Some say they are a reflection to one’s personality, while some get them to pay tribute to the loved ones. Tattoos speak your words, don’t they? But, you can’t rule time. Sometimes, consequences occur that provoke you to get those bad memories ward off from your life. So, if you have any unwanted tattoo somewhere that you don’t wish to have anymore, get it removed, easily. Check out how.
Some people have an addiction to tattoos and some others have tats that remind them of an addiction. Once someone kicks an addiction like ending up a relation, drug or alcohol abuse, etc., they often try to remove the memories that remind them of their past addictions. Also, having tattoos might prevent you from getting a job sometimes. These are some reasons that might push people to have their tattoos removed.
There are various ways to get those bad memories removed. Have a look:
- Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
Usually known as IPL, this intense pulsed light therapy technique is skin enhancer usually used by tattoo spas. This technique is based on removing a tattoo using high intensity light. The method involves a gel being applied on the skin and exposing it to throbs of light coming from an instrument called ‘Wand’.
IPL is less painful and successful. However, the price of each light pulse might lay a strain on your pocket.
- Laser Tattoo Removal
The most common and widespread tattoo removal is the laser removal technique. The method operates based on the principle of breaking the tattoo ink into tiny bits using the pulses of extremely concentrated light. Laser therapy is usually done in multiple treatments as it isn’t possible to completely remove the ink in a single session.
A problem with this technique is that the more your skin gets this treatment, the greater it can cause damage to your skin. The result can be blisters that would mark your skin with avoidable blemishes.
Therefore, you must take great caution as the results of laser therapy may differ from situation to situation.
Getting a tattoo removed through laser is very expensive as it takes about hundreds of dollars for a single session; you need to undergo 1-10 sessions to clearly remove the tattoo.
Cryosurgery is another technique to remove a tattoo. During the session, the tattoo will be frozen and burned off using liquid nitrogen. The method is not very popular; however you can always consult your skin specialist for further advice.
You might feel surprised to know that even a plain table salt can help you get ward off your tattoo. Salabrasion is one such technique of tattoo removal that uses plain table salt, tap water and a rough device like wooden block wrapped in gauze to accomplish the job. Since the process could be really messy and it takes almost 40 minutes to complete, you need to prepare for it.
During the procedure, the tattooed area is shaved followed by the application of the mixture of salt and water. After this, the abrasive material will be rubbed against the area till the skin turns raw. The process is repeated after three days after treating it with antibiotics and properly bandaged.
Somewhat similar to salabrasion, Dermabrasion is a process that uses a numbing solution instead of using salt water to remove the tattoo. The numbing solution is applied onto the area before abrading it. Bleeding is obvious after the abrasion process and the person is most likely to feel sore for days.
The aforementioned procedures of tattoo removal are common. Now that you’ve learned about them, consult your dermatologist or others who have experienced any of these procedures and make your decision accordingly. Take into account the budget, pros and cons, side-effects and consequences as well.