Global Tattoo Removal Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Analysis Report – Segmented By Procedure (Laser-Based Devices, Active Laser, Passive Laser, RF Devices and Ultrasound Devices), End User and Region - Industry Forecast From 2024 to 2029

Published: January, 2024
ID: 6133
Pages: 175

Global Tattoo Removal Market Size (2023 to 2028)

The size of the global tattoo removal market is anticipated to reach USD 301.8 Million in 2023. Furthermore, this market is estimated to register a CAGR of 6.70% from 2023 to 2028 and be worth USD 417.6 million by 2028. 

Tattoo removal has been performed with various tools since the history of tattooing. Once tattoos are considered permanent, they can be removed entirely or partially with treatments. Before developing laser tattoo removal methods, standard techniques included dermabrasion, Trichloroacetic acid, cryosurgery, Sal abrasion, and excision, which is sometimes still used along with skin grafts for larger tattoos. Early tattoo removal forms included lime, garlic, pigeon excrement, injection, or wine application.


The rising demand for non-invasive techniques and safe treatment devices to remove tattoos propels the tattoo removal market's growth.

Effective tattoo removal technologies that help remove multiple ink colors without harming the surrounding skin are crucial. The rising need for the proper tattoo removal technologies that cause minor patient discomfort among adult populations is one of the key factors accelerating the tattoo removal market growth. Many vital manufacturers focus on developing advanced products like creams, devices, gels, etc., which results in fewer side effects and drives the market forward. Picosecond technology offers advanced laser tattoo removal technology when compared with nanosecond technology. It is ultra-fast picosecond laser removal technology with less risk and pain and faster and fewer treatment sessions. Picosecond lasers are performed in a personalized manner. These are also used to remove the colored tattoo. The introduction of multicolor tattoo removal devices has facilitated removing the most popular ink colors and enables faster treatment. In many emerging economies, the rising affordability of advanced tattoo removal treatments among populations is a prominent factor fuelling the market's growth. It is attributed mainly to the increasing percentage of insurance coverage.

In addition, the adoption of next-generation tattoo removal laser devices is growing at a considerable rate, which is anticipated to offer opportunities in the market. The increasing popularity of laser treatment technologies is expected to bring more growth possibilities to market participants. Furthermore, factors such as increasing income after the deduction of taxes and social security charges are expected to generate more scope to explore for the existing players in the global tattoo removal market. In addition, advanced technologies of laser treatments lead to new ways to remove the tattoo, such as intense pulsed light therapy, which are new opportunities for the market's growth.


However, several risks associated with tattoo treatment sessions, such as blisters, scarring, and discoloration, are vital factors restricting their demand. Stringent laws are another significant factor expected to diminish the market's growth rate. Lack of awareness of the tattoo removal procedure and lack of dermatology clinics that perform the tattoo removal process in some regions are the factors that hamper the market growth. The high cost of treatment in some regions also hampers the market growth.

Impact of COVID-19 on the global tattoo removal market:

COVID-19 is an inimitable public health emergency that has affected almost all sectors, including the medical field. COVID-19 has negatively impacted the tattoo removal market. The crisis has affected tattoo removal clinics, studios, medical spas, and parlors due to the lockdown. The pandemic situation has resulted in a limited number of tattoo removal procedures being observed. The beauty and comfort sector faces challenges in its manufacturing and supply chain, like delivering products to end-users and uneven demand for products and services. The Tattoo Removal Market faced a period of short-term negative growth because of the temporary closure of end-user facilities, including spas and beauty centers, and a decline in product demand from major end-users. Non-emergency visits, people are disappointed in clinics, and elective tattoo removal procedures are postponed and rescheduled.




Market Size Available

2022 to 2028

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 to 2028

Segments Covered

By Procedure, End-User, and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Challenges; PESTLE Analysis; Porter's Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview of Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


This market research report on the global tattoo removal market has been segmented and sub-segmented based on the procedure, end-user, and region.

Tattoo Removal Market - By Procedure:

  • Laser-Based Devices
  • Active Laser
  • Passive Laser
  • RF Devices
  • Ultrasound Devices

Based on the procedure, laser-based tattoo removal devices accounted for a leading share of the global market in 2022 and are expected to witness prominent growth throughout the forecast period owing to the growing adoption and demand for these devices. In addition, continuous technological advancements in this segment are further fuelling its growth of this segment.

The ultrasound devices segment is another lucrative segment and is growing at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period in the global tattoo removal market. Ultrasound devices use a high-intensity light beam to remove the tattoo by breaking the pigments. The demand for these devices to grow during the forecast period owing to increasing efforts by the key market participants to develop advanced tattoo removal devices using ultrasound.

Tattoo Removal Market - By End User:

  • Dermatology Clinics
  • Beauty Clinics

The dermatology clinics segment had the highest global market share in 2021. Increasing adoption of tattoo removal devices in dermatology clinics is one of the major factors propelling the growth of this segment. Dermatology clinics have the latest technological devices to solve any tattoo removal situation. As a result, most are choosing dermatology clinics over beauty clinics for tattoo removal needs considering the expertise, safety, and availability of various treatment options.

