We get a lot of questions about the pain associated with laser tattoo removal. This is understandable. Most people don’t want to put him or herself through an excruciating ordeal. There are ways to manage the discomfort many experience during laser tattoo removal treatments and many patients report that laser tattoo removal does not hurt as bad as they expected.
So how does the feeling of getting a tattoo differ from laser tattoo removal? Which hurts more? With tattooing, needles are used to insert ink into the skin. With laser tattoo removal, lasers are used to break up the ink pigment.
Both procedures can be uncomfortable. But how do they differ? We asked a few people from the Milwaukee area who are getting laser tattoo removal treatments at Remove a Tattoo to explain the difference between getting tattooed and tattoo removal.
“I would say that laser tattoo removal is more uncomfortable than getting tattooed – but it is over quick and therefore very tolerable. My tattoo took about an hour and a half to get and my laser tattoo removal sessions are done in about 2 minutes. Getting tattooed is like a dull annoying pain – one that lasts seemingly forever. You are in and out with laser tattoo removal. It is not as bad as I imagined it”.
“The difference in getting a tattoo and getting it removed is that there is no feeling of “what have I done” after laser tattoo removal. Honestly, there is not a lot of difference – both can be managed. When I was getting tattooed it was managed with whiskey and now I manage the pain with a squeezy ball”
At Remove a Tattoo we offer various options to manage the discomfort during the laser treatment. We offer the best source of physician-performed laser tattoo removal in the Milwaukee Area. If you have more questions about tattoo removal, check out our FAQs or contact us today!