Cosmetic Tattoo Removal

Cosmetic tattoo or permanent make-up (PMU) removal and lightening is an essential skill for the cosmetic tattoo (PMU) professional. Changes to fashion, client face shape and poor original work are some of the many reasons why clients may need work removed. Camouflage and modification are often of limited benefit.


Jeuels has received practical training and is Qualified in Cosmetic Tattoo Removal by the use of Glycolic Acid. Glycolic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (skin friendly and used in skin care products). Glycolic Acid is used as a pigment removal solution that works effectively across all cosmetic tattoos and pigment types encountered so far.

What is your Cosmetic Tattoo Remover made of?

THink Pigment Remover provides a finely balanced formulation to dissolve and remove both inorganic and organic pigments. Formulated in conjunction with pharmacists and chemists coupled with extensive trials on a wide range of cosmetic tattoos. THink pigment remover is made with the finest quality pharmaceutical grade materials that undergo stringent testing for quality and purity. With the most important ingredient of Glycolic Acid and with many other ingredients that work together for what is believe is the most effective pigment removal product on the market.

How does the THink Pigment Remover work?

The remover breaks down the tissue that encapsulates the pigment, allowing the remover to dissolve the pigment. The ingredient Glycolic Acid has a small molecule that can penetrate the skin and dissolve the pigment particles. Glycolic Acid is commonly used in skin treatments and skin products for good reason. It is gentle on the skin and effective on skin conditions and contains aloe vera extract that promotes healing.

I have a body art tattoo. Can I book a tattoo removal service for to remove this?

Unfortunately no. You will need to seek out a different method of removal ie. Laser Tattoo Removal. Glycolic Acid pigment removal used in Cosmetic tattoo removal is not suitable for body art tattoos.

I have eyebrows tattoo that were done 15 years ago and now have turned blue/dark blue, and never faded. Am I a candidate for the Cosmetic Tattoo Removal?

Black pigment is usually based on Carbon Black or black iron oxide. Removal is the only option, but with this comes discomfort as we will have to go deeper into the dermis to target the treatment site and remove the old pigment.

What if I'm allergic to the Tattoo Remover?

A Patch Test appointment MUST be booked in prior to Cosmetic Tattoo Removal Procedure. The patch test behind the ear is micro bladed in with the Pigment Remover to determine if you will be allergic to the Pigment remover or not. If you are allergic to the remover, a reaction is usually obvious within a 48 hour period. A reaction would normally present as itchiness or possible swelling in the area of the lymph glands.

Will I be numbed up for the Removal treatment?

In cosmetic tattoos, we usually use a secondary numbing agent with Ephinephrine (adrenaline). However in cosmetic tattoo removal process, a pre-numb will be used before and during the procedure. Ephinephrine is a vasoconstrictor that restricts the flow of removal liquid, meaning this will limit pigment removal. Ephinephrine will work against the Pigment Remover in restricting the flow of exudate and pigment to the surface, meaning less pigment will be removed. If you are in great discomfort, I am happy to apply a small amount of Ephinephrine during the second pass so I can target the area. The remainder of the sessions will have to be Ephinephrine-free.

How many sessions will I need for the Removal?

The removal is a journey and two sessions are likely to be required. Most cases, we are dealing with a work of more than one previous technician and have no idea how deep the pigment is, how much is there, whether some is in the dermis and so on. Your sessions will depend on the nature of your cosmetic tattoo and the extent of the removal required. The first session typically removes 30% of the pigment. The second treatment often removes more, about 40% of the original pigment. Sessions are done between 8-12 weeks for maximum healing.

What can I expect after my Removal Treatment?

After your first session, the treated area will appear darker. Expect to have scabbing on the treated area too and that's normal. Face Artistry by Jeuels will be giving you Aftercare Instructions on how to care for the treated area. After your second session (if you require more than 1 session), the second treatment usually releases more pigment. After three sessions, 70 to 90% of pigment should be gone. 

My eyebrows have turned into pink/salmon color overtime. Can I have this color corrected or will they need a removal?

Face Artistry by Jeuels can color correct pigments that have overtime turned into colours: purple, salmon, red, pink, blue as opposed to doing a complete removal. Please be advised that SOMETIMES these colours DO come back months after color correction. Two options available to fix the problem are:

- A regular color boost schedule (whether a 3-6 monthly or annually) OR

- a complete removal of old cosmetic tattoo.

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Contraindications of Cosmetic Tattoo Removal

There are Contraindications which may prevent or restrict treatment, or require doctor clearance from a medical practitioner in order to proceed with a cosmetic Tattoo. If any of the below contraindications apply to you, we unfortunately cannot provide Cosmetic Tattoo services to you:

  • Contagious and Non-contagious active skin disorders (rosacea, psoriasis, excema, dermatitis etc)

  • Blood Thinning medications (anti-coagulants)

  • Pregnancy & breast feeding

  • H.I.V.

  • Diabetes 1 & 2

  • Any condition or disease of the kidney and liver

  • Any bleeding disorders

  • Any history of epilepsy or seizures

  • Headaches, blurry vision, nausea, vomiting

  • Any major medical conditions near the area to be treated

  • Any diffuse (widespread skin) disorder

  • Active Herpes outbreak on the area to be treated

  • Active Acne

  • Isotetrinoin/Roaccutane must be stopped 6 months prior to tattoo removal

  • Broken Skin

  • Keloids

Contraindications for Eyeliner

  • Blepharitis

  • Glaucoma

  • Opthalmitis

  • Eyelash Extensions