After several years a tattoo might lose its luster. And the wearer finds the once treasured tattoo no longer suits their lifestyle. Funny how time and circumstances change people. Many of us never think ahead about the ramifications associated with getting a scandalous tattoo design. That macho skull and cross bones tattoo on an arm will not look so fabulous when applying for a job with a conservative law firm. Or that “Hello Kitty” design on the ankle draws stares from job interviewers who are looking for one good reason to decline your application. And what about those who tattoo a former flames name on their chest? Well, they have a lot of explaining to do!
Celebs & Tattoo’s
Many famous celebs use tattoos like a fashion statement or a perverse right of passage. And this has influenced star struck fans. And of course many people get a tattoo on a dare without thinking about the consequences. What happens when they no longer want that tattoo? Well, removing a tattoo is often a long and very expensive task. Let’s explore a few tattoo removal methods.
Tattoo Removal Methods
Laser Tattoo Removal is the most popular tattoo removal method. The process involves removing the tattoo pigment under the skin. The laser is applied to the tattoo on the skin. The bodies cells respond by removing the treated cells, thus making the tattoo appear to fade. The laser process usually takes several application.
Excision is another popular tattoo removal method. Excision involves numbing the area around the tattoo and then the tattoo is surgically removed.
Dermabrasion involves spraying the tattoo with a solution to freeze the skin. And then the skin is rubbed with an abrasion tool which peels the skin thus removing the tattoo.
Salabrasion is an ancient method used to remove tattoos. The skin and surrounding area is numbed. A solution made with tap water and salt is applied to the skin. An abrading instrument is used on the skin. When the skin turns red the abrasion technique is stopped. Then a dressing is applied to the area.
Tattoo Removal Cost
Alright, so we know tatto removal is time consuming and very expensive. But, the cost to remove tattoos usually depends on the laser removal center. Most centers base the price they charge on how large the tattoo area is on the skin and the number of colors in the tattoo. So, if your tattoo has a dozen vibrant colors … it’s gonna cost plenty to remove!
Tattoo Removal Options
Rejuvi Tattoo Removal uses a special formulated cream that bonds with the original tattoo ink and draws it to the skin surface. The cream is very effective, according to the manufacturers. Complete removal of the tattoo often only takes three or four sessions.
Wrecking Balm Tattoo Removal SystemFDA approved system to remove tattoos. Includes a cream to fade the tattoo and a cover-up cream. Manufacturers state the product completely removes the tattoo.
Henna tattoo uses natural plant dye called henna to stain the skin. This type of tattoo does not use needles. And the color last about 2 to 3 weeks. The FDA has approved the use of henna in hair dyes but not for tattoos. There is also another product called Black Henna. This so-called black henna contains
coal tar color p-phenylenediamine, also known as PPD. This ingredient may cause mild to serious allergic reactions in some individuals when applied directly to the skin.
In conclusion, always think very carefully before getting a tattoo. Is it really what you want? The tattoo just might be with you for a very long time.
Proverb – “Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.”