Know Your Tattoo Removal Operator or Risk Severe Burns

Know your tattoo removal operator or risk severe burnsMaking a decision to have your tattoo removed is a serious matter. Selecting the right technology is only the first step in a complex process. The next is ensuring the operator is expertly trained and experienced in the laser tattoo removal procedure. It isn’t always about the maximum energy into the tattoo. You want to have clear and healthy skin after the tattoo removal treatment and not be left with a scar. At Eden Tattoo Removal we give clear and honest advice before starting any procedure.

In this article, we look at what happens in the worst case scenario when you choose the wrong place and discuss what you need to know and the consultation process at Eden Tattoo Removal, Sydney’s laser tattoo removal specialist, so you know you’re in good hands.


The image below is of a woman from Montreal who suffered second-degree burns and horrific scarring after her tattoo removal procedure.  We have seen many examples like this in Sydney too.


You can read the full story here: Tattoo-removal procedures leave clients ‘horrified,’ scarred for life

Don’t be fooled by the fine print with some operators, they may state a ‘small chance’ of scarring. This kind of outcome can and does happen, and for consumers, it happens far too frequently. The tattoo removal industry in Australia is largely unregulated, giving free-reign to inexperienced operators who don’t understand lasers, and the opportunity to make a living by destroying your skin.


Before you book your tattoo removal treatment, it is recommended you take advantage of a free, one-on-one consultation with a qualified clinician. This is a very important step in understanding what happens during the treatment of your tattoo. You will get personalised information based on your skin type, your tattoo, your medical history and your expectations. Most importantly, this is your opportunity to ask all the questions you have. When you walk out of this free consultation you should have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

If you haven’t had a free one-on-one Tattoo Removal consultation, you can click on the button below and book one now.


During your consultation, clinic staff will explain how the technology works and discuss the options available for removing or fading your tattoo. The clinic will provide you with a quote and some fact sheets about preparing for your treatment.

To get the best results from your treatment, you are advised to:

  • Avoid sun exposure and any cosmetic tanning (spray tans, self-tanning products and solariums)
  • Speak to your doctor about any medications you are taking that may impact your treatment
  • Stop smoking before and during treatment, because smoking slows healing and how quickly the pigment is removed after treatment

Some medicines are not safe to use during laser tattoo removal and you need to stop taking them 2 weeks before your treatment. The clinic will provide you with a list of medications that can cause complications, but don’t stop taking any medication without speaking to your doctor first.


If you would like to know more about our PicoWay, we offer a free consultation where we can give you personalised information for your tattoo removal and answer any questions you have.

If you have never been to Eden Tattoo Removal, you can either give us a call on 02 8020 5819 or click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation online now.