I got a groupon from a highly rated place in my city to get a terrible finger tattoo that unfortunately never faded over a course of ten years I'm on my second treatment and it's starting to fade a bit…i have 2 more with my groupon (which cost $60) and after will have her assess if I need more and get an estimate again!
The first time was HELLA painful…she onl.y put ice on it for about 15 seconds and just went at it…the procedure itself really only lasted about 20 seconds and I am not exaggerating…my finger was swollen for about 4 days…no ice to leave…no numbing cream for the day
Second time she left the ice on for about a minute and again about 20 seconds to treat the tattoo! She gave me an ice pack to go and its was only swollen for a few hours after that and was tender for one day.
I highly recommend to get it done. It does hurt like hell but if it will make you feel better and you no longer want the tattoo…do it!! I put off getting it done for months because I was scared.
Black is easier to take out than color though, and depending on the ink and way it was put on.
Maybe look for groupon for a good rated place in town mine was $60 for 4 sessions for a small 2x2 inch tattoo