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Specialists in fast and safe laser tattoo removal in and around Manchester city centre.

Established in 2013 Tattoo Removal Manchester has built a strong base of clients by providing state-of-the-art laser tattoo removal in a safe and comfortable environment. What makes us special? Three reasons. Our customer service, our ability to perform laser tattoo removals up to 70% faster than our competitors with a pico-focused machine, and our Skin Air Cooling system that we offer for free that reduces the pain of a removal session.

Booking a consultation involves paying a £50 deposit, which is redeemable against your first session or will be refunded if you choose not to go ahead.

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What our customers say

I literally cannot recommend this place enough, I had such an amazing experience with them from booking the appointment to actually having the treatment done. Very professional, very clean, all information and aftercare given but most of all I am amazed at how well my tattoo removal is going. Thank you xx

Amy Foley

The process of getting my two tattoos removed at Tattoo Removal Manchester was an absolute dream. Nicola was super informative and friendly and made me feel so at ease the whole time. I had a patch test first to see how I would react and a week later started the process. I would 100% recommend anyone to come here for their tattoo removals.

Abi Mackie

I recently visited Tattoo Removal Manchester for advice about getting an old, embarrassing tattoo removed! I had been recommended to use TRM! Nicola is so friendly, lovely and smiley…she definitely knows her stuff and answered any queries I had about treatment, aftercare etc. The clinic is clean and comfortable!! After only a patch test and 1 session my tattoo has already faded and I’m really happy with the results so far!!!

Rachel Austin

Just had my first session and Nicola couldn’t have been lovelier. Very pleased to say it didn’t hurt anywhere near as much as I anticipated thanks to the cooling machine! Very quick and stress free. Nicola was ready to answer any questions and explained the aftercare to me well. Looking forward to the next session. :)

Fhaye Bousfield

Matt an Nicola are so friendly and helpful! They make the process so easy and the removal shows great results even for my first session. Definitely worth the cost and would highly recommend.

Bradley Allison

I would highly recommend Tattoo removal Manchester! Nicola, who performed the tattoo removal procedure was very professional and polite. My tattoo after one session has faded a massive amount and the tattoo removal sessions are very quick.

Jack Palmer

Had two sessions of laser removal on a piece that’s been bothering me for nearly ten years. Put it off because I thought it’d be painful. It was so much easier than I expected! Spoke me through the whole process and was super reassuring and patient. I’d go back again but my tattoo has almost completely disappeared 😊 super easy to go get covered now. Thanks!

Holly Anderson

Fewer sessions, so you save time and money with our pico-focus machine. Tattoo removal at its safest and its best.

Unlike other laser machines which pulse lasers at a much lower frequency, our state-of-the-art laser system uses innovative laser frequencies which rapidly pulses laser energy into the skin. This new method of laser removal is significantly better for the health of your skin as the laser energy causes the ink particles in a tattoo to break and disperse, causing very little heat build-up which can lead to burning.


Older laser machines use photo-thermal energy to target the tattoo, which is slower, requires more sessions and in most circumstances can’t remove colour tattoos.
Our laser system uses photo-mechanical energy combined with ultra-short bursts which are more energy-efficient and requires less heat. This process means a tattoo can be removed in significantly fewer sessions, cause little to no damage to your skin and also allow us to remove all colours.


The different frequencies and wavelengths also allow us to remove almost all tattoo colours, whereas older and more traditional laser systems are unable to remove colour tattoos. The Pico breaks up using pressure waves creating smaller particles which is easier for body to remove.

Why does tattoo removal hurt less at Tattoo Removal Manchester?

You receive Free cryo therapy treatment at every appointment with Tattoo Removal Manchester. This is a cooled air system which is used for efficient pain treatment for swelling reduction during the tattoo removal process.


It decreases superficial skin temperature helping manage pain and improve the healing time. This basically stops the process hurting compared to other laser treatment companies who do not have such a system. So, with us you do not only save time, but it doesn’t hurt with us like you read about online.


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What are the costs?

Some tattoo removal companies charge what appears to be a lower cost per session, but they use older systems. Let’s do the math. If it costs £30 per session using an older laser system and it takes 20 sessions, it will cost you £600 and a lot of extra time to remove your tattoo. It may also not remove the entire tattoo.


Our pico-focused system costs from £99 per session but requires up to 70% fewer sessions. This means you’ll only need around 3/6 sessions, costing you £297/£594. That’s either cheaper or similar to the old machines, but more importantly, less pain and time by a year and a half!


Our laser tattoo removal is so effective that 95% of people only need between 4 – 6* sessions for a tattoo to be completely removed. In comparison, traditional laser systems could take as many as 15-20* sessions before tattoos are completely removed.

Your questions, answered

How much does a consultation cost?

All consultations are free, but we do ask for a fully refundable deposit of £50 to book a consultation. This comes off the price of your first laser removal session. If you do for any reason decide to not proceed, we will refund the full £50 at no charge to you.

How much does your laser removal cost?

We have a number of machines that can fit different budgets, it all depends on how quick you want to remove your tattoo. Sessions start at £75, block booking discounts are available for larger pieces.

