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Tattoo removal & Fading

Tattoo Artists & Technicians Unite

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ABOUT NO INK

NO INK specialise in both laser and non-laser tattoo removal solutions including cosmetic tattoo removal. NO INK requires all technicians to undergo the highest level of regulated training to Queensland’s Radiation Health standards; the highest level of training available outside of a being medical practitioner. This makes NO INK one of the few tattoo removal companies in South Australia, a government licensed and a certified laser practice. Our core business is instilled with values of integrity to our community and the environment; and to live out this promise, NO INK continues to institute sustainable, local and ethically sourced products that are 100% vegan and free from animal testing, where possible. This is just one of many steps we take to embrace change within the tattoo industry, stay innovative, established and trustworthy. Read More

 
 
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TATTOO REMOVAL PROCESS

 

With today’s modern lasers and tattoo removal solutions, the process has become almost completely non-invasive, much more effective and more comfortable. Every tattoo is different and the best removal method can be discussed during the initial consultation.

 
 
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BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION

Let's have a chat

The best way to make a booking is to pick up the phone and introduce yourself. We would love to hear about your tattoo removal goals and explore the best option for you. We can do a quick 2-3 min evaluation over the phone to see if you are suitable for tattoo removal and run through how to prepare for the best results. You can send some photos through in advance for us to view. I'm sure you have some burning questions too and once we become aquaint im sure you will feel completelty comfortable in proceeding with the appointment. If you have been referred to us by another tattoo artist we will be happy to share your treatment plan with them so together we can work towards a common goal.

BOOK FREE CONSULTATION

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MEDICAL HISTORY - ARE YOU A SUITABLE CLIENT FOR TATTOO REMOVAL?

THE PROCEDURE IS NOT RECOMMENDED WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF USING:

  • Sun Tanning
  • Self-Tanning
  • Solariums

THE PROCEDURE IS NOT RECOMMENDED WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF TAKING:

  • Roaccutane

THE PROCEDURE CANNOT BE PROVIDED FOR THOSE WHO ARE:

  • Intoxicated
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis A B C
  • Sun burnt/ Sun Tanned
  • Taking Ro-Accutane/ Isotretinoin
  • Have Eczema in the area
  • Have Inflammatory dermatitis
  • Diabetes (doctor note required)
  • Cutaneous infections
  • Immune system disorders
  • History of keloid formation
  • Pregnant or Breast Feeding
  • Have Skin Cancer
  • Bleeding disorders and haemophilia
  • Photodermatoses
  • Herpes simplex in the treatment area
  • Cold sores in the treatment area
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Pigmentation in the treatment area
  • Photo sensitive drugs
  • Undergoing chemo or radiation therapy
  • Have epilepsy
  • Under 18yo (unless with parental consent)
  • Psychologically ill patients
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CREATING A TREATMENT PLAN

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Once we have evaluated your skin type and tattoo, a treatment plan will be supplied to you. This will include...

TYPE OF TATTOO REMOVAL

At NO INK we have several methods of tattoo removal including...

  • Laser 1064nm (black, dark blue)
  • Laser 532nm (red, pink, orange, yellow)
  • Laser 650nm (green)
  • Laser 585nm (sky blue, purple)
  • Glycolic Acid (pastals, skin tone, white)
  • Enzyme Solution (where maximum clearance cannot be obtained)

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF TREATMENTS

There are a number of factors to be considered such as the age and quality of the tattoo, the ink colour and density, placement of the tattoo combined with your body’s general health and ability to dispose of the ink.

  • Cosmetic Tattoo - Approx 1-2 treatments
  • Tattoo Fading - Approx 3-4 treatments
  • Tattoo Removal - Approx 5-8 treatmennts

TIME INTERVALS BETWEEN TREATMENTS

As a general guideline, treatments will be scheduled 2-4 weeks for non-laser and 6 weeks apart for laser removal. Depending on factors treatments could be up to 12+ weeks apart depending on how quickly your bodies lymphatic system reacts. Each tattoo is unique and every one requires special considerations which will be covered during the initial consult. Treating a tattoo earlier than the advised time does not speed-up the process of laser tattoo removal.

QUOTE WITH PAYMENT OPTIONS

We will provide you with a quote for individual treatments as well as a discounted treatment package. Please ask us about direct debit and after pay options.

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Zap & Wrap

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

A treatment can take anywhere between 10 seconds to a few minutes, depending on the scale and complexity of the tattoo we are treating. We recommend you put aside 45 minute for the initail visit and 20 mins for additional visits.

