January 31, 2012

Tattoo Removal.

My destroyed tattoo, after 3 or 4 removal treatments
When I was 21, I went by myself in the middle of the day to a tattoo parlor in Knoxville. I knew I wanted a sun tattoo on the back of my neck, and I sat right there and picked the best of the worst from the sun/moon tattoos in their book. This tattoo was the stuff that '90s throw blankets were made of, and from the second the artist first passed me the hand mirror to check it out, I thought, "Oh, nooooo." My stomach sank. I don't know what I was thinking. What was I thinking? 

Worse, I don't really know what I was thinking when I started the process of having it removed three years ago. Because it's really not that bad, and I never hated it. It was just sort of embarrassing me, and not something I wanted to live with forever. I had three or four treatments, but stopped when I got pregnant because they don't really want to shoot you with a laser while you're cooking a baby. In the meantime, my body worked a little more on dragging away some of the ink, but I still have a long removal road ahead of me.

Yesterday I had my first removal treatment in two-and-a-half years. It lasts all of 20 seconds, but is the most excruciating thing I can remember since labor pains. I felt sort of faint for an hour-and-a-half afterwards, and this faded little sunshine turned blood red and puffed up and throbbed like a biatch. Right about now it feels like someone let acid fester on the back of my neck. And ... I am estimated to need another 8 or so treatments to get it fully removed. At $100 (at least) a pop. Plus, it's a time-consuming process because you can only have a treatment every two months. At this rate, I'll be 40 by the time it's gone. The point of this: Don't get a tattoo unless you're bonkers about it, and don't remove a tattoo unless you loathe it. Trust me. 

11 comments:

  1. am I a jerk if I say the tattoo is kind of cute? Totally support getting it taken off though, good for you.

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    1. I have gone through a laser tattoo removal (in Montreal and California) and I would absolutely NOT recommend anyone to do it…

      If you go through the usual laser removal methods. Which I do not recommend, not only that it will leave marks on your skin, so in reality, the tattoo will still be kind of visible if you know where to look. It is a very long process. And to be honest, very costly.

      I had a hook up from a friend, and I have only paid 4000$ for 12 sessions. Which is a whole lot of money, but if I had to pay the full price, I would spend at least 6500$.

      This also depends on where do you live, but in general, it is costly. And it took ages to finish, they have recommended me at max one session per month. So I have ended up getting rid of this tattoo for more than a year and a half, and to be honest, the tattoo was quite small. It was significant as a can of coke. If I had a more massive tattoo, it would take a longer time and more session, which means more $$$$.

      Laserless tattoo removal is where it's at.

      Unfortunately, at the time of my tattoo removal, I did not know this, I know about this only thanks to my brother, which bought this program last year.

      This has a few pros and few cons. It works, and he was able to do it himself. Well, you have to do it yourself or ask someone to do it for you.

      It is a long process, but I believe he has spent just a couple bucks on this ebook. It is definitely way cheaper than any tattoo removal cream I have bought.

      And how long it will take to remove the tattoo with this method varies from person to person, their age and their skin. My brother got rid of his tattoo with in four months, I believe, and his tattoo was at least twice as big mine was.

      I am not sure, if he were supposed to do something to treat it every day, I would have to call him about it, but hey it works and out of all of these options it is the cheapest one and yes you might spend more time on this than on laser removal, but your tattoo will be gone sooner than if you would go with the laser removal option.

      To be honest, I do not know that many things about this, but I just did a quick google search and here is a great review of it: https://laserlesstattooremovalkit.com/dorian-daviss-laserless-tattoo-removal-guide-review/

      To my knowledge, this is the only 100% natural option out here in 2019 to get rid of your tattoos.

      I really hope this helps someone out there.

      Good luck!

      Nabil

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  2. I keep hearing of more and more people getting their tattoos removed these days! Mark Wahlberg & 50 Cent to name a few. Marky Mark also said that the removal was 10x worse than getting the tattoo, and he strikes me as a tough dude so I can't imagine how much it hurts. Good luck!

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  3. oh boy... i have the same design (that i drew) but all in black in the small of my back lol. i also got mine in the very early 90's. mine doesn't bother me though. it symbolizes my very first love and my first big move away from home.
    removal doesn't sound fun. good luck!

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  4. Damn, I was really wanting to get mine removed. I was quite drunk and it didn't hurt at all getting it. haha. I didn't think it was that expensive though. Where are you getting it removed at? I don't know if I can handle tons of pain, so if I start with the removal process and it starts fading and looking awful, yet I can't finish the process, then I know that will piss me off more than a full on tattoo.

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