What Is Saline Tattoo Removal?

Salient tattoo removal is a process by which unwanted pigment is removed with a saline solution (salt + purified water). The process requires incisions to be made on the tattooed skin. The procedure is similar to microblading and tattooing but instead of injecting ink underneath the skin, the tattoo pigment is being pulled out. 

How Does it Work?

The saline removal procedure is done to reverse the results of the microblading procedure and it is one of the most popular methods of microblading removal. The procedure is done step-by-step to make sure it goes smoothly.


The first thing the technician does is to apply numbing cream to help minimize the pain. Then he will sterilize the eyebrow region.

Then he will use a pen-like tool similar to a tattoo gun, to make incisions on the eyebrow tattoo. The incisions are deposited with the saline solution to help remove permanent ink pigments.

Basically, the solution will break the pigment and help in pulling out pigment from the outer surface of your eyebrow skin. This step is called the osmosis process.

Once the pigment gets extracted, the wound heals into a scab. Once the scab falls off you’ll find your tattoo to be lighter.

The healing process for saline removal takes about 8-10 weeks. The duration of healing can vary according to skin type. 

The number of saline tattoo removal sessions you might require will be determined once your skin has healed after the first session.

Saline Removal using LI-FT

LI-FT is a type of saline removal solution that is one of the safest and most effective solutions. It provides the best results possible. It is produced by using high-quality ingredients and formulation techniques. The main ingredients of LI-FT are purified water, salt, lemon, and orange seed extracts making it the safest option for your skin.

What can the client expect during and after treatments?

As a client, you should expect some minor bleeding and some bruising during the saline tattoo removal process. The treated area will remain tender for a few days. Most clients state that the procedure is less painful as compared to the microblading procedure.

As the incisions start to heal, scabs will start to form over the course of a few weeks. Fading will happen gradually over several months.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

The saline tattoo removal procedure will make your eyebrows lighter and fade them over time.


The saline removal technique is safe for all skin types. Salt removal is safer and has fewer risks of hyperpigmentation, blistering, and scarring than laser removal treatments.


Once your skin has healed after the eyebrow tattoo removal you can get it re-tattooed.

Who are the best candidates?

The best candidates are ones who are patient and have plenty of time at hand to get their eyebrow tattoo removed. They should also be willing to follow aftercare instructions.


However, clients who are on blood-thinning medications or who want immediate results are not ideal candidates for saline removal and other similar removal techniques.


You have small tattoos that are no bigger than a deck of cards. Or you have cosmetic tattoos such as microblading/permanent eyebrows. 

You don’t have any severe skin or health conditions that may prolong healing.


Your tattoos are large, then you should opt for laser removal. 

Your skin is prone to keloid scars and you are diabetic.

What final results can the client expect?

One thing you should keep in mind is that this procedure will not miraculously remove your tattoo. It will lighten your tattoo and you might need to have multiple sessions before you get the results you want.

What Does Aftercare Look Like?

Saline tattoo removal requires a lot of care for the wound to heal. 

Right after the procedure, you should let the wound dry heal. If you work at a place with a high risk of contact from external factors( schools, gyms, hospitals) you should cover the wound to avoid any infections.

Remember, that you should never pull off the scab that has formed over your wound. You should let it fall off naturally otherwise the wound will not heal properly. It might also stop the osmosis process and the ink fragments will not be pulled off completely. 

Some clients can experience drainage of lymph fluid from the wound. They should pat the area with clean tissue paper, and should not rub it.

You should also avoid using any cosmetic products or makeup on the treated region. The use of makeup products can delay the healing and might even infect the area.

Moreover, you should avoid taking showers after the treatment for a few days. But if you have to shower you should use covering pads that are prescribed to you by your esthetician.

Once your scab falls off naturally, you will be prescribed by your aesthetician to use a supplement. Most of the time it is vitamin E oil that helps in re-hydrating the skin.

Get Your Saline Microblading Removal In Los Angeles At Lily The Pink

We hope the above-stated information will help you in making the decision when choosing between different methods of removal. 

With numerous clinics that have opened up everywhere, it can be extremely difficult to opt for one of them. It will require you to do a lot of research and homework at your end to be a hundred percent sure about the quality of service provided by that certain clinic.

At Lily The Pink we make sure that you have peace of mind and you feel at ease before undergoing any permanent makeup procedure. 

Our mission is to make our clients feel confident and happy with their bodies and satisfied with the results.

If you happen to live in Los Angeles, CA, you can get your saline microblading removal treatment by Lily The Pink Permanent Makeup LA. They specialize in methods of removal for permanent makeup and have a flawless track record with one of the best permanent makeup artists in the city.