Southwest Tattoo Removal Program is changing the lives of many across Texas. Our mission is to provide to all low-cost tattoo removal that opens jobs and better job opportunities, to obtain employment or enter the military or police force free from prejudice or discrimination.

This professional laser tattoo removal starting at $45 dollars per session and is open to everyone.

At Southwest Tattoo Removal, our expert staff uses the world's most advanced laser technology to safely remove your tattoo with faster fading and flawless results. We are also a nonprofit organization, our goal is to impact the San Antonio Community by providing a removal service that is affordable for everyone. If the tattoo you have no longer reflects who you see in the mirror, Southwest Tattoo Removal can help, so contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our tattoo removal experts!




I am Loretta Kent, RN. And I am the founder of the nonprofit, Southwest Tattoo Removal Program in 2018. While working in the hospital setting for a number of years, I became intrigued with tattoos. Often, patients would share with me their regrets with ink but could not see a way to afford tattoo removal. Working through a desire to help, the program was built and opened with a small footprint which has grown over the years to requiring two regular staff.

Using a laser, I really change my clients' lives by giving them second chances to clear skin. Everyone deserves an even playing field and I'm just excited that I can help contribute to that.


Nicole Miller

Laser Certified and Laser Safety Officer

I am Nicole Miller and started with the program as a participant and then a volunteer. Now, I am employed by the program and thrilled to be a big part in the program moving forward.

I personally benefited by having my tattoo removed from my neck which I am proud to show to prove the laser works.



Think you're stuck with your tattoo and regret it for the rest of your life? Nothing to worry about, we're here to help you with that!

Imagine how great clear skin will look and change your overall appearance when the ink is gone. There is no time line now to start the process.



How many treatments will I need?

For complete removal, most people will need between 5 to 12 treatments. For fading preparation for a cover-up, you may only need 2 to 4 treatments. Since every tattoo is different, the number of treatments needed is unique for everyone and depends on a variety of factors, including: Tattoo age, Tattoo location, Tattoo colors, skin type, ink density, type of tattoo, pre-existing scarring, personal health and sun exposure.

How long does it take to see results?

Most customers will see significant fading within their first few treatments. Your body is totally responsible for removing the ink debris after a treatment to break the ink particles. Our estimate of 5 to 12 treatments times 6-8 weeks between treatments will give you an idea of how long it will take. It is a journey and you have to trust the process. This is the latest technology for safely removing tattoo ink at this time.

Can you fade my tattoo for a cover-up or only remove a specific part of my tattoo?

Yes! SW Tattoo Removal is the expert in all things tattoo removal, from complete tattoo removal, fading for cover-ups, and selective tattoo removal - we do it all!

Are there any side effects?

As long as proper aftercare is applied, you shouldn't experience any severe side effects. Laser tattoo removal is the safest method for removing and treating unwanted ink. Our Astanza lasers safely penetrate through the epidermis and target only the ink particles in the dermis layer while leaving the surrounding skin tissue unharmed. We use FDA-approved technology and custom laser protocols to ensure the safest treatments. The only side effects you may experience are temporary redness, itchiness, scabbing, blistering, swelling, hyperpigmentation, or hypopigmentation. Again, these side effects are temporary and part of the healing process.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

The laser sensation is tolerable and is often described as a rubber band snapping against the skin. Whereas people with good pain tolerance have said the laser feels similar to getting a tattoo. Luckily, laser tattoo removal takes a fraction of the time it takes to apply a tattoo.

How long are treatments?

Depending on the size of your tattoo and your tolerance, treatments last anywhere from a few seconds to 15 minutes. SW Tattoo Removal offers skin numbing solutions to help alleviate your skin and provide maximum comfort.

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

SW Tattoo Removal offers complimentary consultations and affordable treatment pricing based on the size of your tattoo. For those who qualify for free through the program, we will tell you during the consultation. We also provide treatment packages and discounts for larger tattoos such as sleeves or large areas to help you save more upfront.


Monday - 9 am to 5 pm

Wednesday - 9 am to 5 pm

Friday - 9 am to 5 pm

Saturday - 9 am to 3 pm

Tuesday and Thursday: CLOSED

South West Tattoo Removal

Phone Number: (210) 420-8385


Address: 3424 SW Military Dr #604,

San Antonio, TX 78211

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