Complete Tattoo Removals
Complete tattoo removal is now possible. Our Gallery is made up of real clients and unedited photographs. Our office offers both Pico and Nano technology lasers that make our process faster and more effective. We are constantly adding to this gallery so please check back regularly.
Fading for Cover Ups
Complete removal is not necessary for a great cover-up. Most artists recommend 1-2 treatments to fade your existing tattoo so it can be ready for new ink. Check out the collaborations we have done with the best local artists including INK MASTER Contestants.
Tattoo Removal FAQs
What makes Atlantic Laser Tattoo Removal so unique?
Atlantic Laser Tattoo Removal is Virginia’s first and only clinic to specialize in the safe procedure of laser tattoo removal. We are specialists when it comes to laser tattoo removal simply because that’s all we do. We use the best lasers in the industry, the Medlite c6, and the Infinity QS, both are q-switched, Nd:Yag Lasers that are designed specifically for tattoo removal. Beware of med spas and skin care centers that offer dozens of procedures, in the same location, they are likely using a laser that isn’t customized for tattoo removal and if used improperly, could lead to much more severe and long-term side effects.
How many treatments will it take to remove my tattoo?
Each person is as unique as their tattoo, but most professional tattoos take between 5-10 treatments. Homemade tattoos usually take less. Laser tattoo removal treatments are spaced out 4-6 weeks apart. The number of treatments can depend on a number of factors, such as:
- amount of ink used
- depth of the ink placed in the skin
- type of ink used
- age of the tattoo
- colors used
Is the process painful?
Most clients compare the pain to that of getting a tattoo, except tattoo removal take far less time. Depending on the size of the tattoo, most laser treatments usually take only a matter of minutes. All laser treatments are accompanied by a Zimmer Cryo Chiller application as well.
Will I have a scar?
No. When using the q-switched Nd:Yag laser and following the “aftercare instructions” provided, there is minimal to no scarring, from this procedure. The laser manufacture claims a less than 5% chance of light scarring, which is a beautiful statistic, but we have found an even higher level of success at our clinics.
Do all the colors of ink respond the same?
No. Black and red inks are the easiest to remove, while light greens and light blues are the hardest. These blues and greens can sometimes take more treatments than other colors. In some cases, these colors cannot removed completely.
Will the tattoo remove completely?
In most cases, yes. However, complete removal is sometimes a hard thing to predict, due to all the unregulated tattoo inks on the market. The F.D.A. does not regulate tattoo inks and a lot a lot of tattoo ink manufacturers and artists make and mix their own inks. Sometimes these mixes have metals and other foreign additives, for effect. These unknowns are why 100% removal is hard to predict or promise.
*A lot of permanent make-up inks have foreign additives, that’s why we do not remove permanent make-up at our clinics.
What are the common side effects of laser tattoo removal?
Side effects that Atlantic Laser Tattoo Removal, patients will likely experience, are short-term but worth mentioning. The skin may be red, swollen, and may blister. Blisters can get quite large and at times, cover the entire tattoo. These blisters are superficial and will heal beautifully, but may be uncomfortable for a couple of days. We provide very clear and easy aftercare instructions, for post-treatment care.
More commonly asked questions about laser tattoo removal can be read here.
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Wavy News 10 Visits Atlantic Laser Tattoo Removal To Discuss Virginia G.r.i.p. Program
We are Virginia’s first and only clinic that specializes completely in the safe procedure of laser tattoo removal and laser hair removal. We have been featured on Wavy News 10, Fox 43 News, The Hampton Roads Show, The Virginian Pilot, and numerous others. Dr. Zhitar and his team cordially invite you to come see what has made us Virginia’s leader.
Atlantic Laser Tattoo Removal Visits The Hampton Road’s Show
Maybe you can relate to this: have you ever found yourself so deeply in love that you were willing to do anything to show it… like maybe getting a tattoo of their name?
It might not have seemed like a bad idea at the time… that is until you broke up!