Whether you decided to get a tattoo in a moment of youthful exuberance or you just have some ink that you decide isn’t very “you” anymore, you don’t have to worry about being stuck with it forever. Although most people may think that tattoos are a permanent thing that stays with you for the rest of your life, there are ways to rid yourself of unwanted ink.
In fact, there are many different things you can try yourself, or have a professional do, that can make your tattoo fade away to a distant memory. If you have a regrettable tattoo, or if you just want to get rid of some ink for any reason, here are some of the things you can try to make your skin look as good as new.
This is by far the most popular and well-known way to remove a tattoo. You go to a professional who uses a laser to remove the ink over several sessions.
The laser basically erases the tattoo from your skin by breaking down the pigments in the ink. This is a highly effective way of removing tattoos of any size, although the bigger the tattoo is, the more sessions you will have to sit through.
Laser tattoo removal can be expensive, but it is the best way to ensure that the tattoo is gone for good. The process can also be painful, but really no more so than the sessions you sat through to get the ink done in the first place. You will begin to see results after just the first session, and by the end of your treatment, you will no longer be able to tell that you had a tattoo in the first place.
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This is a do-it-yourself way to get rid of a tattoo. Wrecking Balm is a microdermabrasion — think of it as fine sandpaper lotion — that slowly rubs away the unwanted ink.
A bottle of Wrecking Balm can be expensive, depending on where you live, but it does seem to have good results. The process takes a long time –sometimes up to six months — so you have to be diligent about applying the product every day. It is also not designed for large tattoos, meaning that if the ink is much larger than the palm of your hand, you should avoid using the product.
The process is relatively painless, at least as painless as using a scrubbing soap for your face, so you don’t have to worry about hurting yourself. You should also check with a dermatologist to make sure that there are no ingredients in the balm that you are allergic to or will cause a rash.
If you don’t want to get rid of the tattoo yourself, you can also opt for plastic surgery. This is another popular way to remove tattoos, and it is relatively painless.
Plastic surgery can be a little expensive, but it’s the quickest way to get rid of unwanted ink. You simply check in with a plastic surgeon and they graft skin on top of the tattoo, effectively hiding it. The process takes just one session, but you may have to stay overnight in the hospital to make sure that there are no side effects.
As with laser removal, the cost of the surgery will depend on the size of your tattoo, but it can be well worth it if you have a large piece that you want to be removed quickly and painlessly. You will need a few consultation sessions with the surgeon before you can be approved the procedure.
There are also several painless creams on the market that can help you remove your tattoo yourself. This process takes a long time, up to nine months, and you will use several different creams.
The first cream will prepare your skin for the other two creams, which begin to break down the ink and finally remove it altogether. Although the process takes a long time, this is one of the easiest and painless ways to get rid of your tattoos. You can also use the cream on any size tattoo, although if it’s especially large, it will take even more cream and even longer to complete the process.
Just because you have a tattoo doesn’t mean it’s permanent. These are just a few of the ways you can rid yourself of unwanted ink.
Victor Beyer, the owner and founder of Rethink the Ink, is a world-renowned expert in the tattoo removal process; in fact, certified technicians from around the world travel to Rethink the Inks Denver studio to train on the advanced techniques we are using. Victor Beyer has been helping people enter the laser tattoo removal industry from all over the world. He has provided tattoo removal education to some of the industries top medical and professional leaders. He won’t give you unnecessary information to fill time he gets right to the heart of tattoo removal. As the owner of multiple businesses, Victor is able to provide some insight from the perspective of a practitioner and owner. He looks forward to starting your journey or helping you with your journey in laser tattoo removal.