PAIN RELIEF OPTIONS

At NO INK, we work with a variety of numbing methods. Your comfort is most important, therefore we will offer a combination of the following pain relief options.

  • Ice Packs
  • Scripted Topical Numbing Gel
  • Cooling Machine
  • Soov Solution

FIRST 24 HOURS

Immediately after treatment, the treated area will be red and slightly swollen as if mildly sunburned. You may also experience areas of pin-point bleeding. Your technician will apply an antibacterial cream and dress to the treated area which should be left on the skin until the next day.

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TATTOO REMOVAL AFTERCARE

FIRST 24 HOURS

  • You may continue to use a cold pack for comfort.
  • Avoid excess heat to the skin (exercise, hot bath, sauna)
  • Keep well hydrated and avoid alcohol.
  • If the treated area is on the lower leg (foot or ankle) elevate the leg as much as possible.

FIRST 7 DAYS

There is no after pain, only a slight tenderness around the treated area. The following recommended care will aid healing and reduce chances of infection and/or scarring.

  • Keep the area clean washing gently with warm water and mild soap.
  • Apply the aftercare cream (Bepanthen) 1-2 times daily.
  • Avoid exercises that may cause excessive sweating.
  • It is common to develop an itching sensation as healing begins, try to avoid scratching.
  • No picking at scab or pop blisters.
  • Do not expose the treated skin to the sun, if unavoidable use a 30+ sunscreen.
  • No sun tanning or sun beds or tanning products.
  • Avoid injuring the treated area (knocks and bumps).
  • Avoid swimming in pools or using hot tubs until the skin has returned to normal.

FIRST 6 WEEKS

No further tattoo on the area as the skin can scar.

 
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NO INK PRICE LIST

 

Unlike most laser studios, our prices are transparent with the exception of extreme cases. We know your time is valuable so we carefully estimate the cost of your treatment before you even walk in the door. Whilst we do have a flat rate system, some tattoos may require a custom quote.

 
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NO INK DIRECTOR

Sara Mac

QLD Radiation Health Licensed

 
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Lets clear a few things up

Here are a few of the most common questions asked about our tattoo removal & fading services. If you any questions that are not answered below, please feel free to email the team at noink.com.au@gmail.com

 
 

+ Can you treat all tattoo colours?

Yes! Black and red inks respond more quickly to laser tattoo removal and require less treatment sessions. Oranges and purples usually respond reasonably well. Green, blue and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove however our Tri-Beam laser has an additional wavelength piece to remove these colours with ease. We also offer non-laser alternatives when dealing with corrective skin tones or white pigments where laser can be reflected.

+ How do we remove a tattoo?

The laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to shatter into smaller particles that are then absorbed by scavenger cells and removed through the lympatic system. The better your immune system responds to the treatment will deterine how effectively this occurs. At each session, the remaining larger particles of tattoo pigment are targeted causing further lightening. If we are unable to target the pigment using this technology we will continue the treatment using a Glycolic Acid solution which will draw the pigment to the surface of the skin. It is applied in a similar way to tattooing or micropigmentation by using the same equipment. The tattoo extraction formula starts working almost immediately after applying on the original tattoo ink. While healing, the skin extracts more and more undesired ink through crusting.

+ Is tattoo removal painful?

With today’s modern technology, the process of tattoo removal has become almost completely non-invasive, much more effective and more comfortable. We use several methods to numb the skin before and after the proceedure. Pain during the treatment is relative and will depend on the individual’s pain threshold. Scarred clients or those menstruating usually feel stronger pain, while other clients refer such pain to a flick of a hot rubber band. Usually the procedure is over within minutes, sometimes seconds. You may return to work immediately. There is no down time or recovery for this procedure.

+ What are the risks involved?

There are minimal side effects with tattoo removal however, all procedures come with a small amount of risk. The most common side effect is an incomplete removal of the tattoo ink, despite undergoing multiple treatments. It is impossible to predict which tattoo will respond completely and which will not. Light skinned clients carry a much lower risk of complications and a higher success rate. Some of the risks of laser tattoo removal include hypo-pigmentation, hyper-pigmentation, infection and in rare circumstances, scarring.

+ How long until I can remove a new tattoo?

