Painfully Waiting...- San Francisco, CA

I have have about ten tattoos and want a majority...

I have have about ten tattoos and want a majority of them removed. Thank goodness most of my tattoos are fairly simple and small. I never thought having tattoos would make me feel so insecure and sad. I specifically dress myself in order to cover my tattoos and it just sucks not feeling confident. I deeply regret getting all of them.. I got them mainly due to spontaneity and teenage angst. I never really thought of the consequences and now just feel straight up embarrassed having these marks of the past. I'm sick of constantly seeing them every time I look in the mirror and I just my bare body back. I definitely learned my lesson and am glad to have found this site to share my experience/ journey to removal with all of you.

I have had two appointments so far and I am content with the results. The place I go to is awesome and my nurse treats multiple tattoos per session (which saves me a lot of mula ;) Though my first appointment I only had one tattoo treated since he wanted me to get the feel of it. He originally quoted me $115 for my 1x6 tattoo on my inner forearm. When I went it for my second treatment, 4/12/13, he treated five tattoos for $250. I was extremely happy.

My skin is still healing, but I noticed some fading. Hopefully when they are fully healed, I'll see more of a drastic difference. Also, during my second treatment, the pain was excruciating. I felt as if I were being skinned alive.. Luckily the pain only lasted a couple of minutes, and then I just felt sore. I feel so grossed out that the skin is a bit raised/ swollen, haha I don't know why. I am hopeful that my skin will be pure once again!

Hi everyone! Happy to say itching & peeling...

Hi everyone! Happy to say itching & peeling finally stopped. But I do see some shiny areas at certain agains.. What does this mean?! I hope that doesn't mean scarring.. ToT

The area also is kinda dry and flakey. My next appointment is may 21 & I'm so stoked. It seems like I see instant results after each treatment, and during the waiting period I see little fading... It sometimes even looks darker... Haha, again, I'm glad all tje ink is black & shading so the process shouldn't be super super long right?! Probably a year left..? :p

It's summer time and I'm still too embarrassed to wear anything that will expose my tattoos.. Now I will suffer the heat of the sun! I can't wait til they're all removed (which will be awhile from now)'; so I can finally feel comfortable wearing shorts again! Stay hopeful everyone, time will go by quickly & we will all have bare skin once again!
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