Several months ago I had my first laser treatment of a 20+ year old ankle tattoo. The nurse placed Lidocaine gel on the tattoo for 30 minutes prior to the laser. The lasering only lasted about 15 minutes but it was EXTREMELY painful. It was almost 9 weeks for the area to heal and I never picked at it.
I am very happy with the results but am unable to bring myself to go through the pain again. Is there any reason why the area can't be numbed, like a dentist would your mouth, before the using the laser?