Tattoo Removal

Many people get tattoos thinking at the time it’s a good idea and something they will always want. Of course this isn’t always the case, people grow tired of their tattoos and regret the decision of ever getting one. Whether it be because it is bad art work, it has faded or no longer applies the presence of an unwanted tattoo can be depressing and infuriating. There is however a solution to your unwanted tattoos and that’s through tattoo removal, a painful yet successful procedure.

Due to the depth at which a tattoo is inserted into the skin it can be a difficult and painful procedure to go through. The easiest inks to remove are the traditional blues and blacks, inks however have improved drastically and been modified to last longer and retain colour. This makes it more difficult for the tattoo to be removed however it can still be done.

The general method used for removing a tattoo is through the use of lasers.  The laser shoots short beams of light below the first layer of the skin causing it to be absorbed by the pigment. This in turns breaks down the tattoo into smaller bits which can then be removed by the body’s immune system.  A person who has a healthy immune system will find that it is easier for the ink to be broken down and removed than somebody who has an unhealthy immune system.

The pain of the treatment is described by many as an elastic band being flicked against the skin continuously. A lot of people are able to deal with the pain however those who find it difficult will be offered a numbing cream.

After the procedure it is common for the area to become sore and blistered, it will look unsightly for a number of days however the swelling and blistering will go down.  You will more than likely need to have the treatment carried out more than once for the tattoo to be fully removed. You can have up to 10 treatments depending on the size and colour of the tattoo.  The area of the skin may lighten but should return to normal after a couple of months. There is also a small risk of scarring depending on the person.

The cost of having a tattoo removed varies from tattoo to tattoo, larger tattoos will need more time to be removed meaning longer sessions and more money.  The prices can vary anywhere between £50 and £200, this will be discussed with you if you choose to go through with the procedure.

As well as laser removal there are also removal creams available on the market, these creams claim that they bond with the tattoo pigment and are then rejected by the body in the form of a scab.  It is however questioned just how reliable these creams are and if they do actually work.

Author Bio:

Jake is a keen writer who has a particular interest in tattoos. He is currently writing for Barber DTS a company that specialises in tattoo supplies such as tattoo machines.

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