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.