In general, tattoos on the sides of the neck, the inner aspects of the arms or legs, the front part of your wrists and the sides of your rib cage areas will smart the most during laser tattoo removal treatment. Many people also say these areas were most sensitive during placement of their tattoo.
The reason for this location-specific increased sensitivity is that there is not much distance between your skin and the underlying bones and nerves. When the laser energy hits the ink over a bony area of the ribs, it can be quite sensitive. Fortunately, most treatments are very quick, with a 1 x 1 inch tattoo taking less than a minute to treat.
At Remove A Tattoo, we chill the skin thoroughly to decrease this discomfort. Depending upon patient preference, numbing creams can also be applied 2 hours before the visit to decrease discomfort. These options will be discussed with you at your consult visit. Give Remove A Tattoo laser tattoo removal clinic a call today at 414-617-2859.