The great thing about lasers is that they break up tattoo pigment and allow your tattoo to fade away over time, giving you a clean slate. The potentially bad thing about lasers is that during laser tattoo removal treatment, the laser does not care if the pigment is in the form of ink in your tattoo or in the form of pigment in a mole or other skin … [Read more...] about Pigmented Skin Lesions and Laser Tattoo Removal
If you plan getting a tattoo placed over an area where you have a pigmented skin lesion such as a mole or a birth mark, you would be wise to have the area checked by your doctor before you have it covered with tattoo ink. The reason for this is that the ink from a tattoo can obscure the surface appearance of moles or other skin lesions. This can … [Read more...] about Pigmented Skin Lesions and Tattoos
As I was looking outside a window today, watching the snow fall, I thought to myself the following; "Why the heck do I live here???" I mean, this snow is ridiculous! It seems like winter is taking forever. I just can not wait until all this snow is gone. And at that moment, I thought about how often I have heard similar words from clients who were … [Read more...] about How are unwanted tattoos and snow alike?
Laser tattoo removal is the current gold standard for either removing or lightening your tattoo. But there may be something truly different (and possibly better) on the horizon. A company called Soliton is developing a device that combines acoustic (sound waves) along with laser to shatter the ink. The idea is to hit the ink with different … [Read more...] about New technologies on the horizon for tattoo removal
Lots of people get tattoos. Some care what others think about their ink; others do not. Their tattoos have personal significance and your feedback is not sought. But, if you happen to be a pop star and post the tattoo on social media, you will most definitely receive feedback. And the feedback you receive can be overwhelming...especially if there … [Read more...] about Tattoo Mistakes: they can happen
Most tattoo inks are well tolerated by the skin. However, there are times when the body identifies the ink as an invader and produces an allergic response. If this occurs, the tattoo site can become swollen, itchy, tender and red. The reaction can be immediate or it may occur weeks or even months after you get the tattoo. Red inks are the most … [Read more...] about Skin reactions to tattoo ink