Some people regret having a tattoo even before their skin is healed. If you have changed your mind, exactly how comfortable or painful is having a tattoo removed? Because let’s face it, most people getting a tattoo is for the cool points they thought it would add to their look. Or it could be that the artist was not able to capture the exact picture. Not as well as the person wanted it to be. Still another is it could be an old tattoo that they want to erase and replace it with something even cooler.
Whatever the case may be, tattoo removal is not a walk in the park. The feeling of tattoo removal is almost the same as getting sizzling oil specks on your arms or neck. It can be both surprising and unpleasant. And you cannot immediately have your brand new tattoo removed no matter how much you hate it.
You must first let the skin heal and re-energise your immune system. There should also be time allowed to flush out ink and toxin from the body. Tattoo removal sessions will usually take six to eight sessions depending on the size, colours used and your skin type. These sessions will be between a minimum of six weeks. Hurrying the process could cause scarring and infection. Tattoos will seldom fade with just one session. It would require few sessions, usually with a visible change after the third session. They would also often cost more than having your tattoo done in the first place.
Some uses natural or other similar methods of removing tattoos. Like trying to use salt and ice or salabrasion. This is not a good idea. This method could damage the epidermis and cause infection. Not to mention it can be quite painful. Lemon juice is another common alternative and hydrogen peroxide. Their job is to lighten the area until it is almost unnoticeable.
Still it is best to consult a dermatologist when you want your tattoo removed. Your health must always be the primary consideration.