The 5 best tattoo laser removal shops in London for that regrettable ink 

When I graduated from university, I believed that having my boyfriend’s name inked on my rear end was a gesture of everlasting love. As time passed, a painful breakup ensued, and I also found a new partner who wasn’t exactly thrilled about the tattoo. 

Consequently, I found myself looking into tattoo removal shops. Who knew there were so many in London, actually? 

It took me a while to sort through them in search of the best one, but I power through… because no way was I getting a botched tattoo removal further marring the skin of my backside! 

Anyway, if you’ve ever found yourself in a tattoo situation (hopefully not involving your buttocks), rest assured—I’ve done the legwork for you. Here are the places doing the best tattoo removal in London!

How much does tattoo laser removal cost in London?

Expect to spend at least £34 per session for tattoo laser removal services in London. 
This price is just an estimate and will vary depending on the type of laser, the tattoo remover shop, and more.

How I chose

  • Reputation: I gathered personal testimonials from others in the same situation. I listened for remarks on professionalism, safety, and successful results.
  • Experience: Trusting your skin to someone who picked up their skills from a YouTube tutorial is not the best idea. I made sure the clinics I shortlisted had certified practitioners with at least 2 years of experience in laser tattoo removal.
  • Technology: When speaking to these tattoo removal shops, I asked about the lasers they used and did research on the latest technology.
  • Consultation: I booked consultations to get a feel for the place and the people, discuss the process, and discuss pricing. If the clinic was vague or pushy, I ran in the opposite direction.

1. Tazer Lazer

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Address: Lower Ground, 4 Harley St, London W1G 9PB, United Kingdom

Contact details:  +441215161938

Operating hours: Monday to Saturday – 9 AM to 6 PM 

Website: Tazer Lazer

TazerLazer seems like the go-to if you need smaller and less detailed tattoos removed. 

They offer a free consultation, where I rocked up with a million questions, and they answered every single one without any rush. Top-notch customer service, really. 

They use the PicoSure laser too, which is one of the finest lasers on the market for tattoo removal, especially to lessen scarring. 

They don’t have great wait times (a lot of people booking with them!) but I used it to my advantage and spoke with several of the clients coming out for perspectives. 

From what I gathered, customers here have seen great results in just a few sessions. But others did mention that they felt the sessions were a bit pricey. 

Pros

  • Great for small tattoos
  • Free consultation
  • Excellent customer service

Cons

  • Can be pricey 
  • Waiting times can be long

Customer reviews

I felt fully briefed and prepared before I began my treatment

“Rachelle is an asset to the company her kind and approachable manner made me feel very comfortable and at ease. She answered all of my questions and explained everything clearly. I felt fully briefed and prepared before I began my treatment. I’ve had one session so far and I can already see results- although it is painful, Rachelle ensures that she works at your pace. Looking foward to completing my treatment and seeing the end results!”

Every step of the process was clearly explained to me

“I highly recommend this clinic for their professionalism, helpfulness and availability. I am also delighted with the results and the team is great. They listen to you and were able to answer all my questions. Every step of the process was clearly explained to me 🙂

Thank you to the whole team!”

2. NAAMA Studios 

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Address: 109 Great Portland St, London W1W 6QG, United Kingdom

Contact details: +447429983355

Operating hours:  

  • Monday – 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday to Thursday – 9 AM to 8 PM
  • Friday – 8:30 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturday – 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday – 10 AM to 4 PM

Website: NAAMA Studios 

Upon entering NAAMA, what hit me first was the sleek and modern decor. It felt more like a boutique hotel than a clinic. Everything was spotless!

The staff welcomed me warmly, and my consultant (Jada, I think?) took the time to explain the process and told me about their aftercare cream too. 

The LightSense laser they use supposedly has a shorter pulse width and a more precise spot size, promising less discomfort. So, it’s perfect for people who aren’t that great with pain. 

I also spoke to several others about their own ink stories. Some started treatments three months ago for rather regrettable tattoos of their ex-partners’ faces and raved about how professional the sessions were. 

Others told me about the minimal scarring compared to other places they had gone to and ended up with a patchy mess. Definitely plus points in my book!

That said, some suggested that their packages were overpriced. And others with very intricate tattoos didn’t like how they had to wait at least 4 weeks before returning for another session.

Pros

  • Modern, clean environment
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • LightSense laser 
  • Good results with minimal scarring

Cons

  • Potentially overpriced
  • Long wait times in between sessions (4 weeks) 

Customer reviews

My first treatment was done within minutes

“I was put at ease with Alexis looking after me, who answered all my questions. My first treatment was done within minutes. I’m really looking forward to end result. The NAAMA is stunning, very professional and they offer drinks on arrival while waiting for your appointment.”

 I cannot believe that it’s essentially faded to nothing

“I have been coming to NAAMA for over a year now for the removal of a tattoo and I cannot believe that it’s essentially faded to nothing. It’s definitely painful and definitely a process, but it’s made so much better by an incredibly friendly, professional team. I have been treated mostly by consultant Alexis and she is so lovely and reassuring, as well as efficient, making the whole process enjoyable (as much as a tattoo removal can be!). 100% recommend.”

3. INK’D London 

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Address: 313 North End Rd, London SW6 1NN, United Kingdom

Contact details: +447448361966

Operating hours:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday – 10 AM to 6 PM 
  • Thursday to Saturday – 10 AM to 7 PM 
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 6 PM 

Website:  INK’D London

I visited INKDLONDON for a 15–30 minute consultation. Jade, their tattoo removal specialist, greeted me with such enthusiasm that I almost felt like she thought she could literally erase my dubious past decisions with sheer willpower.

