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If you have a very large tattoo that you’d like to have removed, you probably have a lot of questions—like whether removal is even possible. Fortunately, laser tattoo removal can remove a tattoo of any size. Removery’s laser specialists can handle any type of tattoo, no matter how large or where it’s located on your body.

What Size Is Considered a Large Tattoo?

A tattoo above 35 square inches—about the size of a postcard—qualifies as large. Multiplying the height by the width will tell you the size of your tattoo in square inches.

The cost of tattoo removal is determined by the number of sessions needed, which depends on the size. Larger tattoos tend to require more sessions than smaller ones. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the average cost of a laser tattoo removal session is $463.

The specific cost to have a large tattoo removed will depend on several factors:

  • Colors
  • Exact size
  • Age of the tattoo
  • Location on the body
  • Laser removal method
  • Your personal health and lifestyle

An older tattoo typically takes fewer sessions to remove than a newer one, as the ink has already faded. Lighter colors like lime green and turquoise can take longer to remove than others, too. Further, certain parts of the body, such as the torso, receive more blood flow, which speeds up removal in those areas. The type of laser used also affects the number of sessions needed. The state-of-the-art Picoway laser, which can handle the wavelengths required to reduce every color, will expedite the process as much as possible. That’s the method we use at Removery.

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Before we start removing your tattoo expert laser specialists will measure, evaluate and develop a treatment plan during a free consultation.

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Large Tattoo Removal FAQs

Here are expert answers to questions our specialists frequently hear in our offices.


How Many Sessions Does It Take to Remove a Large Tattoo?

The number of sessions required will vary depending on all of the reasons described above. However, completely removing a large tattoo will normally take 8-12 sessions, averaging around ten. If you want partial fading instead, fewer sessions will likely be required.

How Long Will It Take to Remove My Tattoo?

The process can take from around a year and two months to two years, depending on the total number of sessions needed. Whether you visit a doctor’s office, a dermatologist, or a laser removal specialist, sessions must be spaced at least six weeks apart. The total length of time will depend on how close together you schedule your sessions, which will be influenced by your healing speed. Some clients opt to space sessions eight weeks apart to promote optimal healing.

You can speed up the removal of a large tattoo by hydrating and exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and taking vitamins that promote skin and body health. 

Can You Finance a Large Tattoo?

At Removery, we offer financing for everyone regardless of their financial situation. We do not turn anyone away. If you are concerned about the financial impact of tattoo removal take a look at our financing options. 

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Large Tattoo Removal Before and After

Removery is dedicated to providing the best clinical tattoo removal outcome in the shortest amount of time possible. Our clients count on our industry-leading protocol and technology to confidently fade and remove all large tattoos. Take a look at our real client results

Large Lower Back Tattoo
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Large Back Tattoo
Large Chest Tattoo

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Let us take a look at your tattoo, book an in person consultation and get more information about the cost, time and commitment necessary to remove your large tattoo.

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