The salt & saline solution is a common, effective approach to lightening tattoos. Although it is a slower process than other treatments, this method is popular because it is safer than other tattoo removal procedures. The main ingredient of this tattoo fading technique is Sodium Chloride (Salt). When the sterile salt solution is implanted into the unwanted tattoo ink via specialized tattooing techniques, the osmotic process is induced which successfully attracts the fragmented ink particles, drawing them out of the skin.


This method is highly effective and commonly used within the initial stages of permanent cosmetics correctional work to lighten ill-placed, badly shaped, discoloured cosmetic enhancements. In addition, the salt & saline solution treatment is ideal for those with darker skin tones, those with sensitive skin, and those who have had an allergic reaction to tattoo pigment. This method can lighten tattoos in any area, including around the eyes.




The first step of the salt & saline treatment is similar to the process of traditional tattooing: our technician will use a device similar to an ink-gun to tattoo the salt & saline solution into the treatment area. This punctures the top layer of skin, opening the area. Then, the salt paste is applied to the skin, which draws the tattoo pigment to the skin’s surface and gently exfoliates it away. Our technician can treat up to a  4-by-4-inch area in one sitting.

Clients should expect three to four procedures before they see the desired results. With this method of tattoo removal, clients can expect the tattoo to become lighter, but a full removal should not be expected.  The skin can be re-tattooed after the treatment area heals.



  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Incurs minimal scarring
  • Works naturally
  • Is not colour selective / is equally effective upon all ink colours
  • Suitable for old and new permanent cosmetics and tattoos
  • Suitable for amateur and professional grade tattoos
  • Hair growth is not affected within the treated area



Salt & Saline tattoo removal is the ideal solution for those individuals requiring;

  • Removal of conventional tattoos
  • Fading of conventional tattoos for a cover-up tattoo
  • Removal of semi-permanent cosmetic enhancements
  • Fading of semi-permanent cosmetics for correctional / cover-up work




What can the client expect during and after treatments?

During treatment, the client should expect some minor bleeding and some bruising. The treated area will also be tender for a few days. The skin should scab over and heal over the course of a few weeks. Fading will happen gradually over several months.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

The tattoo will become lighter and may possibly fade completely over time. This removal technique is safe for all skin types. The salt & saline tattoo removal is safer and has fewer risks of hyperpigmentation, blistering, and scarring than laser removal treatments. The skin may be re-tattooed once the area has sufficiently healed.

What final results can the client expect?

Clients should be realistic in their expectations. They should expect a lightening of the tattoo, not full removal. Clients should expect three to four procedures before they see the desired results.

Contact our Lead Technician Agatha Kovacs for more information about tattoo removal or to arrange a free consultation at our salon in Nottingham.

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