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
People who have laser treatment for tattoo removal most often say the laser treatment is more uncomfortable than when they got the tattoo. The good news is that getting the laser treatment only takes a fraction of the time it took to get the tattoo. On average, a 2 X 2 inch tattoo will be treated in about 1-2 minutes. It is really fast! At your … [Read more...] about Topical anesthetics to reduce discomfort during laser tattoo removal treatments
Lots of people get tattoos; most really like what they selected, and most of the time the tattoo artist does a great job. But what if you have a tattoo that you mostly like, except for one part? Or perhaps the tattoo did not turn out how you wanted and you don’t like the whole thing and want to have it made into something else? How do you revise a … [Read more...] about Making way for new ink!
Black ink is the most common ink used in tattoos. Other colors such as red, yellow, green, orange and blue are also common. Many other colors exist, such as peach and white, along with custom color variations that are created by the tattoo artists by mixing various colors. Laser tattoo removal works by choosing a laser wavelength that will target a … [Read more...] about Common Tattoo Ink Colors: Which laser treats what?