Do you have a tattoo that you just can’t stand the sight of? Perhaps it’s an old boyfriend’s name or something stupid you had while on holiday? These tattoos might seem like a wonderful idea at the time, but a few years down the line the tattoo begins to fade as does the love for your now ex boyfriend. Oops, predicament! You have a few options: have an artist design something to go over your tired tattoo. Get a new boyfriend with the same name as your ex boyfriend to save you any further hassle. Have your tattoo removed. But is it possible to completely remove an unwanted tattoo?
The answer for you, luckily, is yes! Hooray, now you have your pick of the boys rather than just the blokes labelled ‘Jeff’. So, how does it work?
You will need to have a consultation with a company such as Vamoose tattoo removal. Do your research to see which company appeals to you. Read reviews!
You’ll need to tell the company about your skin, and anything that could affect the removal process.
At the end of your consultation, you should have a rough idea of how many sessions you’ll need to get rid of your tattoo.
It totally depends on your tattoo as to how many sessions you need. A tattoo drawn by an amateur might only need one session. A different tattoo may take 10 sessions. If you’re having a cover up, lightening your tattoo to make it less visible could take up to 4 sessions. This is why a consultation is essential so you know how many sessions and how much you’re expected to pay.
The process doesn’t take very long at all; anywhere from 2-10 minutes. The pain you feel will depend on your personal threshold. Some say it doesn’t hurt, others can just about bear it.
Some people might prefer to use natural methods to get rid of their tattoos, but this can be risky. Using abrasive substances like sand powder and aloe vera gel can fade your tattoo over time, but you’ll need to be patient. It depends on how patient you are and how much you’d like to spend. If you want your tattoo removed in the most efficient time possible regardless of price, then I’d say you should visit a professional company. If you don’t mind doing it yourself and making your tattoo fade out over a significant amount of time, then go ahead. Just make sure any method you use is sensible – you don’t want to make yourself bleed or sore!
Although it’s possible to get rid of an unwanted tattoo, that doesn’t mean you should think about it any less. You’ll feel so much more confident if you think about it properly! Ask yourself these questions before having your ink:
Will the novelty wear off of this tattoo?
Does this tattoo mean something to me?
Have I looked at this artist’s portfolio?
Am I willing to spend the money required for a quality tattoo?
Tattoos can look great providing you put the right amount of thought into them. Be sensible!