Getting that first tattoo can be a great experience but what do you do when you regret the desission for the design, or the tattooist you chose falls short on their promise of a awesome design.
There are plenty of tattoo removal creams on the market but tread carefully with them. If you look at the photo above, this young Thai girl used a tattoo removal cream and did not look after the wound, yes she ended up with the tattoo removed, but what she was left with is truely scary.
You need to remember that a fresh tattoo is a open wound, and the opportunity to get infection is very high.
If you look at the photos, you can see that the original tattoo was actually quiet nice and tasteful, but what she has been left with after using tattoo removal cream and not looking after the infection is a huge scra that covers most of her young chest.
The whole story on this girl is that her boyfriend didn’t approve of the tattoo, and threatened that he would dump her if she didn’t remove it.
Now look at the huge scar she has on her chest as a life long reminder of being controlled by another person.
Be your own person, if you want to be someone who wears tattoo’s, wear them with pride and don’t let other dictate how you should live.
If you have a tattoo that reminds you of a bad time in your life, why get rid of it? The fact your alive and got through those tough times, is a reminder that you’re a strong person.
Another option to consider is getting your tattoo cover-up, meaning having another tattoo done on top of the old one to hide it. Having a cover-up done is very specialised if you want to be guaranteed a totally hidden result.
Normally a cover-up needs to be done in darker colours that the original, and normally larger than the original to ensure that the whole old tattoo is covered.
Sometimes with a cover-up of an extremely dark tattoo, laser tattoo removal can be done first to reduce the colour of the tattoo by 30%-50% which allows the cover-up to be done more easily.
You will need to go back many times, and heal fully in between. Each time the laser session happens, it will burn your skin, just like a hot iron, so healing will take a long time and you will go through considerably more pain than you did to get the tattoo in the first place.
There are a handful of symptoms you might see post-treatment, including blisters, swelling, raising of the tattoo, pinpoint bleeding, redness, and temporary darkening.