top of page

Top 6 Tips to Speed-Up Laser Tattoo Removal Results

Laser Tattoo Removal is a long-term commitment! Unfortunately, it’s not a one-and-done treatment. Money, time, and patience are the 3 things you will need during the process, but if you are committed to follow through with it, we have some great tips on how to speed up the results! BROKEN-INK, Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic in Fishtown, PA has put a lot of time and research into tattoo removal, and we have compiled a list of things you can do throughout the journey to significantly speed up the fading or removal of your tattoo.

To break this down for a quick read, I will make this short and sweet. Laser Tattoo Removal consists of many variables, but there are two important things that need to happen. First, a laser needs to shatter the tattoo ink, second, your immune system must be effective at removing the shattered ink particles through your Lymphatic system. It really boils down to that!

BROKEN-INK has state of the art lasers to break up that ink. We take care of the first step; the next step is all up to you and how effective your body's immune system is at removing that "BROKEN INK".

(See what I did there?)

Book your FREE Consultation today!


Top 6 Tips to speed up the tattoo removal process

1 - Drink water. Water makes up most of you Lymph fluid. Lymph is the liquid that flows through your body and is the superhighway your immune system uses to help get those broken ink particles into the lymph nodes and out of your body. The more hydrated you are, the more lymph can flow to clear the broken ink. If you are dehydrated, then the lymph works slower – taking more time to remove the ink. This equates to more time, treatments and more money.

2 - Lymphatic Drainage Massage. After your laser tattoo removal treatment heals (about 1 week after treatment) on the outside of your body, it has been proven to be extremely helpful to massage the area of the treatment and perform self-lymphatic drainage massages once or twice a day. These are very easy to do and especially helpful for those tattoos that are in a location far away from the heart and lymph nodes.

3 – Exercise. Keeping you body healthy in turn keeps your immune system healthy. Better circulation leads to better lymph movement, which is good for removing the broken ink particles more efficiently. Try to get at least 30 minutes a day of some type of exercise – even a daily brisk walk can help improve results.

4 - Vitamin B. Taking vitamin B every day can improve your immune system. Some of our clients have gone to the next level and had Vitamin B shots. Vitamin B is a proven way to increase the immune system to effectively improve tattoo fading and removal.

5 – Eat Clean & Healthy. A clean diet rich with vitamins and minerals is a great way to keep a healthy immune system. Eat organic fruits and vegetables, and fresh fish (Salmon). Stay away from sugars, fatty foods and processed foods.

6 – No Smoking Cigarettes! The tobacco in cigarettes is horrible for your body. Not only does it put a tremendous strain on your lungs, but it also is taxing to the immune system. Tobacco slows down you circulation by constricting the blood vessels and makes your body constantly go into repair mode, robbing the limited amount of white blood cells to remove your broken ink – this will cause a significant slowdown in the tattoo removal process and undoubtedly add multiple treatments and months of time for the removal process. We highly recommend quitting smoking before starting laser tattoo removal treatments. It is best to quit 2 months prior to your treatment, as this is the average time it takes for your body to get back to a normal state.


Remember to choose a Laser Tattoo Removal business that not only has the correct laser, but the knowledge and experience that goes along with it. BROKEN-INK has you covered on all things related to tattoo removal.

Book a FREE Consultation on our website:

It's easy and free! Click on the link above and go through a quick sign-up process with your name and basic information, then look at our calendar and choose a date and time that work best for your schedule. We look forward to seeing you and your tattoo!

Worried about parking in Philly? Parking is free! BROKEN-INK is located at 2418 E. York Street in Fishtown, PA. E. York Street has free parking on both sides of our wide street. Simply follow the directions to our Clinic – when you arrive at our block, look around for an open parking spot on either side of the street and pull in. Get out of your vehicle and look for our teal-blue door. There is a MedCoShare awning above the door. Walk in and have a seat in our spacious waiting room – we will meet you there!


2418 East York Street

Fishtown / Philadelphia, PA 19125


Text a photo of your tattoo for a free quote!


bottom of page