Tattoo Removal Market - By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

Regionally, the North American tattoo removal market accounted for a significant global market share in 2022, owing to the growing demand for tattoo removal services. An increase in the number of tattoo parlors, a significant population with tattoos, and the availability of advanced procedures are primarily propelling the tattoo removal market in North America. As a result, the U.S. market had the largest share of the North American region in 2022. As a result, the growing desire for non-invasive methods and the increased popularity of these techniques are expected to drive the tattoo removal market further in the United States. In addition, the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States in 2020 pulled the growth rate back for a short time, as tattoo removal treatments were put on hold to prevent the virus from spreading. However, since the start of the new normalization, the market has been gaining traction and is anticipated to grow at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period.

The European tattoo removal market is a promising regional market and held the second-largest global market share in 2022. The UK accounted for a promising share of the European market in 2021. In the United Kingdom, one in nine people undergoes tattoo removal treatment. Nearly 40% of people in the United Kingdom have this tattoo removal procedure. Some of the reasons for tattoo removal are that some people regret having a tattoo when they reach a certain age, and some worry that having tattoos will hamper getting a job.

Due to a rise in the number of people getting tattoos in nations like Japan and India, the Asia Pacific tattoo removal market is expected to be the fastest-growing area. Rising disposable income, particularly in developing nations, is expected to boost growth. Many people in these nations choose tattoo removal operations as their lives change. The need for new tattoo removal methods will likely rise as these nations' technological advancements continue. Additionally, tattoo removals for personal and professional reasons contribute to market development.

The Latin American tattoo removal market is anticipated to grow at a steady CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing cost of laser treatment and changing lifestyles are the factors that drive the market forward in this region. Most people want to remove their tattoos and want to update according to the world. Most people in this region are interested in having a trending tattoo by removing the older one.

The tattoo removal market in the Middle East and Africa had a minimal share of the global market in 2022. In this region, people use creams and solutions as their first preference for removing tattoos. These are used by people whose skin effect by laser treatment. In some areas in this region, those working in their houses also should not have these tattoos. Increasing advanced technology in tattoo removal in this region with no pain and no side effects will drive the market forward.


Companies playing a prominent role in the Global Tattoo Removal Market profiled in this report are Alma Lasers, Ltd., Fotona d.d., Sciton Inc., EL.En. S.p.A., Lynton Lasers Ltd., Solta Medical Inc., Lumenis Ltd., Cynosure, Inc., Syneron Medical Ltd., Lutronic Corporation, and Cutera Inc. The global report provides insights into the competitive rivalry, supplier and buyer position in the market, and opportunities for the new entrants to remove the tattoo devices market during the foreseen period.


  • In 2022, Paris-based Ray studios invested $3 million to bring the advanced technology in tattoo removal to scale globally.
  • In 2022, Delete Tattoo Removal & Medical Salon introduced a new tattoo removal process called the Delete Method. This method removes ink and treats the adverse effects of tattooing and tattoo removal.
  • In 2022, Navarre Beach Tattoo Company has extended its services to include laser tattoo removal and fading for cover-ups featuring the Astanza Duality laser.
  • In 2021, AUSTIN, TX, is the two companies that rapidly partnered with each other to develop the tattoo removal business.
  • In 2020, Lumenis Ltd. launched the latest innovation, the NuEra Tight with FocalRF technology which is used for personalized body treatments to a patient's specific needs.
  • In December 2019, Lutronic, a leading developer of intelligent energy-based medical devices, announced the new LASEMD ULTRA during the live patient demonstration at the cosmetic surgery forum.
  • In December 2019, Soliton, a tattoo removal company, sought to ride a wave of millennial disappointment by providing removal services in only 2 or 3 office visits instead of 10 to 15.
  • In February 2019, Cutera Inc. announced the launch of its best-in-class excel V+ laser platform. The excel V+ platform is an advanced technology with 50% more power and treatment speed, optimized delivery systems, and unparalleled precision in treating vascular lesions and pigmentation concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much was the global tattoo removal market worth in 2021?

The global tattoo removal market size was valued at USD 265.1 million in 2021.

Which segment by procedure dominated the tattoo removal market in 2021?

The procedures through laser devices segment accounted for the leading share of the tattoo removal market in 2021.

Which region had the major share in the tattoo removal market in 2021?

The North American region dominated the tattoo removal market in 2021.

What are some of the promising companies in the tattoo removal market?

Alma Lasers, Ltd., Fotona d.d., Sciton Inc., EL.En. S.p.A., Lynton Lasers Ltd., Solta Medical Inc., Lumenis Ltd., Cynosure, Inc., Syneron Medical Ltd., Lutronic Corporation, and Cutera Inc. are some of the noteworthy companies in the tattoo removal market.

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