Laser tattoo removal – don’t be scared

Laser tattoo removal schema

Laser tattoo removal became so popular because according to some research, almost 50% of those between 18 and 40 years old have at least one tattoo on their body. Unfortunately a lot of those with a tattoo later on decide that they don’t want them anymore and plan tattoo removal. The most often they dislike a tattoo and this is leading to increased number of tattoo removals. Interesting fact is that women research tattoo removal options more often than men. This is because men have less concerns when it comes to tattoos.

Removal of a tattoo using laser
Removal of a tattoo using laser

In some situations, ink used for tattooing can lead to infection because the type of ink used isn’t regulated for tattoo parlors. Also very important is disinfection of tattoo equipment otherwise you can end up with infections or hepatitis (B, C). In a case when tattoo studio does not take good care of cleanliness you can end-up with many serious health issues.

But don’t worry, in the case of infection or if you simply don’t like your tattoo, there are ways to get them removed. Good examples of tattoo removal are skin grafting and dermabrasion. But of course the most popular and most common these days is laser removal. Laser removal is the fastest and by far the most preferred way of tattoo removal.  With this surgery, the laser being used will zap the metal ions that are found in the pigment of the tattoo, fracturing the ink into very small pieces that the body can easily dispose of.

Laser tattoo removal explained
Laser tattoo removal explained

Regarding laser tattoo removal, there are some great things but there are also some bad things. In some cases, where infection is involved, the surgery will be a bit different.  Before tattoo can be removed, you will have to get the infection out of the body area. In the case of serious infections it may happen that you will end up in the hospital for a few days. So if you don’t want to finish in a hospital, before getting a tattoo  always ensure that tattooing tools are clean and sterile.

Laser removal of a tattoo from the left hand
Laser removal of a tattoo from the left hand

On some parts of a body laser tattoo removal can be very painful. This is the reason why surgeons will use ointment or anesthetics before they start with a removal of a tattoo. This way you will experience no or minimum pain. Even if you have a high pain tolerance, advice is to take any type of nubing that you can get.

Skin after laser tattoo removal
Skin after laser tattoo removal

Similar as before getting tattoo and searching right tattoo artist, before tattoo removal you should find a surgeon you can trust. There is always possibility for side effects and laser tattoo removal has some risks too. Although laser tattoo removal is certainly an option for getting rid of a tattoo – the best thing to do is think long and hard before you get one to begin with.


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