The discomfort from the procedure ends as soon as the session is over. Some people report no discomfort after the session while others say it feels like a slight sunburn for a day or so. Itching is very common, especially after the second session or so due to the histamines that are released by the body in response to the laser treatment and the breaking up of the ink. Itching usually lasts a day or so and Benadryl can be used to counteract the itching.