When you are going to remove some old tattoos that you no longer like, you need to know two things. Removal of a tattoo will cost at least 10 times more than it costed to get a tattoo, and the removal process is a lot more painful. But if you are already decided to remove that tattoo, here is a short guide what you should be aware of.
The Attitude Is Changing
The dermatologist says that he notices the tendency that the removal of tattoos are the most popular between people who had a lot of enthusiasm for this body art when they have been teenagers. However, later such people have hanged their lifestyle, attitude, and realized that the drawing itself or the part of the body was completely unsuitable for them. The attitude of people towards aesthetics and their bodies change over the years and that is the main factor why people decide to remove body drawings. What seems necessary and beautiful in teenage years, later might be seen as spontaneous idea and stupid mistake, and then the person tries to correct those mistakes. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. If it is a large, multi-colored tattoo, it is not always possible to help such clients and remove the tattoo without any notice left.
If you have had one visit to a tattoo artist’s office to get a tattoo, then you will visit to tattoo removal specialist at least six times, with a breaks of about a month between the sessions. However, poor quality and faded tattoos can be removed faster. A specialist who removes tattoos with a laser says that the number of sessions for tattoo removal depends on the brightness and size of a tattoo, how long ago it was done, and what kind of paint professional or simple were used. If the poor quality paint was used, the removal process is easier and faster.
The removal process is the destruction of paint structure. Without knowing what paints have been used, it is very difficult to predict how many procedures will be needed to remove the whole drawing. Of course, the number of procedures is also important for the instruments and the competence of the master. Tattoo removal is a major aesthetic problem that has not been successfully solved so far.
Removal May Hurt More
Removing a tattoo is much more painful than getting it done. The pain of needls to get a tattoo, which takes even a long time, can easily be tolerated by both women and men, and laser tattoo removal is much more painful. But the good news is that the removal process takes less time. If it takes up to an hour to do a so-called “matchbox size” tattoo, one removal session will take up to 10 minutes. This is an unpleasant, very painful procedure. Of course, it depends on each person and the part of body. If it is on the skin where is a small layer of muscle or fat, or it is close to a bone, then it will hurt more.