Can you treat all colours?

Our laser system can remove almost all colours for most clients, but it can be dependent on the skin health of the individual and how deep the colour is.

Some colours are harder to fully remove than others, but in the rare circumstances where we’re unable to fully remove a coloured tattoo, we would recommend a client consider having a further cover-up tattoo.

Are there any health risks with laser tattoo removal?

Your skin will most likely be red and feel like it has a mild sunburn. This typically goes away after a couple of hours. There may also be some bruising. At times and with certain inks, there may be mild blistering that usually heals in about a week. After each treatment, you will be given instructions on how to care for your treated area.

What machine do you use?

We currently offer two machines for removal.

Our cheaper option is the most common machine used by tattoo removal companies. This is a high powered, multi-wavelength Nd:Yag. The best Nd:Yag available, which works well on black ink and is in a lower price bracket than our Pico focused machine.

Secondly, we have a dual-rod Pico focused machine. The pinnacle of available removal technology, our Pico machine takes fewer sessions than on the Nd:Yag, handles colours better and causes less thermal damage. This then reduces pain and speeds up recovery.

Why is your machine better than other companies?

Many companies use out-of-date machines that take more sessions to remove a tattoo. They operate old Nd:Yag models (the most common machines used) have low max power settings that then leads to a higher  number of sessions. In many cases the tattoo will fade but not disappear completely.

Our Nd:Yag is more powerful than the forementioned, which allows for a progressive increase in power output in each session until the tattoo goes.

The Pico is even more efficient using pressure, rather than heat to break ink in a more effective manner. What this means for you is fewer sessions, less pain and a better result!

How does your pricing work?

Our pricing is based on the amount of time it takes to complete a session. This is obviously tied to the size of the tattoo, but also how many colours there are in the tattoo. Another factor can be how complex it is (more colours and greater complexity, then requires longer sessions).

Why is your quote higher than others?

Amongst operators in the North West with comparable removal technology, we are the most competitively priced.

Our quotes are higher than operator’s using outdated machines. As discussed above, these old machines are radically inefficient in comparison to the modern lasers we use. The take home for you is that although individual sessions are more expensive, the reduced number facilitated by our machines means the whole removal process works out cheaper.

Does tattoo removal hurt?

If you can sit through a tattoo session, you can certainly sit through a tattoo removal session. The session is generally 20% of the time that it takes to put the tattoo on your skin. We can stop when you need and break whenever suits.

What is the skin air cooling system?

This is a major bit of kit that most laser removal companies do not have and we offer it for free. We aim to make the session as comfortable for you as possible, and this is deemed as the newest generation of cryo therapy around. This amazing machine decreases the temperature of the skin, which reduces the risk of skin burns.

How should I prepare for the session?

The same rules apply for tattoo removal as they do for a tattoo. Please wear comfortable clothes and ensure that you do not come on an empty stomach. Ensure the area of skin that we are going to laser has nothing on it, we will shave it for you, or you can shave it prior to attending. We ask you to not apply fake tan to the area or anything that can block the treatment.

Can I use numbing cream?

You may choose to use numbing cream at your own risk, although we don’t suggest it. Sessions are relatively short, if you come prepared having eaten and remain relaxed, sessions are entirely manageable. We do offer a cooling machine as part of our service; this numbs the target area. Aloe Vera and Savlon keeps any post-session pain in check.

If you can sit through a tattoo, you will be more than fine sitting for removal.

How do I book an appointment?

We take bookings for an initial consultation by email or even through our social media accounts. If you include a picture with your enquiry, we can give you a rough quote before the consultation.

How many sessions will it take?

It’s impossible to say exactly how many sessions it will take; it varies too much from person to person. As well as the laser, removal times are also affected by the immune system. The better your body is a flushing ink out, the fewer sessions it will take.

What we can do is a comparative analysis of session numbers in comparison to weaker machines. Conservatively session numbers are reduced as follows:

High-powered Nd:Yag – 50% fewer sessions

Multi-wavelength Pico – 80% fewer sessions

Can I get a cover after?

Absolutely! Tattoo Removal Manchester was born out of the need to fade tattoos ready for a cover at Flesh Tattoo. A large portion of our business is preparing customers for a cover-up whether that be full removal or fading parts of the tattoo.

Will there be scarring?

In general, there should be no scarring, this is especially true on the Pico machine (since its shorter pulse duration causes less thermal damage). In some cases, there is very minor scarring or lightening of the skin, but this is normally very subtle and hardly visible. It is very important for you to follow the aftercare documentation, as poor aftercare can create scarring.

How long between sessions?

We leave a minimum of 6 weeks between sessions to ensure that your skin is completely healed and ready before we carry out more tattoo removal work.

What is the aftercare?

Laser removal is a non-invasive process, as such aftercare is relatively straightforward, but still very important. We recommend Aloe Vera to cool the area and Savlon to keep it clean. If you have any questions after a session, please contact us anytime.

Get in touch

For all general enquiries

Telephone: 0161 505 0050