Tattoo Removal Options

Posted on Jul 7 2013 - 6:28pm by admin

So many of us have tattoos now (I don’t know the exact numbers, but I’m going to guess every second person does. I bet your grandma does.) that it is inevitable we may want to eventually remove one or all of them. Many celebs have had their tattoos removed, such as Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox and, famously, Pharrell Williams. The latter had a replication of his own skin GROWN FOR HIM AND THEN SEWN ONTO HIS BODY TO COVER HIS TATTOOS. I mean…I mean, my GOD.

Pharrell Tattoo

what is this i don’t even

He never revealed the cost of this procedure, but you can be certain that it was a pretty penny. For those of us who cannot afford to have new skin grown for us, there are some options when it comes to tattoo removal. I have been thinking about getting one of my tattoos removed that I got when I was 18. It’s not that it’s really ugly or anything, I just don’t feel it suits me anymore. I also hate the placement (on my ankle) and would love to see it gone. The bad news, however, is that it is likely it will never be truly “gone”.

The Inexpensive Option

Industrial strength concealers can be purchased that will help to cover your unwanted tattoos. A few years ago, Kat Von D came out with a tattoo concealer that seems pretty damn amazing, if this before and after is to be believed:

Kat Von D

via Tattoo Design HQ

Looks good, non? It’s difficult to say how much of this is actually the product and how much of this is Photoshop. You can try it for yourself by grabbing a tube of the stuff at Sephora.

The Expensive Option

I will let these cats explain.

kitty laser

lasers – how do they work?!

OK, perhaps this requires further explanation. Laser removal of tattoos is increasingly popular and there are a number of places in Ottawa that can do the job for you. Lasers are used over several sessions to help break down the ink in the tattoo, which is then absorbed by your body. Chances are that your tattoo will never completely fade, though, especially if it has colours that are not black or blue. Laser removal is apparently quite painful as well, although I can’t imagine how it could be more painful then when I got the tattoo in the first place.

Have you had a tattoo removed? Would you recommend it to others?


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