We all make bad decisions. Sometimes it’s choosing the wrong thing to eat for lunch and other times it’s choosing a terrible tattoo. Whether you tattooed your ex’s name on your wrist, or just had a really ugly tattoo done as a youth, you can rid yourself of those ugly reminders with tattoo removal. Have a question about tattoo removal? Feel free to continue reading our article.
Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal is the most effective method. This type of tattoo erasing results in the tattoo actually being removed or lightened to the point that it is not noticeable from a close distance. Laser tattoo removal is not covered by insurance and must be performed by a qualified professional.
The method uses special lasers that target the ink in the skin and break it down so it can be absorbed by the body. It usually takes several sessions to reach every layer of the tattoo. Some especially dark tattoos can take months of laser therapy to remove. The process is not particularly painful but can result in irritation and a mild burning, similar to a sunburn.
If you have tattoos that you want to get rid of, there are plenty of options available. Choose the one that suits your budget and lifestyle, then forget about your pesky, unwanted ink.
Tattoo Lightening Creams
A popular at-home tattoo removal method is to use lightening cream. A lightening cream won’t completely remove a tattoo, but it’s a good way to make it less noticeable. The creams are applied daily and essentially bleach the ink in the tattoo to lighten it and make it closer to the surrounding skin tone. Remember, that for temporary tattoos such as henna tattoo removal, it’s not required.
The process can take several weeks of religiously applying the lightening cream and results can vary depending on the colors in the tattoo, the age of the tattoo, and the skin type of the user. Most people that use tattoo lightening creams don’t have clearly visible tattoos and are looking for a low-cost way to make them less visible.
Tattoo Cover Up
If cost is an issue, covering a tattoo is a great choice. Makeup can be applied to small areas to cover tattoos and blend them into the surrounding flesh. There are special tattoo cover blends that are lightweight, non-irritating, and completely cover the tattoo made by a tattoos kit. The makeup comes in a variety of colors to match all skin tones. If the tattoo is located in an area that gets a lot of sun exposure, several colors may be required to match the skin if the individual is prone to tanning.