Some say that the treatment feels like a rubber band snapping on the skin. This may be so in the last treatments, but we advise that everyone takes a Neurofen or voltaren tablet an hour before, (as long as your stomach tolerated anti-inflamatories) before the treatment. We also apply an anaesthetic cream over the tattoo an hour before hand as well. (We do not charge for this medication) . At the time of treatment we cool the skin down to a very low temperature. You will still feel some pain, but we adjust the amount of energy in the laser so that is well tolerated. Fortunately most treatments are very fast.