Let’s be honest here: not all tattoos are created equally, with some looking more terrible than others. But don’t feel bad, we all made mistakes at some point in our lives.
If you have a tattoo that you regret, then we have some good news for you. We rounded up the best tattoo removal services in Dublin so you don’t have to keep looking.
You might be wondering about costs more than anything else, so let’s talk about that first!
How much do tattoo removal services cost in Dublin?
On average, tattoo removal services normally start at €80 for small tattoos (1 cm), €250 for medium-sized tattoos (10 cm), and €300 above for larger tattoos. These rates apply per session, which will vary depending on the tattoo size, the ink used, among other factors.
We’ve noted some price estimates of our entries’ services in the table below. To get an accurate quote, we recommend seeing them personally so they can take a closer look at your tattoo and determine the number of sessions you’ll need.
You can find their contact information and addresses in the section that follows.
|Fade||€80 - €500 Per Session|
|Skin City Tattoo||From €80 (For Custom Design Cover-ups)|
|Dundrum Cosmetic Clinic||Contact for More Information|
|Laser Express Beauty||€40 - €200 Per Session|
|Old School Tattoo||Contact for More Information|
The Best Tattoo Removal Services in Dublin
If you’re wondering how we managed to come up with our list, here are the most important features that we looked for in our entries:
Without further ado, check out our top choices of the best tattoo removal services in Dublin!
|SERVICES||Laser Tattoo Removal, Eyebrow Tattoo Removal, Skin Therapy|
|ADDRESS||2nd Floor, No. 2 Grafton Street, Dublin 2|
|CONTACT DETAILS||01 539 0777 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon, Tues, Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
Wed to Thurs: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
More often than not, skin clinics normally offer tattoo removal services on the side, but not Fade. In fact, they’re one of the very few skin clinics in Dublin that’s particularly known for their tattoo removal services.
Here, they use a special kind of technology called PicoSure Laser that offers a much gentler and more effective treatment. That’s because it doesn’t use any heat but rather, ultra-short laser pulses that target ink particles at very high pressure, breaking them down faster.
From what we’ve heard, you’ll need about 4 to 8 sessions before your tattoo is completely gone. Most tattoo removal procedures are conducted by Aidan O’Connell, who has been using this type of technology for many years already.
So if comfort is what you’re after, then we won’t hesitate to recommend Fade for your procedure. Similarly, we also heard that they can pencil you in for out-of-hour appointments in case you need it—so that’s another point for them!
Prices will depend on the size of your tattoo, and it’s great that they have those published online so you can get a clear idea of how much to expect per session.
Just take note that final costs will depend on your treatment plan. To get an accurate estimate, we recommend booking a consultation with them, which is free of charge, by the way.
Explained everything in detail
“Jane was amazing! She explained everything in detail and made sure I was comfortable with every pinch of the laser. Highly recommend to anyone looking to get laser tattoo removal done by a lovely professional that doesn’t rush you! Thank you! :)” —Alexis Crow, Google Reviews
Felt completely comfortable
“I would give 10 stars if i could ! Excellent service – cannot fault Aidan and Jane ! Great chats during the treatment, I felt completely comfortable at every one. Couldn’t recommend Fade enough!!” —Heidi Burns, Google Reviews
2. Skin City Tattoo
|SERVICES||Tattoo Laser Removal, Custom Tattoo Design, Custom Drawing Service, Piercing and Replacement|
|ADDRESS||4 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1|
|CONTACT DETAILS||085 1420 866 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Sun: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm|
If you’re thinking about covering up your tattoo instead, then Skin City Tattoo is an option to consider. This tattoo studio boasts a large team of artists who have their respective signature styles, ranging from abstract watercolour to realism.
We think that this large and fairly diverse team will allow you the flexibility of choosing the best one that suits your style. All you have to do is to schedule an appointment, so your chosen artist can determine how to move forward with any correctional work.
Once that’s settled, you’ll have to visit your chosen artist a day before your tattoo session to see your new custom design. Unfortunately, they don’t send designs through email, so this can be a minor inconvenience if you’re busy.
Depending on your chosen artist, there might be a long waiting list, which is another thing that you should consider as well.
But if you don’t wish to get another tattoo, then you might be glad that they offer laser tattoo removal services as well. The number of sessions you’ll need will depend on your skin type, tattoo size, and the ink that was previously used.
You can schedule a free consultation to get the nitty-gritty details of their treatment plan for you.
