Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

With so many different types of eyebrow tattoo removal to consider, laser, saline and other non-laser solutions, it's worth understanding the removal process a little better. And we're here to help if you need any advice or emergency tattoo removal

Talk to your eyebrow tattoo artist first

If you're considering eyebrow tattoo removal work on unwanted tattoo ink on your brow tattoos, it's worth talking to the eyebrow tattoo artist who carried out the initial treatment

Having tattooed eyebrows is a two part procedure, and if the colors needs more dark pigments or the shape needs some some tweaking with extra shape, like your want slightly thicker eyebrows, this can be fixed on the touch up session

However if the color is darker than you want, of the brow tattoos are the wrong shape and need to be changed completely, we can effectively remove the unwanted tattoo ink with Botched Ink saline tattoo removal as soon as possible!

A fresh tattoo tends to be easier to remove - We call this emergency removal

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Emergency Tattoo Removal

If your tattoo is fresh, within the first 48 hours and no scabbing has formed, get in touch with a Botched Ink technicians for an emergency removal session

Exclusively to Botched Ink, we can also help as soon as the scab from the eyebrow tattoo has naturally healed off, no other removal brand can do this. Our removal solution and method allows us to do this for our clients

Please do not pick or try home removal DIY eyebrow tattoo removal treatments, this will cause inflammation, irritation, wetness and probably infection, all causing us to delay helping!

Permanent makeup removal

Your artist may offer eyebrow tattoo removal, but do check the type of solution that's being used, as some are very harsh on the skin, especially on the sensitive skin during the healing and if the area hasn't completely healed

Cosmetic tattoo artists often say that brow tattoos will get fade by about 50% if you follow aftercare instructions, but that's not always true. Many tattoo pigments last for years, and not all tattoos are semi permanent. For these clients an eyebrow tattoo removal procedure is the best option to remove unwanted tattoo ink

How long does it take for eyebrow tattoo to go away?

Brow tattoos with permanent makeup pigments are considered cosmetic tattoos. The treated area directly after the initial treatment will look darker than you want as the color is mixed with freshly tattooed skin, which looks shades of blood red. The red gets darker as it dries in the skin, and the pigments are essentially still wet in the skin

Over the next few days, and when the area is completely healed in the coming weeks, the skin is no longer red, and the pigment has now dried in the skin and you can see a color change. Some types of pigment look softer and more powdery in the skin, but others don't look much different to when they were freshly tattooed

If your healed brows are much darker than expected, you will need to consider the eyebrow tattoo removal process and which type of tattoo removal is best for you and the type of pigments used in your eyebrow tattoos

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DIY Home Tattoo Removal

Can I get rid of my new eyebrow tattoo with salt scrubs / bleach / glycolic acid (or some other chemical I found to use on Google), I need them gone quick!

Please do not attempt a DIY tattoo removal treatment on your eyebrow tattoos. Unwanted tattoos are very difficult to live with, but we'd always advise you get in touch with a trained eyebrow tattoo removal specialist to get you not only the best results with an effective removal treatment

Eyebrow tattoo removal specialists will preserve your skin without causing increase bleeding, avoid scarring and in fewer sessions. Botched Ink saline removal is considered 'good stuff' by trained professionals and their clients!

If you're looking to get new eyebrow tattoos after tattoo removal treatment, you really do need to consider this a priority and ask your technician how to prevent and avoid scarring caused by some removal methods

Eyebrow tattoo removal with glycolic acid

Glycolic acid tattoo removal is essentially a skin peel with an acidic low pH glycolic solution, and all the inflammation and irritation that goes along with this. Glycolic acid dissolves the cement that holds skin flakes together, thus the skin peels off; nice in a face wash to aid skin cell turnover, very different if it's being tattooed deep in the skin

If the skin that's peeling contains pigment, this will also be removed during the process. But think about that for a second, if the pigment is deeply implanted, the technician needs to work deep in the skin, that's a deep amount of inflamed and irritated skin that will peel off. Problems with the fresh skin taking a long time to return to a natural colour, and risks of scarring are very real

Glycolic tattoo removal is an invasive treatment, this means skin bleeds due to needles to opening the skin. You may see 'brown pigment' coming out, but this isn't true, what you're seeing is in fact blood that has reacted to the glycolic acid and turned brown. Lisa ran a little experiment when she cut her finger recently, putting some glycolic acid on the bloody tissue 

Salt and saline are not acids, but additional ingredients can make a product become acidic. Botched Ink has a skin friendly pH of 5.5

Glycolic tattoo removal. Turns blood brown, it's not pigment coming out!

Eyebrow tattoo removal with alkaline solutions

Alkaline tattoo removal solutions tend to be a creamy white powder, made up of different oxide powders with an alkaline high pH. This also causes inflammation and irritation to the skin

These alkaline powders form a hard clump of powder when tattooed into unwanted tattoos, attaching the clump to the tattoo ink particles. As this hard clump heals out during the healing process, it becomes a difficult and unsightly scab to manage

If the scab comes off too soon, scarring will occur and anti inflammatory drugs may be needed to sooth the area

Some tattoo removal brands have even combined glycolic acid and alkaline powers with other ingredients for a very harsh eyebrow tattoo removal procedure. The unwanted tattoo ink may completely remove, but what on earth condition is the skin left in!

