24 June 2017

Laser Tattoo Removal: The First Session

I've had this tattoo since i was 18. Young, stupid and with £25 in my pocket i wandered into a tattoo shop and picked the cheapest one. I was so excited, except two weeks after; i hated it. I hated it with a passion. It's true what they say kids, think about the tattoo's you are getting and don't do a Bev and act on impulse. 

It's taken me 8 years to work up the courage to look at getting it removed. It's on the side of my right hand, so i often forgot it was there, until i met people and they stared at it or asked questions. I decided now was the time to take the plunge and book my first appointment. 

I contacted Good Vibrations tattoo studio in Sheffield and had a consultation that same week. As it's on the side of my hand, they recommended having one session every 2 months to give time for the skin to heal. They explained that the laser breaks up the ink under the skin and then it's up to your immune system to get rid of it. This is why they can't tell you exactly how many sessions you need as they can never tell how your body will react to it. I had a patch test that day and off i went. It's £25 for each session i have, which is a lot less than i thought i would be paying.

How does it feel?....

It feels like a very very strong and sharp electric shock on your skin. The patch test wasn't so bad as i only had about 5 shots however, my first whole session the pain is so much more intense when they continue. Once it was finished, it felt like i had burnt my hand on the oven. A kind of sore burn feel. The side of my hand swelled up and you could see all the little water dots under my skin from where the laser hit. 

Fast forward a couple of hours and my hand was so swollen the tattoo looks blurred. I applied a cold compress as advised to reduce the swelling and applied aloe vera gel to help with the healing process of the skin. 

A couple of days later, my skin started to blister on parts of the tattoo which eventually burst. They confirmed this was completely normal and the blisters meant the skin was healing itself. 

Currently, the skin is itchy and still broken where it's blistered. I'm still applying aloe vera gel and wearing a plaster where new blisters form so it doesn't get infected but i can really tell it's faded already. The patch test area has already faded a lot and i can't wait to watch it's progress between now and my next appointment. 

Straight After


Two Hours After 


Two Days Later


One Week Later


Next update coming August 2017 after my next appointment!

B...x




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  2. I have gone through a laser tattoo removal (in Montreal and California) and I would absolutely NOT recommend anyone to do it…

    If you go through the usual laser removal methods. Which I do not recommend, not only that it will leave marks on your skin, so in reality, the tattoo will still be kind of visible if you know where to look. It is a very long process. And to be honest, very costly.

    I had a hook up from a friend, and I have only paid 4000$ for 12 sessions. Which is a whole lot of money, but if I had to pay the full price, I would spend at least 6500$.

    This also depends on where do you live, but in general, it is costly. And it took ages to finish, they have recommended me at max one session per month. So I have ended up getting rid of this tattoo for more than a year and a half, and to be honest, the tattoo was quite small. It was significant as a can of coke. If I had a more massive tattoo, it would take a longer time and more session, which means more $$$$.

    Laserless tattoo removal is where it's at.

    Unfortunately, at the time of my tattoo removal, I did not know this, I know about this only thanks to my brother, which bought this program last year.

    This has a few pros and few cons. It works, and he was able to do it himself. Well, you have to do it yourself or ask someone to do it for you.

    It is a long process, but I believe he has spent just a couple bucks on this ebook. It is definitely way cheaper than any tattoo removal cream I have bought.

    And how long it will take to remove the tattoo with this method varies from person to person, their age and their skin. My brother got rid of his tattoo with in four months, I believe, and his tattoo was at least twice as big mine was.

    I am not sure, if he were supposed to do something to treat it every day, I would have to call him about it, but hey it works and out of all of these options it is the cheapest one and yes you might spend more time on this than on laser removal, but your tattoo will be gone sooner than if you would go with the laser removal option.

    To be honest, I do not know that many things about this, but I just did a quick google search and here is a great review of it: https://laserlesstattooremovalkit.com/dorian-daviss-laserless-tattoo-removal-guide-review/

    To my knowledge, this is the only 100% natural option out here in 2019 to get rid of your tattoos.

    I really hope this helps someone out there.

    Good luck!

    Jake

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