Treatment 5 –
I have reached the halfway point! I asked at this appointment if Dr. B felt like we were halfway done and he said yes. This is extremely exciting news because I am so ready for this scorpion-bird to be gone. I had an event this month that I couldn’t show tattoos at and tried on countless turtleneck and scarf combinations just to make sure my tattoo was covered. It just made me all the more anxious for complete removal.
I arrived 90 minutes early for the numbing cream. Dr. B showed me a slide show of my tattoo back from when we started. It is really fading quite nicely and was helpful to see it from that perspective. I don’t notice the fading as much when I am looking at it daily. The bird’s breast is completely gone. My right earlobe is really faded but I am not seeing a lot of fading with my left ear. My earlobes have been tattooed over and touched up multiple times so I am sure there is a lot of ink there to erase.
We used the Ruby laser this time. Dr. B said that I could expect more blistering but thought that I would see some nice fading with this treatment. It was more painful – even with the numbing cream – but this might have been because Dr. B had to go much slower with the laser. After treating the first earlobe I asked him to turn down the laser a bit because I wasn’t sure I could handle it on my neck
I was bandaged up and sent home.
As usual, the drive home and the first few hours post-treatment were the worst part. I was diligent about icing it every hour. I was kind looking forward to some giant blisters that I could gross people out with but the only difference with the Ruby was that I had more of the smaller blisters. My earlobes blistered and scabbed which was something they had never done before. Beyond the extra blistering, everything healed up quite nicely.
I am excited to see the fading with the Ruby laser and am anxiously looking forward my upcoming treatments!