They are a way to express an emotion, make a statement, honor a person or recognize a life-event. They can be bold, subtle or sometimes even both. We love our tattoos and recognize that people get tattoos for many reasons; it’s a very personal decision.
Things, however, can change. What was a passion at one moment in life may not be 5, 10 or 15 years down the road. Miscommunications between artist and client can result in artwork that wasn’t what was expected. Sometimes more space is needed for new or more interesting art. Whatever your reason, we can help.
Truth About Tattoo Removal
Tattoo removal is achieved in one of two ways. The first is that the body absorbs the ink and the second is that the ink is pushed or extracted up and out of the skin. All methods other than laser removal require breakage of the skin so that ink can be pushed out via natural, mechanical, or chemical processes. Lasers are the only method that can break down the ink without breaking the skin, allowing the body to absorb the ink naturally and pass it out of your system.
The truth of the matter is, other than physical excision of the tattoo (which is expensive and leaves a scar), the only truly effective way of completely removing a tattoo is with a professional laser. Though home tattoo removal and non-laser tattoo removal may seem appealing, they are rarely effective.
What To Expect?
Laser tattoo removal works by applying concentrated energy to the ink particles. This breaks up the large particles of ink into smaller ones, allowing your immune system to flush it out. Each laser treatment works at a different depth in the skin, so multiple sessions (spaced 6-8 weeks apart) are needed to get all the ink.
Variables to the treatment timeline can include the depth and density of the tattoo, ink composition, ink location, along with health and lifestyle choices. To improve results, we recommend maintaining a lifestyle that is as healthy as possible, staying on an exercise regimen, and massaging the removal area to increase circulation.
At OOPS! Laser, we want to make sure that you get the best results from your laser removal treatment. Following your session, it is important to keep a few things in mind. Note: these should be followed for a min period of one week after treatment