Our Tattoo Removal Program has helped thousands of people erase the emotionally painful reminders of their past by removing tattoos that are social barriers. Tattoo removal provides a gateway to employment, increased self-esteem, and improved social mobility. A volunteer team of doctors and nurse practitioners are the backbone of the program.
- Appointments are Monday-Saturday at 1719 W. Burnside St. in Portland.
- Tattoo Removal is a service reserved for people living below 200% of the federal poverty level.
|200% of Federal
|1||$2,010/month or $24,120/year|
|2||$2,707/month or $32,484/year|
|3||$3,403/month or $40,836/year|
|4||$4,100/month or $49,200/year|
|5||$4,797/month or $57,564/year|
Tattoo Removal Process
Outside In uses a Quanta Q+C laser to remove tattoos. The laser is a charged beam of light that passes through the surface of the skin to the ink in the tattoo. The laser breaks up large clumps of ink to form tiny particles. The small particles are then carried away by the skin’s immune system. Sessions are scheduled 6-8 weeks apart to give the immune system time to remove the ink particles.
It generally takes 5-12 sessions to remove a tattoo. The number of sessions depends on the type of ink that was used, how deep the tattoo is, and other factors. We remove most ink colors, including dark blue, black, red, orange, yellow, purple, blue, sky blue, green, and violet inks.
For pain management, Outside In uses a chiller during treatment.
The cost of your visit is based on a sliding fee scale, which ranges from $25-$55 per treatment, depending on your income and family size. Payment is due at each visit and we accept cash or credit card. We may ask for proof of income.
Steps for Tattoo Removal Enrollment
- Fill out an online application
- Have your medical provider complete a referral form and send it to Outside In.
- Once we have received the referral, you can schedule your first appointment.
For additional information, call 503.535.3902 or email.