Treated with kindness and care
“The best place to get tattoo or to remove some “mistakes” from past also. Professional service from entrance. From my first visit there I was treated with kindness and care, as I was terrified because of unknown to me machine called “laser” to remove my old tattoo. Everything was explained to me clearly, I got answer for all of my questions about laser tattoo removal treatment.” —Agata Chrustek, Google Reviews
“Had my first session of laser tattoo removal today! Amazing service, friendly environment and true professionalism! Looking forward to returning even if it’s to endure more pain! 😂” —Ola Gordon, Google Reviews
3. Dundrum Cosmetic Clinic
|SERVICES||Tattoo Removal, Laser Hair Removal, Skin Treatments|
|ADDRESS||Medical Centre, Level 4, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16|
|CONTACT DETAILS||01 216 6778|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm|
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 3:00pm
Dundrum Cosmetic Clinic has been providing men and women of all ages with an array of non-surgical cosmetic treatments since 2005. One of their most popular services is laser tattoo removal, which also uses PicoSure laser technology for fast treatment.
We like the fact that clients have access to 2 qualified doctors here, both of which specialise in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. That said, you can consult with them first if you’re feeling apprehensive about the treatment.
As with most cases, the number of sessions required will depend on several factors. However, we’re glad to discover that this clinic doesn’t pressure clients into signing up for multiple visits from the get-go.
Here, you can pay as you go, which can help you spread out costs or easily switch to another service provider should you prefer it.
While their price list is available online, you’ll have to see them personally so they can get you an exact quote for tattoo removal services.
Lovely team of people
“I could not speak highly enough of the professionalism and knowledge Brian has when it comes to tattoo removal. He is a real gent and explains everything. I have had several appointments to finish a removal and I will keep coming back. Great clinic and a lovely team of people to deal with.” —Karl Bracken, Google Reviews
Displays great professionalism
“I was in with Michael recently, and I was very satisfied with the service provided. I have been in twice prior to this visit. I am in the process of trying to get a tattoo faded to be covered up eventually. Michael is a conversational guy, who displays great professionalism and experience/knowledge in the tattoo removal process.” —Mark Reilley, Google Reviews
4. Laser Express Beauty
|SERVICES||Tattoo Removal, Laser Hair Removal, Spider Veins Removal, etc.|
|ADDRESS||58 Bolton Street, Dublin 1|
|CONTACT DETAILS||01 872 6900 or 085 131 4984|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tues to Sat: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm|
Laser Express Beauty has earned a reputation for their laser tattoo removal and semi-permanent make-up services. Located at the heart of the city, this humble shop has built a steady customer base throughout the years.
From what we’ve heard from previous and regular clients, the owner of the shop personally conducts the majority of services here, including laser tattoo removal. We’re really impressed by how she takes her time in explaining the treatment to clients, so that gets a thumbs up from us!
Apart from that, we included them here due to their fairly affordable rates. As a tip, we recommend checking out Groupon to get huge discounts, which are mainly beneficial for those with small or medium-sized tattoos.
One small drawback here is that they’re closed on Mondays and Sundays. It can also get pretty busy on some days, so it’s highly advisable to schedule an appointment beforehand.
Super informative and professional
“I had my first session with Jenny and she was super informative and professional. 100% recommend if you need to get rid if an unwanted tattoo 👍🏻” —Catalina Capurro, Google Reviews
Very patient to explain everything
“Wonderful service! Did one session of tattoo removal and Jenny is very patient to explain everything! Highly recommended!” —W Chang, Google Reviews
5. Old School Tattoo
|SERVICES||Laser Tattoo Removal, Custom Tattoos, Piercings|
|ADDRESS||182-184 Parnell Street, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 P7E8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||01 872 0044 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Wed, Fri: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
Thurs: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Here’s another option in case you’re planning on getting a tattoo cover-up instead: Old School Tattoo. While they’re primarily known for their custom tattoo services, their laser tattoo removals and cover-up services are not to be missed.
They use a special Q-Switched laser for tattoo removals, which is deemed to be a highly safe form of technology to remove unwanted pigmentation on the skin.
Alternatively, you can also have your existing tattoo covered up by something darker and bigger if you wish to keep one in a specific area. Their team of artists will create a custom design and advise you on the best solution to remove traces of your old tattoo.
We really like the fact that they have an online portfolio of their removal and cover-up jobs available for everyone for reference.
It’s a shame that they don’t have published rates though. Still, there are no obligations moving forward if ever you contact them for a quote.
“Very Clean and super friendly! Not badly priced for piercings either.” —Ellen, Google Reviews
Tidy with a great atmosphere
“Absolute hidden gem in Dublin. The staff are lovely and prompt, the place is always bustling but still tidy with a great atmosphere. Bruno gave me three excellent piercings and distracted me with his fantastic stories. Thanks so much!” —Dundle The Viking, Google Reviews
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