product
  • Any home tatoo removal company that does not operate in a transparent manner and identify who they are should be avoided.

One TCA tattoo removal company provides a generous guarantee because TCA is an easy, effective and very affordable form of tattoo removal when compared to other tattoo removal methods available today.

Glen Wilson has over 20 years experience in the tattoo industry, both as an artist and shop owner and in recent years has become an expert in the many forms of tattoo removal. He currently serves as a consultant to and knows from personal experience that Nuviderm is one of the best home tattoo removal products on the market.

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