Jared Leto Seeks Tattoo Removal after Filming “The Joker”
Did Jared Leto get laser tattoo removal? In a recent SLATE magazine article, there is an interesting discussion about the latest Joker movie (aka “the Snyder Cut”) and removing a forehead tattoo since the Joker’s last appearance in the 2017 Justice League, played by Jared Leto.
The questions circling the rumor mills regarding the Joker tattoo removal include:
- Would the Joker get a “Damaged” tattoo on his forehead in the first place?
- Why would the Joker get his tattoo removed?
- How much does it cost to remove a tattoo?
- What are the different ways to remove a tattoo?
- How does laser tattoo removal work?
- How much would it cost the Joker to remove his tattoo?
- How long does it take to remove a tattoo with laser tattoo removal?
As the leading laser tattoo removal school in the United States, we thought they were interesting questions and were excited to be quoted in the original article.
Here are the answers to the article’s questions from the laser tattoo removal experts at New Look Laser College.
Would the Joker get a “Damaged” tattoo on his forehead in the first place?
We can’t answer that with any certainty, but millions of people get tattoos every year for various reasons. If you have watched any of the Joker movies or know anything about the Joker character, you already know he is a pretty deranged person. If we have to choose a side, we will go with “Yes” the Joker would undoubtedly get a Damaged tattoo on his forehead.
Why would the Joker get the tattoo removed?
The reasons people suffer from tattoo regret are varied, but some of the most common laser tattoo removal motivations are:
- They got the tattoo at a young age, and their tastes have changed, and their old tattoo no longer matches their identity or current interests.
- They want a fresh start and new job opportunity (this is especially true with visible tattoos and working in the service industry).
- They recently went through a breakup and no longer want their ex’s name tattooed on their skin.
- They want to make room for new artwork or fade an existing tattoo for a cover-up tattoo.
- They’ve started a family and want to remove the permanent “stickers” their children keep asking about.
- Their original tattoo didn’t turn out the way they wanted, or their tattoo artist wasn’t as professional as they thought (aka they permanently misspelled something on their arm.)
How much does it cost to get a tattoo removed?
For a point of reference, the average tattoo removal treatment costs about $200 to $225 and takes only 15 minutes to complete (this includes time for the consultation and aftercare).
What are the different ways to get a tattoo removed?
- Tattoo Removal through Surgical Excision, Dermabrasion, Salabrasion
- Tattoo Removal through Injections
- Tattoo Removal Ineffective Topical Creams
- Laser Tattoo Removal: The Safest, Most Effective Method for Removing Tattoos
Methods like surgical excision, dermabrasion, and salabrasion may remove a tattoo, but they’re very invasive and almost always result in scarring. Acid injections and chemical peels are other invasive methods for removing tattoos. They work by dissolving several layers of skin or flushing out the ink by bringing the ink to the skin’s surface. Not only is this procedure extremely painful, but it also warrants a variety of unwanted side effects and often results in scarring.
While topical creams may be successful in marketing great results, their claims are false. Tattoo ink is embedded deep in the skin’s dermis, and topical creams simply do not penetrate deep enough into the skin to target and remove trapped ink particles. Instead, they use ingredients like bleach that create an illusion of fading without generating effective, long-term results.
Laser tattoo removal is the safest, most effective method for removing tattoos. This procedure is FDA-cleared, non-invasive, and can penetrate deep into the skin’s dermis and treat tattoo ink without damaging any surrounding tissue.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
During a laser tattoo removal procedure, the practitioner guides a laser over the area of the tattoo. Unlike a laser pointer that produces a continuous beam of light, tattoo removal lasers produce pulses of light energy.
Each pulse of energy penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the tattoo ink. As the tattoo ink particles absorb the energy, they heat up and shatter into tiny fragments. Then, over the weeks following treatment, the body’s immune system naturally flushes the tattoo ink particles through the lymphatic system, lightening the tattoo’s appearance. Each laser treatment breaks down more and more of the tattoo ink until none remains.
How much would it cost the Joker to get that tattoo removed?
As the article states, the cost to remove a tattoo varies across providers. Most providers charge by the tattoo’s size, while other providers charge according to their practice’s location. The article references a few different price points, including:
Based on the Joker’s tattoo size, the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York would charge $450–$600 per session for a total of $1,350 to $3,000. Meanwhile, Clean Slate would charge $200–$600 per session, bringing the Joker’s total cost anywhere between $2,000 to $3,200.
How long does it take to remove a tattoo with laser tattoo removal?
This time it takes to see complete tattoo removal is dependent on the number of treatments a tattoo is assigned plus the 6 to 8 week healing period required between laser sessions. A patient who needs five treatments to remove their tattoo may see complete results after seven months, whereas patients who want to fade their tattoo for a cover-up may only need 1 or 2 treatments over 3 to 4 months. Every patient and tattoo is unique, and the rate at which a patient heals is also unique, so this answer varies for every individual.
Do you have further questions about laser tattoo removal? In that case, you can read our laser tattoo removal FAQs or sign up for a course to get certified by clicking here, or you can find a practitioner to get a tattoo removed by clicking here.