Hi so heres where my story will begin after year...
Hi so heres where my story will begin after year of research and limited choice in Ireland i started the long process of removing a large mess off my stomach 3 tattoos later had a large tribal design to cover dragon after a pregnancy 12 years ago then went and had a worse cover up of flowers 2 years ago im a mum and notbhsppy with my stomach but This tattoo has caused me so much upset I hate it why DIDN'T I go for laser instead of another cover up it made it look worse , I went for patch test today and continued on to having my first treatment because tattoo is so big having it done in 2 stages using the Candela AlexTriVantage laser .Have to say the pain was unbearable how will I manage to continue ?? just took dressing off and loads blisters have appeared im so swollen but I know no pain no gain its going be a long process so hope to meet some friends along the way !!!
Large stomach tatoo and cover up
Can't believe I'm posting pic but want to share And get advice 2 days later large blisters have stated to break still very tender rubbing off my trousers bandage keeps moving doubting this will even work know I may need to recover with smaller tatoo feeling abit emotional tonight
Is it normal
So 12 days post treatment the scabbing as gone still very tender in area but the area is very hot to touch and raised in areas is that normal have been using vitamin e cream skin is very dry but know it's renewing have to admit did itch it abit but can see fading already ;)
Hi what to do
Hi I still haven't had second treatment as laser had been broke awaiting engineer and now has been sent away iv called the clinic few times I really need to have treatment done on other side at this rate I'm due to have treatment on while lot which I think I will so than doing it in half sections ! Anyhow found another clinic which is using Q switch nd yag laser ! Will take me on if sign disclaimer no it involves travelling would ye think this laser will be just as good or is it advisable to change clinics I mean I'm 5 wks now waiting for laser to be fixed ??! Iv noticed break down in colour and black tatoo underneath definitely faded line over belly button all most gone
2nd session done in new clinic
Hi changed clinics had to travel abit they used ND YAG Q Switch Laser , the technician was so nice asked so many questions and really put me at ease ! I was brave had whole lot done it was bad but not as bad as other time she asked to turn it up to higher but hadnt used any cream or ice so didnt I kind wish I had braved it and let her but was so sore by bellybutton couldnt cope as knew had other half was on a good setting she said should dont no exactly ! Hoping this laser will work dont know is it as strong as others will defintely be left with scarring on right side which kind a KNew :( will update again soon
2nd treatment update
So it's 5 weeks since second treatment took a long time to heal iv definitely scarring in one area ! Right side of tattoo feels so different and still has bumps under it ! This tattoo is getting me down I just want it gone and thinking iv bout two years to go depresses me to get rid of this mess continuing to research lasers journeys etc ! Holidays coming up soon so need to make something to cover it ! Next treatment in 4 weeks
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