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I awn sick of my stupid ugly tattoo and want it gone. A mistake when I was 16 and it's still sat there, annoying me whenever (not often) I see it and making my kids cringe. Has anyone had laser remnoval? I'm tempered to cut or burn the fecker off but DH dissuading me
How much does it cost What are all the different types? So confused Any recommended clinics?
It's a fucking dolphin btw - I have the same tattoo as the ex prime minsters wife, as my darling children like to remind me. I know the 90s are back in fashion but that shitty tat won't ever be!
I've just had an old tattoo removed (a month after having a large tattoo done !). It was on my boob and I just didn't love where it was.
It was small and 20 years old and just red and black. I bought a deal of 4 laser sessions for £80 (groupon deal) and after 2 sessions it was almost gone. Just had a third session as the laser tech thought she could get the last bit. No scaring, a bit red and blistering for a few days. You have to wait 6 weeks between sessions for skin to complete heal.
It hurts like hell! But its satisfying seeing it fade. I had a black tribal number (tramp stamp). I've had 10 sessions @ £75 a pop and its still hanging on in there. Now a much more managable light grey rather than dark black but I probably need another 5. I'm a bit lasered out so I'm taking a break from the sessions atm.
I should add that my tattoo is a keloid scar though so much more difficult to remove the ink due to scar tissue, so my long (and expensive) experience isn't the norm. Unfortunately although I can remove the ink, the actual shape of the tattoo will always be there due to the keloid I was also 16 when I had mine done and I so wish someone had talked some sense into me
Mine is so so so shit. Literally the shittiest most appalling tattoo ever. God god god I might just get pissed and burn it. I am feeling quite like it needs to go asap. Nearest laser place I can see is 60 miles away - t0oo far for 6 or more visits and far too expensive for me
It's really expensive!! There is a new more effective laser called (I think) pico. Takes fewer sessions to get it off but more expensive each time so works out the same price as the old laser. But at least it comes off quicker.
I don't regret it, if that's any consolation! Old tattoos are often very faded and relatively easy to remove.
You have to wait 6-8 weeks between each treatment anyway so you can budget it that way.
Ok you don't like your tattoo but it's quite worrying that you refer to burning it off in every post you have made here. First time I thought t a figure of speech but you repeat it. I'll state the obvious - burning yourself will cause huge pain, risk of serious complications, will likely leave a scar and won't actually remove your tattoo. Why the sudden rush?
Plenty of laser recommendations above for you. If you're genuineky thinking about burning it, then you need mental health support to avoid self-harm.
Thanks for all the advice. I'll look into lasers - I assumed the creams didn't work but will look at that too. It is only about an inch by 1/4 inch size and I have had grazes/burns bigger so I do think I could do that, but I know it would hurt a hell of a lot and be an infection risk, but I can treat that at home!