And from speaking with others, Jade is a pro at crafting personalised treatment plans to remove the tattoo in no time. She certainly won me over with her suggestions for my case.

Others I talked to also liked how Jade explained every step, and they didn’t have to wait too long in between sessions. Just be prepared to part with a deposit ranging from £50 to £100 before beginning.

Pros

  • Enthusiastic staff
  • Personalised plans 
  • Quick sessions 
  • Clear explanations

Cons

  • Deposit required

Customer reviews

INK’D London is the ultimate destination for tattoos, piercings, and laser tattoo removal

“INK’D London is the ultimate destination for tattoos, piercings, and laser tattoo removal! The artists are incredibly talented, creating stunning and unique designs. The staff is friendly and professional, ensuring a comfortable and safe experience. Whether you’re getting inked or removing a tattoo, INK’D London is the place to go!”

Would highly recommend Jade to anyone

“Jade is amazing! Went for my first eyebrow tattoo removal session today and couldn’t believe the result. I’ll need a couple more but would highly recommend Jade to anyone.”

4. Your Laser Clinic

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Address:  85 Quicks Rd, London SW19 1EX, United Kingdom

Contact details: +447506552472

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday – 9 AM to 8 PM 
  • Sunday – 10 AM to 4 PM 

Website: Your Laser Clinic

Your Laser Clinic boasts of using a Q-switched laser. If you’re going “huh, so what”, dermatologists claim this is the Holy Grail for multi-coloured tattoos, so it’s a good thing. 

Anyway, the consultation I had with them was brief and straight to the point. When I inquired about large and colourful tattoos, they were realistic about the timeframe in sessions it would take to remove (more than 3 if I had a tattoo the size of a face). 

Talking to their other clients painted a bit of a pattern. Many praised Haley, one of their specialists, for knowing exactly what she was doing. Others with colourful sleeve tattoos commented on how their tattoos faded so much in just six sessions. 

However, some felt the aftercare process could have been explained better. 

Pros

  • Q-switched laser for colourful tattoos
  • Honest and realistic consultations

Cons

  • Aftercare process lacks an explanation

Customer reviews

The results so far are incredible

“Following a very new tattoo that I was very unhappy with, I contacted Hayley to ask advice about removal. She was honest about the time and process it would take to remove. I found Hayley to be very professional and sympathetic to the fact that I was quite distressed about the tattoo.

Each session has been managed with consideration and I’ve felt comfortable in Hayley’s care.

The results so far are incredible, I’m very happy and can’t recommend Hayley highly enough.”

She made it happen with only about 4 sessions

“Highly recommend Hayley! She is friendly and  is very honest from the start of the 1st treatment and explains the procedure in detail. I never thought laser would work in removing my tattooed permanent inked eyebrows , but she made it happen with only about 4 sessions. She gave me encouragement along the way and is very reasonably priced too. Her treatment room is exceptionally clean and welcoming. My daughter also sees her for a tattoo removal and I can honestly say, I can not recommend Hayley enough. Well done Hayley. I wish you every success. You truly deserve it!”

5. Zapp Laser Studio – London

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Address: 26C, Horizon House, Battersea Reach, Juniper Dr, London SW18 1GH, United Kingdom

Contact details: +442080161270

Operating hours:

  • Monday – 2 PM to 8 PM 
  • Thursday & Friday – 11:30 AM to 8 PM 
  • Saturday – 11:30 AM to 3 PM 

Website: Zapp Laser Studio – London

Zapp Laser is renowned for their PicoSure laser technology and their discounted payment plans. From what I’ve observed, the staff here are professional and informative. And the studio was extremely clean! 

During the consultation I did with them, they were clear on their aftercare treatment process and didn’t lie about it being pain-free. 

Others I spoke to who did a patch test with them said they felt completely at ease because Zapp’s specialists took the time to discuss their options with clear honesty.

And the overall consensus from those who’ve done more than three sessions was that the colours were fading and it looked like there would be minimal scarring.

But keep in mind that some I spoke to did mention having difficulties booking their first session. A few commented on how it’s not always easy to get a hold of them through the phone.

Pros

  • PicoSure tech
  • Discounted plans
  • Honest consultations
  • Effective fading & minimal scarring

Cons

  • Booking difficulties
  • Hard to reach by phone

Customer reviews

The patch test was easy going and I feel much more relaxed

“A brilliant tattoo artist recommended Zapp Studio to me for removing a tattoo I no longer wanted; I trusted her judgement being a professional, successful tattoo artist! I won’t lie; I was a bit apprehensive going to my consultation and patch test but all of that went away as soon as I arrived. Daniel is super friendly and helpful and made me feel at ease whilst he went through everything with me explaining the process. The studio was super clean and tidy and it was very straightforward to book my first session. The patch test was easy going and I feel much more relaxed about the whole removal process now. I feel very happy that I went with these  guys for my tattoo removal!”

Daisy was so helpful and responsive to all my questions

“I am just starting out on my tattoo removal journey and after much research I chose Zapp Laser Studio. From the first email they have been professional and informative, Daisy was so helpful and responsive to all my questions. I had my patch test today with Dan at the London studio. I felt completely at ease as soon as I arrived, Dan took so much time to listen and discuss options with me. He was honest in his approach, which has been invaluable. Absolutely recommended.”

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