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Visit our Tattoo Centres of Excellence and benefit from industry leading technology and tattoo removal experience.

  • Removes stubborn tattoos
  • Halve the treatment time of other tattoo removal treatments
  • Available in selected London clinics
  • Interest free credit



Picosecond is the latest tattoo removal technology and can demonstrate results in half the treatment time of other lasers. sk:n are one of the only clinic groups in the UK to have picosecond tattoo removal machines across several clinic locations. You can enjoy fantastic results in just a few sessions. Treatments start from £84.

Our Pico lasers are available in our London Harley Street, Glasgow,Esher High Street, SurreyLondon Wall and Bluewater clinics.


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A Pico laser is a new generation of aesthetic laser that doesn’t rely solely on the use of heat to remove tattoo ink. Instead it uses patented short-pulse laser technology (one trillionth of a second in length) to deliver energy to the area very quickly, shattering the ink into very tiny particles and allowing it to be easily disposed of by the body. The smaller the particles, the easier it is to remove them from the body through your lymphatic system.



Due to its specialised short-pulse laser technology system, Pico is the fastest method of laser tattoo removal: perfect if you are time sensitive and want your tattoo removed for an upcoming occasion or if you require your tattoo removed for work purposes. It works on all skin types and also removes stubborn designs.


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Test Patch £50

Very minor area (1-3 x 1-3cm) now from £61

Minor area (4-8 x 4-8cm) now from £108

Intermediate (9-15 x 9-15cm) now from £176

Major area (16-20 x 16-20cm) now from £277

Additional area to major area (per 1-10cm) £118


One of our friendly sk:n advisers will call you back straight away to arrange your consultation.



How long will it take to remove my tattoo?

A course of 6-10 treatments is often enough to remove the tattoo depending on the colour and depth of the tattoo ink. To allow the skin to recover between Laser Tattoo Removal sessions, you can only have treatment every 6-12 weeks. We've also got access to the latest Pico Lasers in select clinics if you want even quicker results.

Is tattoo removal painful?

Laser tattoo removal can cause a stinging sensation but most people do not experience high level of discomfort during the treatment. Local anaesthetic cream can be used and/or pain relief, such as paracetamol. Redness in the area is common after the procedure, but subsides quickly. The skin will be sensitive after your treatment so we recommend high-factor sun block. A combination of skin care products will be recommended to you after the treatment. You may experience a lightening or darkening of the affected skin, though in most cases this returns to normal after six months.

I want to fade my tattoo so I can have a new design. How many treatments will I need?

A tattoo can be faded adequately to re-cover after a couple of sessions. Your practitioner will be able to advise how many sessions you are likely to need during your consultation.

Is tattoo removal safe?

Yes, it’s very safe. The laser energy is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink only, meaning that surrounding tissues are not affected and there is no lasting damage to the skin.

What's the difference between laser tattoo removal and other methods?

Other tattoo removal methods do not involve lasers. We do not recommend the following methods of tattoo removal because they can cause scarring and have a high risk of infection.

  • Tattoo removal creams - these work by dissolving the tattoo using chemicals such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, alpha arbutin and TCA. They cannot completely remove a tattoo, but may reduce its appearance in some cases
  • Dermabrasion tattoo removal - this involves using an abrasive device to blast the surface of the skin in order to break down the tattoo and remove the top layers of skin. A local anaesthetic is usually administered as this is a painful method of removal
  • Salabrasion - this works in a similar way to dermabrasion but involves applying water and salt in addition to an abrasive device in order to lift and remove layers of skin
  • Acid tattoo removal - some people are now using acids, similar to those used in chemical skin peels, to burn away layers of the skin in order to get rid of their tattoos. Many health professionals strongly advise against this method.

I've had my tattoo done recently. Is it easier to remove?

The ink particles of the tattoo will have been injected deep into the dermis (the second layer of skin). In order to reverse this process effectively, the pigment within the skin needs to be broken down using targeted lasers. Don’t be fooled into believing that if you have a change of heart shortly after getting your tattoo it can be easily removed.

How do I know tattoo removal is suitable for me?

Laser tattoo removal may not be suitable for you if you have a dark skin tone; this is due to the potential of the treatment leaving a ‘ghosting’ effect, where the skin is lighter than the surrounding area.

Our practitioners can assess your tattoo and determine which solution is most appropriate in a free consultation. In some cases, the most appropriate form of removal for a tattoo could be excision. This involves having the tattoo surgically removed using a scalpel. Although more invasive, it can sometimes be the most effective solution and may also be quicker than laser removal.

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