Tattoo Removal Methods

When it's too late for prevention...

She was a teeny and has not worked yet. She lived just a common life of a 15-year old girl: school, friends, boys. She had normal for her age interests. Just before her 16th birthday her parents asked her, what she wanted to get as a gift. She said she had not decided yet, but as they were normally too busy, they could just give her money and she would buy something for herself. And everybody found this decision the best.


Like every other girl she found the age of 16 special and wanted a special gift. But what? She wanted something which no other friend of her has, something that cannot be bought at a shop and seen on an other girl at a party. Finally she found the best gift. It was a tattoo. After a long search and a lot of pictures she chose a very nice variant. The next day she was the happiest human on earth. She had a beautiful butterfly on her shoulder, a subject of envy for all girls in the class and a sign of her individuality.

I will not tell you about the reaction of her parents, but she was happy. Now much time has passed since then and she works as top manager in a large company. The beautiful butterfly still remains with her and can be seen through white clothes and she… cannot stand it anymore, she is seriour and earns well off and she is no more that young girl. She wishes she had never got this tattoo.

Things to regret

When we are young, we often make things we regret later. We wish we have never done this. The results of some such deeds can be just forgotten, but some remain for the rest of our lifes. One of them are tattoos. It is not easy to decide for a tatoo, it costs a particular sum of money and it hurts to make a tattoo. You never know, how it will look in 25 years on your body, because When the skin changes, the picture on it changes with it and in some cases it can appear awful. And you can be never sure that you will still find it great or cool later.

Beautiful tattoo on women’s legsIf you want to get rid of tatoo, it is possible. You cannot do this at home, but you can always consult a doctor and make it at a clinic, which are many in the USA. The process does not last long. Normally you need several visits to the clinic to totally get rid of the tattoo you have enough of, because it is impossible for the physicians to define, what kind of ink out of over 100 now existing on the market was used in making this or that tattoo, they are all different. This is also the reason why the physician cannot describe the exact treatment course. Some facts are still known, for example, that darker ink colour (black, blue, green, red, purple) can be removed easier, than lighter one. Here are some different procedures of tattoo removal, which are often used.

Laser Tattoo Removal

The method of Laser Tattoo Removal provides the breaking of the tattoo pigment into small particles, which are later removed by the immune system of the body. The process consists of producing short pulses of intense light, that penetrate through the upper skin layers in order to be absorbed by the ink pigment (we have already described in brief the structure of human skin in article How to Avoid Stretch Marks). The procedure hurts a little, but much less than the process of getting a tattoo.


The procedure of Dermabration means spraying a small part of tattoo with a freezing agent. After this the skin is peeled with the help of a special device. Peeling allows the formation of the new skin layers.


The Salabrasion procedure is almost the same as dermabration. But instead of a freezing agent a solution of water and table salt is applied. Salabrasion also provides the growth of new fresh skin layers.


The Excision method of tatoo removal includes the removal of both epidermis and dermis in the place of the tattoo. This means a full thickness removal of the skin section. After the tattoo is removed the remaining edges are brought together and sutured.

Healing after Tattoo Removal


The healing time after the procedures can vary and depend on the size and depth of the tattoo and surely on the chosen tattoo removal procedure. After some procedures your skin could become permanently scarred. Please, discuss these procedures with the physician and be sure you are fully informed about each of the variants before you make a treatment decision.

Sometimes a passing wish makes us re-organize our lifes, quit work, move house, change home interior or even bring radical changes to our appearance. Please, find the force to have self-reflexion and understand what realy moves you in the situation and if you will still want these changes in the future, before you do something you can regret later.

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