Many people today get tattoos without remembering the concept that they are forever, that they are a permanent piece of art on your body. Quite often, this is never something people think. Yet in this day and age, it is, in fact, possible to get tattoos removed.
Many years ago, way back when tattoos used to be scraped or even frozen off, even chemicals were used to peel away the tattoo. These types of tattoo removal left nasty looking scars in place of where the tattoo was.
Today, however, there are bigger and better high powered lasers that use little tiny pulses to remove or even fade colors. Doing so causes a low risk of damaging the skin. In usual circumstances, the treatment programs for tattoo removal are around four to eight weeks in length.
If you are thinking about getting a tattoo removed, then consult your doctor, asking for advice on where to go next in getting rid of the artwork on your body.
Things to consider before having your tattoo removed:
1. Bear in mind that some tattoos can not be entirely removed and can only be made to fade partially after the laser treatment.
2. Very old tattoos do fade a lot easier.
3. Tattoos that take longer to disappear are the ones that are done on the arms and legs.
4. Professional tattoos are harder to remove.
5. Different types of lasers will be used to remove a color tattoo; different lasers are used for different colors.
6. The most natural color to remove on a tattoo is black.
7. Sometimes with laser treatment for tattoo removal, you may find that there is a patch of skin with an outlining of where your tattoo previously was, almost ghost-like if you will. This can make the skin look lighter or even darker.
8. It is essential to wear the appropriate suntan lotion before, and after removal, you do not want your skin pigmentation to change throughout the process.
9. Some colors of ink will initially go darker with the first session of laser removal; over the next session, this will decrease.
10. If, at any point, you start to experience an allergic reaction when getting your tattoo, please consult your doctor.
Last but not least, remember that a tattoo is something that is going to be on your body for the rest of your life, do not get permanent body art if you might regret it in years to come, take your time over what you decide, times change, and so do people.