Salt & Saline Removal

Erasing imperfections

The Salt and Saline (Osmosis) method of tattoo removal is a simple and safe method predominantly used for the removal of permanent cosmetics (micro pigmentation) but it is equally effective on permanent conventional type tattoos depending upon the residing ink depth. 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 specialised 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.


  • 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 and 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


Prior to treatments a comprehensive consultation will take place which includes the completion of a medical history assessment questionnaire, essential for determining treatment suitability, along with product patch testing. A thorough discussion of the client’s requirements and expectations will be established in order to determine the best treatment solution.

Treatment Plan

The Salt and Saline tattoo removal system is a process that requires commitment and dedication from the client. The treatment process will require multiple sessions to reach the desired result. The number of sessions required is entirely dependent upon the colour, size and location of the tattoo, and upon the requirements of the client.

Typically removal can be achieved in 2 – 3 session appointments, spaced 5 – 6 weeks apart. However, this is variable, ranging from 2 – 6 sessions. Clients must be prepared to be committed to this process for a possible period of 1 year.

The first appointment will consist of the consultation and the treatment procedure. Following treatments will be a repeat of the treatment procedure itself. Treatment appointment durations vary dependent upon the area being treated. Please allow up to 2 – 3 hours for the initial Salt and Saline tattoo removal treatment appointment.

Treatment price and suitable treatment plan will be provided at consultation.

Following Treatment

Normal activities may be resumed immediately following the procedure. There will be slight tenderness, swelling and redness to the treated area which will generally subside within 36 hours.

The healing duration will take approximately 7 – 14 days, during which some fine crusting will occur which will naturally flake away during the healing period. It is crucial to the final results that this crusting is not touched or removed prematurely whilst healing and that the additional aftercare guidelines are adhered to for sufficient healing and to avoid any post treatment complications.

Full aftercare instructions will be provided both verbally and in hard copy following the procedure