Large Multicolored Rib Tattoo Removal - Lock Haven, PA

I'm having my large multicolor unfinished cover up...

I'm having my large multicolor unfinished cover up mess of a tattoo removed. I was told it might take up to 16 treatment for complete removal. I'm being treated with Revlite laser at $400 per session. I have had one treatment so far with promising results. I have already began to see some lines gone

It's day two after my first session and the entire...

It's day two after my first session and the entire site is pretty tender and swollen. My tattoo is large from arm pit to hip and I have pretty severe swelling even into my groin. Did anyone else experience this or find anything that helps?

I am now 6 days post 1st treatment and my tattoo...

I am now 6 days post 1st treatment and my tattoo is beginning to itch. Not as bad as some people have said but a slight needle pricking itch. I'm so thankful for this site because I get so discouraged when talking to people and getting the popular response "it's just a tattoo, no one cares" well I care!! I have accepted that this is not life ending but I am allowed to be upset about having something on my body that turned out to be not what I expected nor what I'm happy with. I admire people that can get a bad tattoo and laugh it off and never think of it again but I have accepted I am not one of those people and I will not be able to move on from this unless I do something! I am soo looking forward till I can go ALL day for one day without one thought of my tattoo!

Day 9 of healing and it feels back to normal just...

Day 9 of healing and it feels back to normal just some dry skin that's alittle itchy at times. I've been applying aloe from my house plant and it has healed tremendously. I have noticed some definite fading already with some lines completely gone and others broken up. The tattoo also has a overall fuzzy appearance. I cut out drinking soda and try to drink as much water as I can each day and take immune boosting vitamins because other than the laser type the strength of your body's immune system makes a great difference in your results!

I just had my second treatment yesterday and it...

I just had my second treatment yesterday and it was more painful than my first which I didn't think was possible! I used prescription numbing cream before which did absolutely nothing which was very disappointing. I openly cried throughout the whole session and was so embarrassed lol. She had to keep stopping and at one point I told her that I couldn't do it anymore and I wanted to just leave it alone. She encourage me that we would get through it and we did. 45 min of torture! She asked me if I had me period and I said no not thinking much of it and she said that pain tolerance vary greatly during your period. Sure enough today the day after I got my period. So maybe that had something I do with my melt down lol. I consider myself pretty tough with a high pain tolerance but this laser stuff is no joke. I have over 24 hrs worth of tattoo time on my ribs that I sat like a champ for never asking for a break but this laser removal KILLS me!! She said next time she will give me lidocaine injections but I'm alittle worried about how much she's goin I have to use because its such a large area. I don't mind needle sticks so that's no a problem but I know there's potential for lidocaine overdose. If the shots don't work I don't know if I can continue with this :(

5 days out of 2nd treatment and the healing went...

5 days out of 2nd treatment and the healing went much faster this time. I had swelling for the first 2 days and bruising but no blisters and it didn't even scab this time. I just received my Dr numb in the mail today and did a test patch on my arm and WOW it actually works!! I'm very excited to try this for my next appointment and hopefully no more crying lol.

Let me just start by saying Dr Numb is my...

Let me just start by saying Dr Numb is my lifesaver and new best friend!!!! I had my 3rd treatment today and if you read my last post they were extremely painful to the point I almost gave up on treatment. Before my session today I lathered up as much dr numb cream I could and wrapped myself up in seran wrap and hoped for the best. It felt numb to the touch but I wasn't sure if it would help with the laser. OMG she started and I felt nothing!!! I was on cloud nine so happy that I went from last week curling up in a ball screaming my eyes out to being able to hold a full conversation while she was lasering. I didn't have he stop once and she was actually able to do two passes over the whole tattoo bc I sat so well. She was amazed at the difference and so was I. So if anyone is having trouble with pain I highly recommend DR Numb! I have alot of bruising and swelling and a couple pin point blisters but other than that not much pain. Today made me sooo happy and gave me to boost I need to continue with this process. Next session we start color yay!!!!

3rd treatment

4th session

Yesterday I just had my 4th session. I am very swollen today and feeling alittle discouraged. Being so uncomfortable and in pain makes me not want to continue this process for the next year plus. She treated the black and added red this time so I had alittle more pain but tolerable with numbing cream. Hoping to see good fading results soon I need the encouragement.

2 weeks post 4th treatment

I am 2 weeks after my 4th treatment and pretty much completely healed other than some dry skin. Just started treating the red along with the black this session. She will start the blue and purple on the 6th session. I'm seeing some good fading in certain areas but still have a loooonnng way to go. I'm little depressed about having to wear a tankini this summer for the first time ever instead of my normal bikini. Oh well I'm grateful for the opportunity to even remove this tattoo :)

2 weeks post 4th session

Progress pictures :)

1 week post 6th treatment

First blistered this time but it is healed and the scabs have already came off (with my help). The hardest thing for me is not pick even though I usually still do. Finally seeing some good fading. She is treating all of my colors from now on.
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