I got a tattoo that turned out crooked, and I am getting it lasered off once it heals. When i'm done with my treatments will I be able to get another tattoo over that same area? Or will there be scarring??
Can I Re-tattoo over a Laser-Removed Tattoo?
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You may tattoo over an area that has had a tattoo removed by laser
once the tattoo you don't like is removed with laser, you may, once the inflammation calms down, have a different tattoo placed. The risk of scarring should be the same whether you had a previous tattoo or not.
Best thing to do, this is safe.
Working in with your tattooist is the key to success. This is where a dermatologist works with a tattoo artist in a team to achieve the best results in the shortest and least possible sessions.
The R20 means that the tattoo can be removed in less visits to the office.
You will be able to fade the tattoo with laser to get a cover up. Some patients have a chance of scaring with any laser but there are different techniques that cna minimize risk of scars.
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In general it is safe to retattoo over an area previously treated with tattoo laser
Your tattoo artist will likely have some thoughts on this as well, but in general it is considered safe to tattoo over an area that has had previous laser tattoo removal provided it has healed well. Make sure that the reason you wanted it removed in the first place aren't duplicated with the new tattoo!
Laser Tattoo Removal and New Tattoos
After laser treatments to remove tattoo ink, it is safe to get a new tattoo in the same area. Depending on the colors of the old tattoo and what your plans are for the new one, you may be able to get a new tattoo after a few sessions or laser treatments if the old tattoo fades enough.
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