Laser treatment is not very expensive, but yes more expensive than cover up tattoos. Laser treatment will be of great help as it will remove the old tattoo entirely, but it can be very painful. However, It may depend on the size and the area of your tattoo, whether your treatment is going to be painful or not. If you have a tattoo packed with pigments, it might be a little challenging to remove. Sometimes you have to attend many removal sessions to lighten up your tattoo completely. It will be best to discuss it with your artist as they will give you the best advice based on your skin texture and tattoo.