What is Saline Removal?

Saline Tattoo Removal will lift, improve, and remove bad and unwanted semi-permanent tattoos. It is a safe, natural, non-toxic, non-acidic, and gentle method of removing tattoos with minimal irritation and inflammation. Overall, it is a less invasive and less painful form of tattoo removal.

If you need an emergency tattoo removal, it can be carried out within 0 to around 48 hours, while the scab is still soft. If the scab hardens, we recommend you to wait until the scabs naturally heal off before receiving the removal. 

Please note, any form of tattoo removals is a process. It will take multiple sessions to evaluate how easily the pigment is removing and if full removal is possible. 

The cost per session is $160. 

How Does it Work?

A natural saline solution that contains purified water, dead sea salt, and aloe is implanted with a machine over existing permanent makeup or small tattoos. Implanting the solution into the skin breaks up the healed pigment and lifts the pigment out of the skin by osmosis. The pigment then slowly rises to the surface of the skin, forming a scab, containing the trapped pigments, and will fall off as the removal area heals, revealing a lightened tattoo. 

Emergency Removal

If you have a fresh semi-permanent tattoo that you wish to remove right away, this can be carried out as soon as possible, from 0 to around 48 hours. To be eligible for emergency removal, you must not have a formed scab that is hard. If the hard scab had formed, you will need to wait until it naturally heals off before attempting to receive a saline removal. 

Does it Hurt?

There is an amount of discomfort involved in this procedure. However, you should only feel a slight stinging sensation and it should disappear very quickly. 

Differences Between Laser Removal

Saline Tattoo Removal is a preferred method for removing semi-permanent tattoos as:

  • It is less invasive and less painful compared to laser removal. 

  • Not color specific, unlike laser removal, meaning you may have better success treating commonly difficult to remove colors (e.g. red, orange, yellow, blue, and white).

  • Actually removes ink from the body as the pigment is lifted up through the surface of the skin. Whereas, laser removal absorbs and pushes the pigments deeper into the skin.  

  • Laser removal may cause cancer. Whereas, saline is organic and a safe solution.

  • Laser removal is often more expensive than saline removal. 

  • Saline removal is the best option for lightening or completely removing any semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos as it will not damage your hair follicles (brow hair), unlike laser removal. 

What Can be Removed?

Saline Tattoo Removal is limited to only: 

  • Eyebrow tattoos

  • Lip liner tattoos (outside the border line of the lips, not inside)

  • Scalp micropigmentation

  • Small tattoos (size of a coin)

How Many Sessions are Needed?

There are different factors that contribute to how many sessions are needed. The recommended amount of sessions for us to evaluate and assess how many sessions are needed to lighten the area or receive a complete removal is 3 to 4 courses of sessions.

Some factors that contribute to the need for multiple sessions are:

  • What type of pigment is to be removed

  • How recent the tattoo was done

  • How deep the pigment was implanted

  • How saturated the pigment is

  • How sensitive the skin is

  • How well the skin heals

  • How well the aftercare instructions are followed

  • How much pigment is to be removed

How Long Between Sessions Can I Book?

You'll have to wait 8 weeks between sessions for the skin to fully heal. After the 8 week mark, you can book your next session.  


Saline Tattoo Removal contains similar contraindications to any semi-permanent tattoos. To ensure if you are a good candidate for the procedure, you MUST NOT have the following:

  • Under 18 years of age

  • ​Transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis

  • ​Active skin cancer/disease such as psoriasis, eczema, and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated.

  • Pregnant/breastfeeding 

  • Use steroids/ hormone therapy

  • ​Use of Accutane/Retin-A or Latisse

  • Healing disorder

  • Keloid scarring

  • Diabetes

  • Prescribed blood thinners 

  • ​Hemophiliac

  • High blood pressure

  • Undergoing chemotherapy

  • Epileptic

Post-Treatment Procedures

  • ​Avoid wetting the treated area for 48 hours. 

  • After 48 hours, apply the Calivon Barrier Film only once that day. If you are prone to hyperpigmentation, continue with the Cavilon Barrier Film until all scabs have fully completed peeling.  

  • ​Do not touch, pick, peel, or pull on the dry flaky/scab as it may lead to irritation, infection, and loss of pigment and/or scarring.​​

  • ​Do not expose the treated area to sun tanning/excessive sun exposure, microdermabrasion, derma planning, laser treatment, and chemical until the area has healed.