Abbey was only 18 when she got a flower tattooed on her upper right shoulder while on vacation with friends. She never thought much about the tattoo. It was easy to cover up and not a big deal. When it came time for her wedding, however, Abbey did not want the tattoo in any pictures. It just didn’t go with her formal wedding dress and the ceremony she had been meticulously planning. Abbey began to think about tattoo removal.
Many brides find themselves in situations similar to Abbey. There are many reasons brides seek tattoo removal ranging from aesthetic reasons to religious or family reasons. Maybe the tattoo doesn’t work with the dress or the fiancé doesn’t like the fact that it’s an ex’s name; whatever the reason, weddings are a common time for people to seek tattoo removal. If you are a bride that is seeking a tattoo-free bridal look, laser tattoo removal may be right for you.
Do your research
Once you have decided that tattoo removal is something that you would like to do, it is time to get the facts. Tattoo removal is a process and will take multiple sessions over a long period of time. During your free consultation, Dr. Brotzman will look at your tattoo and will be able to give you a realistic idea of the outcome you can expect and how many sessions it will take to reach that outcome.
Set realistic expectations
Full tattoo removal typically takes anywhere from 12-18 months, so it is important that you have realistic expectations about how the process works and what your tattoo will look like in between treatments. It is also important to understand that every tattoo is different and responds differently to laser treatments. Some tattoos can be removed very easily and some are a little more stubborn.
If you are looking to get your tattoo removed for your wedding, but do not have enough time for full removal, you may want to consider starting your removal treatments now and then using makeup to cover the tattoo on the big day. Your tattoo will fade a little each time you get a laser treatment, making it easier to cover up with makeup. Read more about cover up tips using make up here.
Planning your wedding is an exciting time and we want to help you enjoy your big day! Remove a Tattoo – Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic offers safe and affordable physician performed laser tattoo removal to the Greater Milwaukee Area. Give us a call today!