Isn’t laser the best removal method?

Laser is not the first option for cosmetic tattoo pigments, especially eyebrows which are brown - brown is made up of black, white, yellow, red and green, laser has difficulty with 4 of these colours. The underlying brow colour isn’t always visible due to top ups and pigment fading, especially iron oxide which is traditionally used for permanent makeup

If you’re undecided between laser or Botched Ink, always do Botched Ink first as this draws pigment up and closer to the surface, making an easier removal for either method. If the brows are scarred from multiple or heavy handed pigment treatments, laser cannot get to the pigment in scar tissue, Botched Ink can!

Saline Eyebrow Tattoo Removal Vs. Laser Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

In comparison with laser tattoo removal, saline removal has been widely used for decades to remove unwanted eyebrow tattoos. Cosmetic tattoo pigments are shades of brown, containing black, white, red, yellow and green

Laser tattoo removal has difficulty with several of these colours, most easily removing the black, exposing then the other colors, usually red becomes visible, so you'd have red eyebrow tattoos until the reduced in how many sessions?

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Saline tattoo removal is more effective for permanent makeup removal

Saline eyebrow tattoo removal also removes black eyebrow tattoos, and if you ever consider combining with a laser treatment, always Botched Ink first, laser tattoo removal second. If other colors are revealed during the removal process, it might be that laser eyebrow tattoo removal isn't suitable for you

If your eyebrows are very dark and only contain black, a combination of a few sessions of Botched Ink will make the laser treatment more gentle and more likely to preserve eyebrow hairs. Botched Ink draws the pigment to the surface as it removes, making the laser tattoo removal job easier

It's worth asking your removal technician if they offer a free consultation, online, over the phone or in person

Saline tattoo removal is less painful than laser eyebrow tattoo removal

Laser tattoo removal uses laser light on the unwanted tattoo ink, the sensation may be painless or intolerable depending on the area of the the body and the technicians skill and quality of laser machine

Compared with saline tattoo removal, this is often a mild sting sensation that most individuals find only a slight discomfort. Though not all saline eyebrow tattoo removal solutions are the same. Some saline solution has a very low pH which burns, others have a method that needs multiple passes to push enough saline solution into the skin

Botched Ink is one pass and lots of soaking, with a skin friendly pH of 5.5

Botched Ink vs Laser eyebrow tattoo removal

When comparing Botched Ink to laser removal aftercare, the skin surface after the procedure feels quite similar. Other types of saline eyebrow tattoo removal and non-laser removal solutions have a different effect on the skin and the skin mustn't get wet, avoid high pressure water and sun exposure

Laser eyebrow tattoo removal uses light energy which feels like an elastic band snapping the ink particles, or bacon grease splashing. The more in particles and the darker they are, the more heat and discomfort is created by laser light on the undesired ink. Proper eye protection is needed with laser eyebrow tattoo removal, and most clients want to avoid shaving their eyebrow hair

With either removal method, multiple removal sessions are required to get the best results if full removal is required

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Small vs Large Tattoo removal

Laser tattoo removal is great for larger tattoos while saline removal is ideal for smaller ones

If your bigger tattoo has a large black or dark hue laser Tattoo Removal can be done easily. For small, subtle tattoos, saline is more efficient than laser treatment in fading and exfoliating it. You'll need to wear eye protection during a laser eyebrow tattoo removal procedure

Saline tattoo removal and laser removal have a similar healing processes

When you are doing laser or saline eyebrow tattoo removal, it will be best to allow it to heal completely after treatment. The treated area for either method takes 8 to 12 weeks before another removal treatment can be carried out

Keep following the aftercare instructions given by your removal technician during the eyebrow tattoo removal process

Saline may be a better choice if you have dark or sensitive skin

With saline tattoo treatments the chances of scarring are lower than with lasers. The skin is very soft too. Any redness or swelling usually dissipates over several days or weeks, and it has less swelling or pain compared to laser treatments

Keep your skin properly hydrated and book a free consultation so your technician can advise any pre-care before starting eyebrow tattoo removal. This is particularly important for clients dark skin that's also dry, we don't want to cause hyperpigmentation during the eyebrow tattoo removal process of unwanted tattoo ink


  • Laser tattoo removal isn't the best method for eyebrow tattoos

  • Eyebrow tattoo removal is a multi treatment process

  • Black is the easiest colour for laser tattoo removal

  • Black is the easiest colour for saline eyebrow tattoo removal

  • Other colors are in cosmetic tattoo pigments

  • These other colours aren't best for laser tattoo removal treatment

  • Permanent makeup removal is best with Botched Ink saline solution

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