For cosmetic tattoo or tattoos smaller than a business card we can remove instantly using a solution that will peatrate the freshly penatrated skin to dilute the pigment. The sooner theis solution is applied the better the results. For laser tattoo removal, a minimum of 2-3 months is required before we will start treatment. Due to the technique we require the skin to fully healed, otherwise the chances of scarring are far more likely. During this time, please follow any and all aftercare provided by your tattoo artist to ensure proper healing of your fresh tattoo.

+ Why fade/remove when I can get a cover up?

Starting with the cleanest canvas possible doesn’t only benefit you, but also your tattoo artist. Fading your old tattoo might cost a little more and it will take a little longer but it allows for many more options on your new tattoo. If you wish to have a cover up we will work with your tattoo artist to remove or fade only those areas necessary to get the best result for your new ink.

+ Can I have only part of my tattoo removed?

Yes. If there is a portion of a tattoo that you would like removed we can target just those areas of your tattoo.

+ How do I know if I'm selecting the best technician?

Dont be affaid to ask your technician to see their Queenslan Radiation Health Licence before you commit to removal. Any other certificate will be a 1-2 day couse that is not nationally recognised. NO INK requires all technicians to undergo the highest level of regulated training available outside of a being medical practitioner.

Just because they offer tattoo removal doesn’t necessarily mean you’re making the right choice. Clinics that offer tattoo removal among 100’s of other services means that their knowledge and skill level may be diluted. With such a narrow mission, NO INK is focused on being the best at what we do. Tattoo removal is our core business not a sub-service which means we are continually refining our skills and updating our industry knowledge for the best client results.

Price point is important. Selecting the cheapest salon may mean you are selecting the cheapest technology. Not all class 4 lasers are built the same and may damage the skin. Before your select the cheapest salon, remember the risks involved. Ask your technician what kind of laser they use and do your research. Ensure the laser is TGA approved, comes from an Australian supplier and is less than 10 years old.

 

Remove any kind of Tattoo at our Adelaide based Tattoo Removal Clinic

Thanks to advances in tattoo removal technology, choosing a tattoo is no longer a permanent commitment. With 1 in 5 of Australians having at least one tattoo, it’s not hard to imagine that 27% regret the decision. Before you make the jump, consider what tattoo removal options will be the most effective for you. Yes, that means not every tattoo responds the same depending on age, location and colour (to name a few) and unless your technician is highly trained, the treatment you receive may not be as successful as you hoped.

Not all tattoo removal companies can treat all kinds of tattoos or all tattoo colours. At NO INK the most difficult task is our specialty – ranging from medical tattoos, home tattoos, multicolour tattoos, reflective flesh colour tattoos and stubborn tattoos that are exhausted by laser. No job is too complex and we invite anyone in Adelaide who has had difficulty removing an unwanted tattoo elsewhere, to contact us.

We Offer Laser and Non-Laser Removal Options

With years of investigation, NO INK have explored multiple ways available across the globe to bring you the very best tattoo removal solutions that safe, yet effective. NO INK have invested in the latest gold standard Q-Switched laser which means the decision to get inked is now much faster and easier than outdated methods. NO INK have also chosen to adopt various non-laser alternatives to cater for a wider range of tattoos which are not suited for laser removal.

Having both laser and non-laser removal solutions, we are able to treat a broader range of clients such as those with Fitzpatrick IV+ and a broader range of tattoos located in sensitive areas such as lips and eyes. With these added removal options we have become well known for treating all cosmetic makeup tattoos including the eyebrow tattoo removals. During your consultation our highly trained staff can explain what method of removal will be the safest and most effective for your tattoo.

Are you ready to start your Tattoo Removal process at NO INK Adelaide?

The tattoo removal process may be a lengthy journey - with hesitation and procrastination being one of the largest factors. Don’t leave it too late to remove your unwanted tattoo before that special occasion. We are so excited for you to come visit our one of a kind space for your tattoo removal services. Our Adelaide based clinic offers a beautifully relaxed and inspiring space which is in perfect proximity from Port Adelaide, Glenelg, Modbury and Burnside and surrounding suburbs.

Whether over the phone or in person, our tattoo removal technicians would love to hear about your tattoo removal goals and explore the best option for you. We can do a quick evaluation to see if you are suitable candidate for laser or non-laser removal, discuss the costs associated with each, and run through how to prepare for the best results. Once we have answered all your question, I’m sure you will feel completely comfortable in proceeding with the appointment. Your first port of call is to get in touch using our enquiry form or calling 0400973973.

Contact

Phone

0400 973 973

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Location

33 Shannon Place, Adelaide SA 5000

 
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33 Shannon Place, Adelaide SA 5000

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