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Argh, Hate my New Tattoo - United Kingdom, GB

Like most on here I hate my tattoo. It's only a...

Like most on here I hate my tattoo. It's only a week old but as soon as it was done I hated it and was almost in tears as I left the shop. It's a rainbow feather tatto on my left wrist and essentially is nothing like the picture I gave the tattooist. I would really like it removed. I'm away now for a month but as soon as I get home I want to start the process. It's about 2.75 inches long. Anyone any ideas how many sessions it will take and how long after the initial tattoo has been done you can start the removal? I've popped a pic below. Xxx
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Hey there, checking in to see if you ever started removal of your tattoo?


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Hi All, thanks so much for comments. It's grown on me a little bit as its lightened somewhat!! I'm thinking I might see if I can go and get it touched up a little to make it prettier rather than going through the pain of removal but I'll see how I feel in a few weeks. At least I've stopped wearing a cardigan in 29 degrees heat now! :-) It's my 3rd tattoo and the other 2 I loved straight away so wasn't expecting my reaction to be as it was, I think it's because it's so different to how I envisaged! Will try and post a pic of original idea now, if I can figure out how to from my iPad!! I'm not the best with technology.
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I waited 8 weeks to start removal on mine after it was done maybe longer
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I think your tattoo is cute! I am on session 8, large cover up, I waited 1 month after the tattoo was done
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My tattoo is much larger than yours and I only waited one month after my new tattoo to start treatments. I think the generalized estimate most doctors give is 8 to 10 treatments, but it all depends on your skin. I do know that tattoos on more distal areas of your body have shown to be a little harder to remove. I completely agree with Tena G, go to more than one consultation. I pay a lot less than I should because I went to more than one consultation. I love your tattoo. I have always wanted a feather on my foot, but never got it. I understand though not liking it yourself. Good luck and keep us updated!
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you can´t tell how many treatments as if they put the laser really high they can scar you and if too low they can take years and years...but you are lucky as is not big and is mainly black so will go in probably 2 years.
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I also want to see the photos of the original tattoo idea. I have heard you should wait 6 months after a new tattoo before going through removal. In my opinion if a laser tech gives you an estimate on how many session you will need...then they are lying. The estimates you see online are around 6-8...well I just did treatment #9 and my tattoo is totally still there. Everyone in this community has a variety of lasers that have been used on them so it also depends on the laser and strength of the laser too. Just a tip...go to a few consultations (don't ever pay for a consult) to find the right price and the right feel. I was paying $250 for one tattoo and after 6 treatments i started looking for somewhere new and am now paying a significantly lower amount. 
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So sorry to hear you hated it right away. :( Good for you for jumping on here and starting to research your removal options!

If you still have the original picture you gave the artist, and you feel comfortable sharing it, please post it. I would love to see the differences between what you were envisioning and what you ended up with.

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