When discussing the laser tattoo removal process, most patients describe the process as feeling a targeted heating sensation. This feeling can be uncomfortable, however, the vast majority of patients agree that it is not as painful as getting the tattoo put on initially. In order to make the whole process more comfortable, there is a cooling device used during the treatment to take the edge off of any of the sensations our patients may feel. After the treatment, the site may blister, scab, or peel. Ice packs can be used to cool the site and reduce inflammation. So, while there is pain associated with having the tattoo removed, your technicians will do all they can to make the removal as painless as possible.