Removed Tattoos

When you were a wild and crazy teen did you get an outrageous tattoo somewhere on your body that you now wish you hadn't? My daughters boyfriend had his last name tattooed across his back his senior year of high school.

My question at the time was is he worried about forgetting his last name? Now, six years later, he realizes the mistake he made in getting that tattoo and wishes that there was a cream called "Tat-B-Gone" or "Removed Tattoo" that he could use to erase that name that covers his back. Whenever he goes without a shirt, he is reminded and teased about having his name on his back.

But he doesn't need to worry; there are tattoo removal options available to him and to you.

Removed Tattoo Procedure

Lasers have the ability to remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors of the tattoo with a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making that color the simplest to remove. Other colors, like red, skillfully absorb green laser light. There are numerous other colors that can only be treated by specific lasers based upon the pigment color.

Because each tattoo is unique, tattoo removal procedures must be customized to suit each individual case. In the past, numerous types of procedures removed tattoos, but in most cases the scars were more unsightly than the tattoo itself.

If you have a tattoo that has been previously treated, you may also be candidates for laser therapy. Tattoos that have not been successfully removed by other techniques or through home remedies may respond well to laser therapy providing the prior treatments did not cause too much scarring.

After your laser tattoo procedure, an ice pack is placed on the area to comfort you. A topical antibiotic cream or ointment will be applied along with a bandage to protect the sight. You should keep the site covered to protect it from the sun when you are outdoors. is a leading resource for removed tattoos information. Search for a laser tattoo removal clinic in your area today!

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