Painful but Worth It -Fort Collins, CO
- updated 5 months ago
I have many tattoos from when I was young. Half of...
- 30 Mar 2013
I have many tattoos from when I was young. Half of them were done by an ex-boyfriend with a homemade gun. He had spent years in prison "perfecting his art" and I decided to let him practice on me. Now it has been 18 years and I want them gone. Every time I look in the mirror I am reminded of him. I like the tattoos that I have paid for and put sober thought into. I just want the past removed because I have grown up.
I finally got the courage to go in and talk to a specialist about these horrible blobs of ink covering my body. I was quoted 100.00 per session and up to 12 sessions to remove the one from my stomach and hip. I decided to give it a shot. Anything is better than living with these for the rest of my life. I can tell you that I was not prepared for the pain inflicted on my from that laser. I thought it would be something like getting the tattoo. The one on my stomach was the most painful one I got and 5 times more painful to remove. I did this without any pain medication or local anesthesia. My technician was so patient and assured me I could take as many breaks as I needed. I wasn't being charged for the time it took, only for the treatment of the entire tattoo. He used a cold air blowing machine to help cool the area but it didn't help much. I bit the bullet and figured it's what I get for being so stupid in the first place.
He told me there will probably be bruising and blistering after he was done. Immediately after I was red and swollen and it felt like hot grease was being dripped on my body. It was very sore the first day but ice really helped. This is day two and the swelling is almost gone, no blistering, and barely red. The best part is that almost all of it is faded and I am told that it will only get better. I really think these will be gone in a couple of more sessions. I am so excited to see my skin again!
I figured it out! I just put 2 pics up that were...
- 1 Apr 2013
Itching! Holy cow! This just started last night...
- 2 Apr 2013
Session 2 complete!
- 21 May 2013
It wasn't quite as painful as the last time and I think the ice and numbing cream helped a little. I could hear the laser zapping my skin but this time I didn't look. I only took a couple of few second breaks. Geez! Getting the ink put in is way less painful than removing it.
Once again my technician was really patient and just an overall nice guy. His wife was super sweet too. I would seriously recommend Tat2Undo to anyone in Colorado or Wyoming for that matter.
I will post a new pic as soon as this burning goes away.
"It doesn't have to be like that"
- 24 May 2013
Showing off the fading!
- 31 May 2013
I got a copy of the before pics from my tech. so I wanted to post those along with todays.
3rd treatment complete!
- 19 Jul 2013
I wanted to post pics of immediately after the treatment in case anyone wanted to see how horrible it looks. There is such a difference the next day that I will post again. Don't be shocked or discouraged though. I promise it looks worse than it feels. I will continue my home remedy for healing as it seems to be working. If anyone wants to know what it is, let me know.
- 22 Jul 2013
Mike is one of the most caring, compassionate, professional people I have met. He explains everything very well and listens even better. I would never go anywhere else. I highly recommend him at Tat2Undo if you are anywhere near Fort Collins, Colorado.